22 days old

Drainage and Wastewater Project Manager

Seattle Public Utilities
Seattle, Washington 98104
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Seattle Public Utilities' (SPU) Capital Project Delivery and Engineering Branch is looking for dynamic individuals to fill their two (2) Project Managers positions and to join the Drainage and Wastewater (DWW) Project Management Section. The DWW Project Management Section is a group of project managers responsible for all drainage and wastewater capital projects, including combined and sanitary sewer overflow reduction projects, creek improvements and culvert replacements projects, pump station and sewer rehabilitation projects, green stormwater infrastructure projects, and much more.

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SPU is a Community Centered Utility working to make Seattle the best place to live for everyone. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and the other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make.
SPU commits to Our City Values and Race and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We support and hold ourselves accountable to this commitment by eliminating barriers to access and providing employees with equitable opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Job Responsibilities

Here is some of what you might be doing in this role:

  • Lead diverse and multi-functional project teams, that include internal and external stakeholders, in delivering projects through planning, design, construction and close-out phases.
  • Create project management plans (PMPs), document project scope, cost, schedule, risk, and team member roles. Monitor and control the project team's performance in executing the plan and report on status to stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Utility and City staff including operation and maintenance units, engineering, construction management, finance, and planning staff to coordinate options analysis, design, construction, and close-out phase.
  • Facilitate project meetings, maintain action item and decision logs, and manage communications with stakeholders.
  • Negotiate contracts with consultants, including scope, schedule, quality, and cost. Manage execution of signed contract.
  • Lead acquisition of environmental, interagency, and local permits.
  • Lead the resolution of complex project implementation issues.
  • Ensure projects comply with appropriate laws, permits, regulations and codes, as well as SPU's protocols for managing projects.

This position needs to have flexibility to potentially work on other projects and programs associated with other SPU Lines of Business (Drinking Water and Solid Waste) as deemed necessary by the Division Director.



Position Requirements:

Experience: Requires a minimum of four years project or construction management or related experience that contributes to capital infrastructure project delivery:

  • Project,
  • Construction,
  • Outreach,
  • Contract, or
  • Team management

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering, Architecture or related field. (If no degree, a candidate will need two (2) additional years of qualifying experience).

A combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class, will be considered.

To be successful in this role, a candidate should possess some of the following knowledge/experience, skills & abilities:

  • Experience working with multiple and varied stakeholders including capital project team members, vendors, consultants, permitting agencies, community members, and customers.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from diverse professional, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience negotiating contracts and other agreements.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Comprehension of capital delivery life cycle: planning, design, construction, and closeout.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public and environmental health, affordability, accountability, and race and social equity in your work.
  • Success leading and influencing the work of staff who do not directly report to you.


Additional Information

Application Requirement(s):

  • A full City of Seattle online application  
  • Cover letter, addressing the following: 
    • What project are you most proud of working on, and why? What was your role on the project? Share two (2) things that you learned from your experience on 'said' project.

Workplace Environment (*Telework Expectation):    
Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment; however, due to the ongoing pandemic and Covid-19 state and local restrictions, hybrid telework/office work will be available until at least the fall of 2022; consistent with HR guidelines, and as circumstances dictate. We continue to seek guidance from local public health agencies and will proceed accordingly with any necessary changed or needs regarding "workplace location" expectations.

Questions? Please reach out to Heather Baldwin-Stewart at heather.baldwin-stewart@seattle.gov

Salary Details

$52.19 - $60.88 Hourly


Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-18

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