Goverment Jobs
Published
November 21, 2019
Location
Seattle, Washington
Job Type

Description

Summary

This position will be used to fill one immediate career service Capital Project Scheduler (Transit Project Control Engineer II) position. This recruitment may be used to create an eligibility pool for future career service; term limited temporary (TLT) and special duty assignment opportunities. Eligibility pools may be valid for up to twelve months, or until exhausted, at the discretion of the hiring authority.

This position is open to the general public and all King County employees.

Project Controls, Management and Performance (PCMP) within the Capital Division of the Metro Transit Department is looking for a forward-thinking and detail-oriented individual to join the Project Control Office (PCO) and play a strategic role in the developing and maintaining project schedules. This position will play an active role in project teams to ensure the success of capital projects.

In coming years, Metro Transit is planning to implement an expansive capital program estimated at nearly $2B which includes adding base capacity for our growing fleet including battery buses and charging stations; building new RapidRide corridors to improve speed, reliability, and customer comfort; investing in existing buildings, bus stops, and other assets to keep them in good shape and support safe, reliable, and efficient operations for King County residents.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be a part of innovative capital programs and projects either underway or to be initiated by Metro to meet the ever-growing demand for its services while promoting equity consistent with various Metro and Executive initiatives. Primary duties will include developing and maintaining project schedules, serving as a core member in project teams, supporting contract administration activities, and researching and analyzing data for various capital projects implemented by Metro Transit.

The successful candidate will work with project managers, project engineers, project representatives and other responsible parties in the resolution of challenges associated with projects.

The most competitive candidate will have strong knowledge of scheduling techniques, experience with public sector compliance practices, the ability to gather, analyze and present data to a diverse audience, and costing estimating experience.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Beatrice Rice
Talent Advisor
206-263-8557
[email protected]

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees.In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. You will:

  • Develop, maintain and closeoutproject schedules utilizing standardized templates consistent with established guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Create, maintain and track various elements of a project schedule (e.g., Risk Register, Lessons Learned, etc.).
  • Monitor Estimate-At-Completion (EACs) through life of project for reporting purposes.
  • Attend project team meetings as core member to facilitate schedule updates, seek clarification and report out (either Power BIand/ordashboard as required).
  • Review work order scopes for compliance with relative contract scope of work.
  • Review Level-of-Effort (LOE) prepared by consultant or cost proposal prepared by contractor.
  • Perform peer review of documents (amendments, change orders, record of negotiations, etc.) prepared by others for compliance with county, department and section policies and procedures.
  • Assist construction field personnel in estimating and negotiation of proposed changed orders.
  • Prepare change order documentation and initiate the approval process.
  • Foster a workplace that effectively meets the needs of diverse groups and demonstrates inclusion.
  • Promote equity through program and by fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Participate in discussions at team and unit meetings on various ESJ topics.
  • Promote equity in your decision-making process.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts undertaken by the group.
  • Perform contract and project administration duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

A bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or closely related field, OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work.

Additional requirements include:

  • Two years of experience in scheduling/project control or costing is required.Working knowledge of scheduling and contract administration techniques and principles. Experience must include work on a public works project and familiarity with cost/scheduling software package.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are critical. Ability to prioritize assignments and manage rapidly changing priorities.Must be able to work on a number of projects simultaneously.
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with coworkers, team members and outside agency representatives.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and in person with technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently on secondary tasks or assignments while performing core duties.
  • Proficiency using a computer and programs such as Excel, Outlook, Project and Word.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and effectively present data.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Understanding of and ability to use Power BI
  • Specialized training with Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule development.
  • Familiarity with Project Management Institute (PMI) practices and/or hold a certification.
  • Experience working for a contractor or working on a construction site.

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Valid Washington State Driver's License or ability to travel throughout King County.
Supplemental Information

An Employer to be Proud of
King County Metro Transit is the winner of the 2018 award for best large transit system in North America. We are a national leader in getting people to work quickly, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and improving urban air quality, providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of innovations which have made us a leader in the nation's public transportation industry.

