Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in civil engineering, construction management or closely related field and 10 years of construction and/or construction management experience on large complex projects including heavy civil, transit, structures and/or underground structures. Experience is to include planning, involvement with design development, contract procurement and contract execution, including field operations, contract administration, start-up and testing, and closeout. Experience must include at least 6 years of supervisory, budgetary and management responsibility, preferably in a transit/transportation related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License is required.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
• Possession of a current certification as a Certified Construction Manager issued by the Construction Management Certification Institute, registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of Washington or certification as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.
Required Knowledge of:
• Operational characteristics, services and activities of the Construction Management Division.
• Senior professional and/or technical expert knowledge of business/industry principles and practices for project management and construction management.
• Methods and techniques used in the performance of duties and responsibilities specific to civil engineering, construction management and project management.
• Standards and codes that govern construction in Washington State, Public Works contracting law, construction safety manuals, contract plans and specifications and general construction industry practices.
• Advanced principles and practices of project management, civil engineering and construction.
• Methods and techniques of contract negotiation and administration.
• Methods and techniques of claims management and defense, including use of Disputes Review Boards, Mediation and Litigation.
• Principles, methods and techniques of developing and managing schedules.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations as they apply to transit operations.
• Principles of financial management (expenditure tracking, variance identification, revenue tracking.
• Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.
• Advanced principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.
• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and statistical databases.
• Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs for accomplishing assigned work (i.e. communications, preparing spreadsheets, schedules, reports, etc.).
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, contractors, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients.
• Overseeing and managing comprehensive Construction Management Programs that includes a series of inter-related projects or functional areas of significant depth and complexity.
• Negotiating and administering construction and engineering services contracts, and third party agreements.
• Preparing and administering large Program budgets.
• Conceptualizing, influencing, developing and administering goals, objectives, guidelines and procedures for the Department/Division.
• Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.
• Complaint resolution and problem solving.
• Policy and procedure development.
• Critical and strategic problem solving.
• Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.
• Responding to inquiries.
• Effective, clear and concise verbal and written communication.
• Applying advanced project management and program development techniques and principles.
• Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials and outside agencies.
• Developing and monitoring departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs and schedules.
• Supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.