GENERAL PURPOSE: With $54 billion in funding over the next twenty years to expand express bus and commuter rail service in the Puget Sound area, Sound Transit is looking for innovative, technical and creative professionals who are driven to make a difference. The Operations Division is currently looking for a proven Project Manager - Facilities, Design Review & Capital Project Management skilled in reviewing drawings and specifications for major complex projects. As part of an integrated team, your primary responsibility is reviewing plans and specifications to ensure the needs of operations and maintenance is well served in planning, design, and construction of major new transit facilities. Along with general design review skills, some background in electrical and/or systems engineering is preferred. You will also serve as a project manager in the capital program within operations that keeps existing facilities in good repair.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Performs design reviews; reviews plans and specifications for operations and maintenance at the 30%, 60% 90% and ready to advertise stages; provides suggestions and recommendations for better design; analyzes operations and maintenance risk factors using experience and knowledge to determine risk and recommends methods to minimize and control risk. Provides regular updates for the Design Criteria Manual. • Procures consultants and contractors; coordinates and tracks consultants' or contractors' scope of work; verifies work is completed; monitors schedules; provides timely and accurate review of capital projects; negotiates and manages scope, quality, schedule, costs, risk, personnel, consultants/contractors for the design and construction of major rehabilitation projects; manages project budgets; ensures all scope of work includes proper adherence to all applicable codes and design practices; negotiates and approves change orders; forecasts future work for budget and schedule purposes; manages spending and monitors expenditures of service project budgets; and presents contracts and amendments to either the Change Control Board, Configuration Review Board, Sound Transit Operation and Administration Committee or Sound Transit Board for their consideration. • Coaches and trains staff; manages employee relations; manages the workflow and prioritization of projects and work orders; measures the performance of the division and all related staff and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary; provides advice and counsel to staff; develops developmental work plans for staff; implements or recommends corrective actions, discipline and termination procedures as appropriate/necessary. • Leads, coordinates, schedules, assigns, and inspects the daily work activities of assigned staff, consultants and contractors. • Manages vendor and contractor progress including the budget and resources; maintains key project milestones; performs quality control of the work for best practices and code compliancy; manages and reallocates contract funds if appropriate; distributes plans for review by various staff; and monitors vendor/consultant work to determine if they are meeting the duties required by the scope of work. • Ensures personnel are oriented in department procedures, safety practices, systems operations, and other governing regulations; reviews safety issues with employees prior to the start of projects; inspects and/or directs staff to inspect work in progress and upon completion to assure that project activities are in accordance with Agency regulations, policies, and operating procedures and practices. • Arranges for and participates in various Division and Department meetings relative to assigned roles and responsibilities; writes project profile documents and progress reports; compiles meeting notes for follow up; becomes conversant with all facilities relevant concepts and issues facing the Division, Department and Agency; evaluates and proposes improvements to facility capital processes where practical including better efficiency, cost containment, quality, customer satisfaction, staff collaboration and job satisfaction. • Serves as team leader for major rehabilitation projects performed by staff, service vendors, and contractors ensuring adherence to quality, budget and schedules; plans, prioritizes, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of assigned staff; establishes schedules and methods for providing assigned services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly; leads working groups to implement Agency programs; and interacts with project partners, local agencies, and jurisdictions to share knowledge, negotiate issues and develop collaborative relationships. • Assist in the development of a Five Year Facilities Capital Program Budget. • Maintains vendor and contractor records concerning work performance; prepares reports and briefings on project status, progress, changes, and items related to scope, schedule, and budget; analyzes, tracks and reports on trends in operations and maintenance and environmental impact development; develops meeting agendas and writes speaking points; and responds to and resolves inquiries and complaints. Provides support to the department and others on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in facility management, construction management, engineering, architecture, business administration, or closely related field and six years of experience in supervising and administering facilities management operations involving the supervision of capital programs/projects, working with stakeholders, and policy and procedures development that includes three years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility, preferably in a transit/transportation related environment with multiple facility/office locations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License.
Required Knowledge of: • Operational characteristics, services, and activities related to facilities management. • Business/industry principles and practices related to facilities management. • Building construction principles and practices including familiarity with building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical trades. • Principles and practices of program development and administration. • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. • Policy and procedure development. • Project management techniques and principles. • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities. • Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration. • Principles of report preparation, independent cost estimating, and contract scope preparation. • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, mobile devices and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases at an advanced level of proficiency. • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Required Skill in: • Overseeing multiple public and private service providers over a large geographic area including multiple, sometimes overlapping jurisdictional authority • Project management techniques and practices. • Procurement and contracts management. • Assures adherence to Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA) with partner cities and agencies. • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, 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. • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. • Critical and strategic problem solving. • Preparing and analyzing data and comprehensive reports. • Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication. • Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. • Applying 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. • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed indoors and out of doors throughout the service area of King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. • Required to be on-call on a rotating basis, work off hours during special projects and support recovery efforts during severe weather events. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and extreme noise when conducting site visits and working in the field. • Work near/adjacent to active rail and bus lines.
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.
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.