Bring your project management skills to a career with the Best Transit Agency in North America (APTA 2018 Transit Agency of the Year)! This is an exciting time to Join Metro Transit as we build the infrastructure for a future of safe, reliable transportation for our region. These positions will be working in Metro’s Capital Division in the Capital Project Management Unit and will report to one of the Capital Project Management Supervisors. The Capital Project Management Unit is responsible for managing the delivery of fixed-asset capital projects within Metro’s Capital Improvement Plan. The Project Management Unit is comprised of approximately 30 professionals from a variety of backgrounds. As a Transit Capital Project Manager 1, you will be assigned to a variety of efforts across multiple sub-portfolios of Metro’s fixed asset portfolio. The unit currently has divided the work into 8 sub-portfolios which include:
State of Good Repair
Trolley Bus Infrastructure
Regional Transit Integration
Speed and Reliability Improvements
Zero Emissions (Electrification) Infrastructure
This position will work with numerous other units, sections and divisions within Metro but will have a primary working relationship with Metro’s Engineering, and Construction Management Units, as well as the Capital Planning, and Project Controls, Management & Performance (PCMP) Sections.
We currently have two openings for the Transit Capital Project Manager (TCPM) 1 position. One (1) opening is for a permanent career service position, and one opening is a term-limited-temporary (TLT)/SDA position. The Term-Limited-Temporary (TLT)/Special Duty Assignment (SDA) position is anticipated to be up to 36 months in duration, with a possibility of extension up to 60-months at Metro’s discretion.
King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation’s public transportation industry.
Associates degrees in facility management, business administration, planning or closely related filed and/or two years of experience in coordinating and providing direct support to the project managers. OR the equivalent combination of education and experience in developing and updating scope, schedule and budget in project management that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties of the position.
Degree in project management or engineering technology
Understanding of project management processes, engineering terminology and construction methodology
Ability to learn and understand contract administration techniques and principles
Excellent communication and organization skills and strong attention to detail
Self starter and able to manage and respond to multiple tasks, competing priorities and changing work environment
Collaboration with various agency staff and frequent contact with outside consultants, equipment vendors, and outside contractors. Must be willing to work with a diverse group of people
Knowledge of applicable automated systems and applications. Understanding of office software including: Oracle and Microsoft Office Suite and/or the ability to learn new software programs used to manage program/project budgets and expenses, schedules, services, and activities
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
Ability to effectively interact and maintain relationships with people of diverse cultures and socio economic backgrounds
Ability to work individually or as a team member
Ability to become familiar with agency specific program and projects
King County Metro Transit is committed to providing transportation services that connect all people and all communities of King County, focus on the equitable distribution of our service and the equitable application of our work (inside and outside the agency), and combat climate change by doing our work in a sustainable manner. Metro Transit is King County’s largest Department, employing well over 5,000 people who primarily work in the field of transit operations, vehicle maintenance, transit facilities operations, and marine.King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment, and radically improving urban air quality by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.