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Capital Projects Coordinator, Senior

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City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Seattle Center is seeking qualified professionals for the position of Senior Capital Projects Coordinator. It is a very exciting time to work for Seattle Center, with many different planning, design and construction projects in and around the 74-acre campus. The Redevelopment Division is charged with the overall site master planning and management of design and construction of Seattle Center's public facilities and grounds. Its responsibilities include soliciting input and feedback from a myriad of our stakeholders, including the community, Seattle Center resident organizations, and Seattle Center staff, including the operations and maintenance team. Redevelopment aspires to be a cohesive and collaborative workgroup. This position reports directly to the Redevelopment Director.

Over the next several years, the Redevelopment Division will:

  • Support redevelopment of KeyArena by the Oak View Group. This arena is being redeveloped for use as a NHL, NBA, and music venue.

  • Coordinate with Seattle Department of Transportation, Sound Transit and Seattle Monorail Services and their partners on ongoing transportation projects in the vicinity of Seattle Center.

  • Update the Seattle Center Master Plan.

  • Implement energy efficiency capital projects.

  • Partner with King County on Green Sustainable Infrastructure projects.

  • Implement ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) improvements throughout the campus.

  • Develop capital improvement projects to existing buildings and grounds.

  • Coordinate/Manage tenant projects across the campus.

  • Carry out facility condition assessments using specialty consultants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with operations and program staff and stakeholders to formulate capital project program plans, scopes of work, and cost and schedule projections.

  • Plan and oversee project development from start to finish, scheduling work to have minimal impact on Seattle Center activities. Included are land use and permitting, environmental reviews, design reviews, construction management, project accounting, final commissioning, and project close out.

  • Represent Seattle Center in presentations of projects to stakeholders and regulatory agencies.

  • Determine and recommend the appropriate contracting method to select architects, engineers, and other consultants for specific projects. Oversee the selection process, develop and negotiate contracts, manage the design process, and approve pay requests.

  • Determine and recommend the appropriate contracting methods to select contractors and fabricators. Oversee the construction bidding process; review contractor bids and pricing; inspect the contractor's compliance and quality of work in the field; ensure contractor compliance with safety plans; authorize payments to contractors; review and approve change orders; and closeout contracts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a minimum of four years project or construction management or related experience and a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

License, Certification and Other


Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who possess these Desired Experience, Skill, and Personal Characteristics:


  • Four years of increasingly independent and responsible experience in project or construction management.

  • Experience with independently managing complex public works construction projects involving scheduling and developing construction methods that enable ongoing business activities to be maintained, and involvement of the community of users and operators in the design and oversight of the project scope.

  • Oversight of capital projects with a range of constituent interest groups, public/private funding partnerships, and technical building systems issues.

  • Experience with highly visible, sometimes controversial, projects with substantial public and community interest and elected official and media attention.

  • Skill and experience with architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical systems design, repair, construction.

  • Experience in establishing working relationships with contractors, consultants, and maintenance staff.

Skills, Abilities, and

  • Ability to reflect overall Department goals and objectives to the public.

  • Excellent communications skills to convey in writing and oral presentation complex design and technical concepts and to listen and translate design and program concerns and aims to design and construction professionals.

  • Extensive in-the-field knowledge of construction techniques, materials, and methods and extensive familiarity with code requirements and industry standards to provide advanced critical evaluation of project design and construction assumptions and approaches.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in the use of project management software (e.g. Microsoft Project), AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office suite.

  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and in cost estimation and constructability analysis. Knowledge of design and construction methods and materials.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Leadership ability and proven experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that project designs are driven by user and patron needs.

  • Capacity to work independently and exercise excellent judgment in determining information and decisions that need to be shared with the Division Director or Department Executive Staff.

  • Desire to share knowledge and skills freely with other staff to aid the work of the Department overall in accomplishing its goals. Model a collaborative approach to problem-solving.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

While most work is performed in an office environment, work also requires field assignments on construction sites that can be hazardous and difficult to access and maneuver and affected by all types of weather conditions. This may include using ladders, accessing roofs, overseeing hazardous material remediation.

Additional Information:The Redevelopment staff at Seattle Center trusts that our collective contribution is greater than the sum of our parts. We are looking for a new member to help us bring our best game to our work and each other while we all pull in the same direction as one team.

How to Apply:

Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Submit the following items to be considered for these vacancies:

  • NEOGOV online (or paper) application

  • Supplemental questionnaire

  • A cover letter AND rsum

Your application may be rejected if these items are missing or incomplete. Note, simply providing a cover letter and rsum is not a substitute for completing the application itself.

Selected candidates will be required to submit a Complete Driver's Abstract (at your own expense) that demonstrates a good driving record.

Hiring process involves background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons offered employment are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at time of hire.

About Seattle Center:

Seattle Center serves as an extraordinary arts, civic and family gathering place in the core of our region. The more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations residing on the 74-acre campus, together with a broad range of public and community programs, offer nearly 16,000 events attracting 12 million annual visits. Seattle Center's Purpose is "to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities". Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.

For additional information about Seattle Center, please visit our website at

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Capital Projects Coordinator, Senior

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City Of Seattle, WA