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Special Project Manager- Harborview Bond Program

King County
Seattle, Washington 98104
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    $11,009,856 To $15,344,410
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King County is searching for exceptional leaders to serve as Special Project Managers for the Harborview Bond Program Office. King County is one of America's fastest-growing regions. The County is a dynamic organization building partnerships with communities, stakeholders, and employees to meet the key challenges facing the Northwest -- equity and social justice, expansion of healthcare services, climate change, and regional mobility.

To meet these challenges, the Special Project Managers will lead the full scope of project management work required to implement all phases of design and construction of new facilities including a new tower on the Harborview Medical Center campus. These projects will have major impacts on our residents and four-state region.


Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility owned by King County Government, governed by a County-appointed Board of Trustees, and managed by the University of Washington School of Medicine. Its primary mission is to provide high quality to the indigent and under-served residents of King County.  In serving a four-state region, Harborview is home to the nationally renowned level-one trauma center, and the Medic One Emergency Response Unit which was established as one of the country's first paramedic response programs. Many of Washington State's emergency medical service technicians are trained at Harborview. The Medical Center combines state-of-the-art emergency medical services with general medicine and specialty clinics, including centers of excellence in burn, neurosciences, ophthalmology, infectious disease, and rehab therapy. Harborview Medical Center is the designated disaster control hospital for the region.

Over the years Harborview’s medical facilities have expanded and changed to meet the demands of a growing population and progress in the fields of patient care, medicine, and technology. The current campus spans 13 acres and multiple buildings connected by underground tunnels.

In 2020 the voters of King County approved $1.74 billion in bond funding to support new facilities at Harborview Medical Center. The resulting Harborview Bond Program will build over one million square feet of new and renovated spaces. The new facilities will include construction of a new-high rise inpatient bed tower, and a new behavioral health building. Seismic renovations to the Center Tower and Harborview Hall will increase capacity for supportive services and respite beds. Additional upgrades are designated throughout various facilities, including a full renovation of the Pioneer Square Clinic. The Harborview Bond Program will impact the entire campus including new street and helipad access. The work is expected to extend over a minimum 8 years and the campus will remain operational 24/7 throughout the duration of the work.

As the only county in the United States named after one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr. County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change.

King County has a very strong and resilient economy and an environment where people and businesses can thrive. Located on Puget Sound in Washington State, and covering 2,134 square miles, King County is nearly twice as large as the average county in the United States. With more than 2 million people, it also ranks as the 13th most populous county in the nation.

King County is comprised of 39 cities and is truly an international destination, with over 100 languages spoken in the region and 30 million visitors annually. King County is home to the City of Seattle, suburban cities, small towns, islands, and rural communities, as well as forests, bodies of water, and farmlands.

Cities within King County frequently appear on “Best Places to Live” lists and it is #4 on the Forbes “The Best Places for Business and Careers” List. Many King County communities have highly rated schools, nationally recognized restaurants, vibrant recreation, and numerous cultural opportunities. Housing options range from easy-to-access islands, downtown high-rises, and distinct Seattle neighborhoods to suburban developments that boast walkable amenities.


KEY DELIVERABLES AND EXPECTATIONS: To be considered for these opportunities, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skills, and ability to:

  • Serve as project manager who will lead the full scope of project management work required to implement all phases of design and construction of new facilities, including directing coordinating, and communicating all work required to develop the site plans, new facilities, renovations, and supporting infrastructure on the Harborview campus. 
  • Lead and manage large scale, multi-faceted capital programs located on a large, metropolitan hospital campus that will be fully operational during construction.  
  • Resolve conflicts between contractors, consultants, and/or clients as needed.
  • Monitor the schedule and financial performance of projects and reports to management and stakeholders regularly; negotiates contracts and manages contracts according to terms; negotiates design and construction change orders.  
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to project team members.
  • Maintain positive ongoing relationships. 
  • Promote a pro-equity project environment.

