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Capital Project Manager III

Thurston County
Olympia, Washington 98502

Summary of Duties

Thurston County, Washington, is seeking an experienced Capital Project Manager III to manage the design and construction of the Thurston County Corrections Facility (TCCF) expansion project, as well as other projects as assigned. If you are an effective project manager with a proven track record, this position is an excellent opportunity to lead a high-profile, multimillion-dollar project that involves engagement with various stakeholders, senior management, and elected officials. This position will be funded through the end of the TCCF expansion project, which is currently estimated to be about three years. The position end date may be revised based on the County's needs and project schedule.
The Capital Project Manager III job classification is primarily responsible for leading and coordinating each project phase including procurement, planning, design, repair, maintenance, renovation, replacement, and construction. Job duties include writing scopes of work; requesting, reviewing, and overseeing design work; project estimating and scheduling; contract management; overseeing installation and construction; tracking expenditures, invoices, payments, and budgets; writing and maintaining project documentation; preparing and presenting progress reports; ensuring regulatory and permit compliance; and coordinating the work of consultants, contractors, and other management, engineering, operations, and/or maintenance staff as required for assigned projects.
This job has a high degree of independence and requires a self-disciplined, highly organized person who has excellent listening and verbal communication skills and problem-solving abilities. The successful candidate must display a professional demeanor, be adaptable, work well with others, and consistently display a high level of tact, discretion, and sound judgment. The job requires both office and field work and involves working inside and outside during all weather conditions. The employee will be exposed to conditions and physical hazards associated with general construction and utility work including building debris, moving machinery and equipment, live electrical wires, overhead work, dust, and elevated working conditions. The ability to walk over rough and uneven terrain, climb ladders, and access confined spaces and hard-to-reach areas is required. The job may require working extended and/or non-standard hours based on construction schedules including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and possibly holidays. The job involves travel to meetings and conferences, which requires driving a County vehicle.
Why you'll love Thurston County, Washington.
You'll enjoy a high quality of life in Thurston County. Housing in the county, which includes the City of Olympia, is more affordable than in Seattle or Portland, and our innovative schools are highly rated. Our county is home to a unique blend of industries including state government, health care, retail, military, education, construction, farming, fishing, and logging. Residents enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, kayaking, biking, and fishing. We are only an hour or two away from major metropolitan areas and some of the most breathtaking scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer including sandy ocean beaches, powder-filled ski resorts, old growth forests, and alpine meadows. We also offer great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family, as well as paid vacation and sick leave.




The following are required qualifications for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, architecture, or another closely related field.
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar industry recognized certification.
  • A minimum of six years of related design and construction project management experience and four years of supervisory experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of: construction/contract administration; plans and specification development; construction inspection; interior space design/utilization; commercial building code; Public Works law; local government procedures; and building systems/elements including architectural, structural, HVAC, electrical, security, water, gas, and sewer.
  • Ability to use computers and related software to successfully perform essential job functions of the position.
  • Current and valid Washington State driver's license, or ability to obtain a Washington State driver's license within 30 days of employment.

Desired Skills


While not required, preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following desired skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying project management principles and practices to design and construction projects.
  • Experience working in the public sector, including managing capital projects and associated contracts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing, including developing and delivering presentations to public officials, as well as drafting logical, comprehensive, and concise plans, reports, and correspondence.
  • Intermediate or advanced level expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.


Other Position Related Information

How To Apply:

Applicants must submit all of the following in order to be considered for this position:

    • Application

    • Letter of interest

    • Resume

    • Answers to supplemental questions

Questions about this Position? The contact person for this recruitment is Jettie Silva-Chojnowski, Administrative Services Manager, 360-754-2948.
This position is:

  • Not represented by a Union

  • Eligible for benefits

  • Not eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)


Posted: 2019-07-29 Expires: 2019-09-12

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Capital Project Manager III

Thurston County
Olympia, Washington 98502

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