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Title: Senior Construction Project Manager
Company: Pierce Transit
Location: Lakewood, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 117304
The individual we are seeking will have hands on experience in public works construction projects and will be prepared to successfully manage critical projects throughout the Pierce Transit service area. This person will be relied on for overall project initiation, planning, execution and control, adherence to quality standards and compliance, technical direction throughout the project, project accounting and project closure.

The Sr. Construction Project Manager typically manages projects of $500,000 or more and will be actively engaged in Agency business which may include:
  • Serving on regional projects and special committees;

  • Seeking and compiling stakeholder input;

  • Overseeing studies and projects and developing policies and procedures;

Essential Functions The following functions are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed 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.
  1. Monitor and control assigned Agency projects, budget, resources, team members, consultants and vendors; monitor projects; evaluate and accept work or products; verify charges; approve routine project change orders; review invoices for accuracy and conformance; and approve and process invoices for payment.

  2. Interact with architects, engineers and other hired consultants, city building permit departments, inspectors, and stakeholders.

  3. Monitor contractor's adherence to contractual agreements and work collaboratively with Project Controls Administrator to ensure projects are completed in conformance with signed contracts, plans, specifications and contract changes.]

  4. Identify risks and issues and confer with appropriate Agency personnel and contract project personnel to resolve them. Develop and manage risk management plan for projects that frequently involve risk exposure at Enterprise level.

  5. Review Design Plans for constructability and provide value engineering for design.

  6. Prepare AutoCAD documents (drawings) to the level of permit acquisition and public bidding.

  7. Perform field inspections to ensure full compliance with plans and specifications such as Safety Plans, Prevailing Wage Rates, Design specifications, etc.

  8. Prepare a variety of complex narrative and statistical reports, proposals and recommendations including project status reports for federally grant-funded projects.

  9. Prepare and deliver various types of presentations to include training and status reporting, to audiences at various levels of the Agency, including Board of Commissioners and Executive Team.

  10. As part of the Project Management Office (PMO), review deliverables of other acting project managers and provide team and project manager coaching, mentoring, and support.

  11. Act as Pierce Transit's point of contact for assigned construction projects that involve regional partners. Ensure coordination between all involved agencies throughout the projects.

  12. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field and five (5) years of Construction Management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job such as those listed above.

Special Requirements:
Measuring wheel, tape measures, engineer rulers, RS Means cost estimating software, AutoCAD software, MS Office software, intranet/extranet, MS Project, SharePoint.

Knowledge of and skill in applying:
  • Advanced design for commercial construction and remodeling of building construction principles and practice;

  • Proper equipment used for construction projects;

  • Practices of crafts and trades used in building construction and maintenance;

  • Building codes, fire codes, and life safety codes;

  • ADA requirements and recommendations;

  • Principles and practices for working safely on construction sites;

  • Federal Transit Administration, state, county, and city regulations;

  • Federal and Washington State prevailing wage laws;

  • Principles of budget management, contract administration, and purchasing policies and procedures;

  • Working knowledge of construction terminology, procedures, and practices;

  • Leadership principles;

  • Public relations principles;

  • Modern office equipment.

  • Alternative Public Works Contracting Methods

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