The Thurston County Central Services Department, located in Olympia, Washington, is seeking an experienced Capital Projects Manager II to manage the design and construction of projects identified in the Central Services Capital Facility Plan. This position is primarily responsible for capital construction projects involving the design, repair, maintenance, renovation, replacement, and construction of facilities and associated infrastructure owned by Thurston County.
Essential duties may include, but are not limited to:
Writing scopes of work; requesting, reviewing, and overseeing design work; project estimating and scheduling; project and contract management; overseeing installation and construction; tracking expenditures, invoices, payments, and budgets; maintaining project documentation; preparing and presenting progress reports; and coordinating the work of consultants, contractors, and other management, engineering, operations, and/or maintenance staff as required for assigned projects.
Work assignments may also include researching and troubleshooting problems in operational areas related to County facilities.
This job requires a self-disciplined, highly organized person who has excellent listening and verbal communication skills and problem-solving abilities. The successful candidate must display a professional demeanor, be adaptable, work well with others, and consistently display a high level of tact, discretion, and sound judgment. This position has a high degree of independence and will work under the general direction of the Assistant County Manager.
Working Conditions This position is assigned an office at the Courthouse campus in Olympia, Washington, and may also be assigned to other work locations in the County. The job requires both office and field work and involves working both inside and outside during all weather conditions. The employee will be exposed to conditions and physical hazards associated with general construction. The ability to walk over rough and uneven terrain, climb ladders, and access confined spaces and hard-to-reach areas is required. This employee may be required to work extended and/or non-standard work hours based on construction schedules including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and possibly holidays. This job involves frequent travel to meetings, which requires driving.
Why you'll love it here You'll enjoy a high quality of life in Olympia. We are one of the fastest growing areas in Washington State and the nation. Housing is more affordable than Seattle or Portland. Our innovative schools are also highly rated. Locals enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, and fishing, as well as great local food, coffee, and microbreweries. You'll only be an hour or two away from Seattle, Portland, and some of the most breathtaking scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer--including sandy ocean beaches, powder-filled ski resorts, old growth forests, and alpine meadows. Our county is home to a unique blend of industries, including state government, health care, retail, military, education, construction, farming, fishing, and logging. You'll enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, comprehensive health care, and dental/vision care for you and your family, as well as generous leave programs.
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, architecture, or another closely related field and four years of related project management experience or other closely related experience. Additional experience can be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public, contractors, and other county departments.
Ability to use computers and related software to successfully perform essential job functions of the position, including keeping records and reviewing plans.
A current and valid Washington State Driver's License.
Incumbent will be required to pass a background check.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following desired skills:
Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar industry recognized certification is highly desired. Other desired certifications include the National Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) Level 2 Certification.
Thorough knowledge of: construction/contract administration; plans and specification development; construction inspection; interior space design/utilization; commercial building code; Public Works law; local government procedures; and building automation/systems/elements including architectural, structural, HVAC, electrical, security, water, gas, and sewer.
Demonstrated ability to write and edit logical, comprehensive, and concise plans, reports and correspondence. Exceptional interpersonal communication and customer relations skills.
Intermediate or advanced level expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.
Other Position Related Information
Central Services provides diverse internal services to county offices and departments, including facilities operations and maintenance, vehicle and equipment fleet management, records management, surplus, and mail services. The department has 49 employees, supporting a County workforce of more than 1,000 employees.
Questions about this Position? The contact person for this recruitment is Jettie Silva-Chojnowski, Administrative Services Manager, Central Services Director, (360) 754-2948.
This position is: - Not represented by a Union - Eligible for benefits - Not eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Contingent upon passing a background check
Items required for consideration: - Application - Letter of Interest - Resume
- Supplemental Questions
Internal Number: 25R00634
About Thurston County
Thurston County is a vibrant community ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of generations to live, work, and play.
To create a community that promotes health, commerce, and environmental protection with transparency and accountability.