Initially, the Harborview Bond Project will be initiating the projects below:
Position: Special Projects Manager IV
($121,054.75- $153,444.10 Annually) 
1. Senior Project Manager: New Inpatient Hospital Tower
Responsible for leading all work associated with the planning, design, construction, and occupancy of a high-rise, $900 million inpatient hospital facility located on a large, metropolitan hospital campus that will be fully operational during construction. This includes:

  • Managing consultants; contractors and support staff; coordinating with team members and stakeholders; providing budget and contract administration for various project areas. 
  • Responsibility for quality assurance; and safety; must communicate effectively vertically and horizontally with leadership and peers within King County and HMC. 
  • Responsibility for facilitating a broad range of participation by minority and women-owned contractors, as well as fostering a project-wide pro-ESJ environment in all project areas.

Position: Special Projects Manager III
($110,098.56- $139,556.35 Annually)
 2. Project Manager: Land Use; Environment; Energy and Regulations
Manage multi-faceted regulatory and land use issues occurring in a complex urban environment during all phases of design and construction. This includes:

  • Developing and implement strategic plans that are coordinated with other critical path issues. 
  • Responsibility for compliance with all State, County and City regulatory requirements, 
  • Leading all assigned consultants and staff teams
  • Coordinating with legal team and stakeholders with advice from Program Director
  • Coordinating the input of neighbors, stakeholders, and agencies
  • Coordinating with policy officials as directed by the Program Director

Position: Special Projects Manager III
($110,098.56- $139,556.35 Annually)
   3. Project Manager: New Behavioral Health Facility
Lead the program, design, and construction of a new high-rise medical office building dedicated to behavioral health clinical services and training. This includes:

  • Managing a complex environment of multiple users in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Working closely with hospital leadership for key clinical components of the facility.
  • Understanding of the medical and policy impacts of the work and how to build effective teams to drive decision-making within budget and schedule constraints.
  • Coordinating with other related capital projects and ongoing hospital operations

Position: Special Projects Manager III
($110,098.56- $139,556.35 Annually)
   4. Project Manager: Harborview Renovations 
Lead project management of interior hospital renovations in the Maleng Building and the Ninth and Jefferson Building, including

  • Design, construction, and occupancy in an 24/7 occupied facility. 
  • Understanding of the special project requirements for working in occupied spaces with highly complex infrastructure and strict access requirements. 
  • Coordinating multiple contractors, multiple users, maintenance teams and stakeholders. 
  • Managing the schedule, scope and budget through completion and communicate effectively with all parties. 


  • Have an exceptional record of successfully managing, developing, and/or implementing strategic initiatives, policies, and systems to deliver facility projects. Ability to manage the design and/or construction programs within a complex healthcare environment, or complex commercial or public campus environment.
  • Be customer-focused and comfortable advising and partnering with senior and executive level management and key stakeholders regarding complex initiatives, policies, and issues involved in executing major capital programs. 
  • Understands how to manage complex projects including scoping and organizing resources, developing work programs, and facilitating multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Be an excellent people leader and understands how to manage effectively through others. 
  • Be able to persevere and adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Be a champion for equity & social justice. Understands that systematic racism and its long-term effects are pervasive in our society. Are comfortable having candid and sincere conversations with all employees and stakeholders about race and equity in our work.
  • Be organizationally and politically savvy. Able to manage highly visible, complex, and sensitive projects and programs involving multiple and diverse stakeholders with conflicting priorities and political considerations.
  • Be an effective communicator and able to connect with audiences at all levels. 

The successful candidate for each project will be placed in the SPECIAL PROJECT MANAGER III or IV classification. Classification determinations will be based on project assigned. 
This opportunity to join an amazing public infrastructure project that will benefit our community is open to all applicants. A King County application (paper or electronic) is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a resume and cover letter.
Please direct questions about this recruitment to Brittney Marzest by email at bmarzest@kingcounty.gov or by phone at 206-477-8104.

This recruitment is an effort to fill our immediate vacancies as well as create a hire list that will be used for any positions that become vacant within the next 12 months.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. 

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.


Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. 

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.


Posted: 2021-08-30 Expires: 2021-10-14

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