$91,062.40 – $115,419.20 Annually
Seattle, WA
Job Type
Term Limited Temporary, Full Time, 40 hrs/wk
DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks
Job Number
SWD -Solid Waste
6/13/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

The Solid Waste Division (SWD) of King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks has an opening for a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) Capital Project Manager III position providing an opportunity for a talented leader, team-builder, and communicator to serve the public and the environment of King County. This position has an anticipated term of three years, with the possibility of further extension. SWD offers a flexible schedule, diverse workgroup, robust benefits package, abundant opportunities for professional and personal growth, and work-life balance. We seek candidates committed to providing leadership in successful planning, implementation, monitoring, and control of major capital projects that span months to several years, with budgets ranging from less than $1 million to over $100 million.

The SWD vision is to achieve zero waste of resources and enhance the environment through collaboration and innovation. We model and advance environmental values through green-building principles; landfill gas-to-energy; promotion of zero waste, reuse, and recycling; and water quality and habitat protection. SWD is deeply committed to the County’s Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan and our organization’s top-line cultural value is that employees are valued, engaged, and working together for a common purpose.
The Capital Project Manager III position resides within SWD’s Project Management Office. The person in this position will work independently with limited general day-to-day oversight as well as work closely with senior project managers to plan, design, and implement project management plans and construction management plans to complete major capital projects.  Projects may include landfill area development and closure; recycling and transfer stations, and operational enhancements.

The position requires competencies in project management; contract administration; schedule development and analysis; cost estimating/analysis; performance monitoring and reporting; advanced project risk management; communication and leading project teams.

Teleworking Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
Who May Apply:  This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Forms and Materials Required: Applicants must submit a (1) King County application form, (2) resume, and (3) letter of interest detailing your background and describing how your education and experience meet the qualifications and has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center at 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104

Work Schedule: This TLT position has a 40-hour workweek, Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend work occasionally required. This position is exempt from FLSA provisions and is not overtime-eligible.   The position is represented by PTE 17A.

Examples of Job Duties: 
The CPM III will manage projects by developing, tracking, and updating:

  • Scope, schedule, budget, risk, and procurement management plans
  • Risk registers
  • Stakeholder engagement and communications management plans
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

As Project Manager for assigned projects, the incumbent will: 

  • Prioritize, organize and manage project work and resources
  • Manage consultants and other professionals by monitoring performance and ensuring accountability
  • Identify and effectively engage project stakeholders
  • Perform quality assurance and quality control oversite
  • Develop, manage and participate in project teams
  • Manage both verbal and written communications in a professional manner
  • Identify, manage, and respond to project risks
  • Oversee implementation of construction work
  • Manage the design, construction management, and construction contracts:
  • Initiate and closeout projects and contracts following established protocols
  • Set up project performance monitoring parameters in SWD project tracking and reporting systems (PRISM)
  • Prepare project performance reports in compliance with King County requirements
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in project management, construction management, resource management, environmental science, civil engineering, business administration, public administration, or closely related field from an accredited university or educational institution and a minimum of five years of work experience as a project manager for public works capital projects or a combination of education and experience which provides you the skills to perform the duties of this job efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously and produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of professional disciplines in dynamic team settings and utilize strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Documented professional experience in analyzing technical specifications to develop scopes, schedules, and budgets.
  • Ability to understand and appropriately integrate stakeholder needs.
  • Demonstrated success working with multi-disciplinary project teams and individuals with diverse backgrounds, and in building collaborative team relationships
  • Excellent organizing, planning, and process management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong problem and conflict resolution skills

The Most Competitive Candidate Will Have:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with Project Management Institute (PMI) or similar qualification.
  • Five years of project management expertise for public works projects and programs.

Special requirements:

  • A valid Washington state driver’s license or the ability to commute to work sites in an expeditious manner as needed.

Contact Information: For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Prakash Meloot at

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.

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.

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