Competitive Benefits
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit) and a highly competitive benefits package including health coverage for you and eligible dependents. For additional information regarding benefits please visit: www.kingcounty.gov/employees/benefits.

Work Schedule
Transit Project Control Engineer II positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and therefore not eligible for overtime pay. The standard work week is within the 8:00 a.m. ? 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday timeframe; however, alternative work scheduleswill be considered. Occasional work may be requiredduring evenings and weekends.

Work Location
King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle

Forms and Materials Required
An employment application completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience) and answers to the supplemental questions are required. A resume and cover letter are not required, but highly recommended. You can either attach your documentsin the"attachments" section or paste your documentsinto the "text resume" section of the employment application. See application instructions at the end of this posting for more details.

Application Process
Applicants should complete anapplication at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, which includes the Supplemental Questions. A resume and cover letter are not required, but highly recommended.

NOTE: Please answer allquestions in the employment application itself, with each of your jobs during the last 10 years listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving etc. Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant in some way to this job. If you have questions about this, please contactBeatrice Riceas stated above.

Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Application Tips and FAQs at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs.

If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please inquire directly with the Human Resources contact for this job announcement, Beatrice, at 206-263-8557 or [email protected]

Selection Process
Applications will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The most competitive applicants may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and/or testing. Final selection will be subject to acceptable employment references.

For tips on applying, please visit: http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs/applying.aspx

Class Code: 7141200 (Transit Project Control Engineer II)

Union Membership: These positions are represented by Technical Employees Association (TEA).

King County is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workplace and 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 values--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, we are responsible stewards. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for other options.
If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs

For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

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Thank you for your interest in this employment opportunity. In applying for this job, please follow the instructions provided on filling out your employment application. Data fields provided should all be completed. This includes, but is not limited to: ? the education and work experience sections of your employment application (do not merely refer to your resume). ? A description of each position that you have held in the last ten years. If you held more than one position with an employer, please list each job separately, showing the dates of employment in each position. You should also include jobs that are prior to the last ten years if they were relevant to your qualifications. ? For each position listed, state the month and year in which you started and in which you ended it, and your reason for leaving the position. If you have been terminated from any previous jobs, please state the specific reasons why. Your application, along with your resume, will be used to determine whether you meet the qualifications and/or are competitive for this position. If you have any questions about this, please contact the HR Advisor identified in the job announcement. I have read the above statement and certify that the statements made by me on the application are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information.

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If you are a current King County employee, please indicate below which union you belong to. If you are not a King County employee, or are a King County employee not represented by a union, please put "N/A".

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    The minimum qualifications for this position starts with a bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or closely related field, OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work. Please indicate which best describes your qualification for this position.

    • A bachelor's degree
    • A combination of work experience, training and education that provides the skills to perform the work
    • None of the above
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    Please select which minimum qualifications, if any, you possess for this position.

    • Two years of experience in scheduling/project control or costing is required. Working knowledge of scheduling and contract administration techniques and principles. Experience must include work on a public works project and familiarity with cost/scheduling software package.
    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are critical. Ability to prioritize assignments and manage rapidly changing priorities. Must be able to work on a number of projects simultaneously.
    • Strong customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with coworkers, team members and outside agency representatives. Ability to effectively communicate in writing and in person with technical and non-technical personnel.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds.
    • Ability to work independently on secondary tasks or assignments while performing core duties.
    • Proficiency using a computer and programs such as Excel, Outlook, Project and Word.
    • Ability to gather, analyze and effectively present data.
    • I do not meet any of the minimum qualifications listed
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    Please select which desired qualifications, if any, you possess for this position.

    • Understanding of and ability to use Power BI
    • Specialized training with Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule development.
    • Familiarity with Project Management Institute (PMI) practices and/or hold a certification.
    • Experience working for a contractor or working on a construction site.
    • I do not meet any of the desired qualifications listed

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