Capital Projects Manager

City Of Vancouver, WA Vancouver , WA 98660

Posted 4 months ago


The purpose of this position is to manage a portfolio of major facility maintenance and construction projects, including new construction, system replacement (mechanical/electrical/plumbing/envelope), renovation, rehabilitation, and remodeling projects through the planning, budgeting, programming, design, permitting, construction, and close out phases on City-owned real properties and facilities.

Position Status: This is a full-time, regular, non-union, exempt position.

Work Schedule: The schedule for this position is M-F, 7:30am 4:30pm.

Application Process:

  • Complete the entire job application and answer supplemental questions.

  • Attach required documents, if applicable.

  • Submit your application before the due date and time.

  • Receive confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email following submission, check your junk/spam mail. Contact HR Assistant Liz Penner at or (360) 487-8411 immediately.

The candidate list may be used to fill future vacancies.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questions that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Functions

  • Coordinate the efforts of multi-disciplinary, multi-agency project teams in the concept, design, construction, and maintenance turn-over of assigned projects. Work closely with operations and maintenance staff to ensure that projects will meet their needs and successfully transition to operations staff at end of project. Create and maintain detailed project records, files, reports and correspondence. Investigate and resolve complaints and problems; investigate and enforce warranty provisions.

  • Administer design and construction efforts, including change orders, field directives, and contingency management. Conduct pre-construction conferences and regular site visits to check project progress and compliance. Monitor construction for contract and code compliance. Drive a city vehicle in a safe and appropriate manner in order to travel efficiently between various assigned worksites.

  • Execute projects via various purchasing and public works contracting methods; negotiate and administer consultant contracts, addendums, and change orders. Conduct pre-bid conferences; review and analyze submitted bids and advise City staff regarding recommendations for selection of the successful bidder. Oversee selection and coordinate activities of vendors, contractors, and consultants; act as mediator and coordinator between contractors and City staff.

  • Manage project budgets; review and authorize payments to vendors/consultants/contractors; establish, monitor, and report on project budgets and schedules.

  • Inspect City-owned facilities and properties to determine renovation, alteration and maintenance needs; advise City staff and others regarding the best methods of correcting deficiencies. Conduct preliminary engineering/design reviews to establish scope, schedule and budget for future projects. Work with committees, community groups and tenants/end users during scoping, design and construction in order to achieve project objectives.

  • Perform project management services for City tenant departments requesting tenant improvements.

  • Give presentations, project tours and project updates to neighborhood groups and elected officials.

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, public or business administration, or a closely related field.

  • Five (5) years of related experience in project management directly overseeing commercial construction projects as an owner, designer, and/or contractor on projects with values in excess of $10 million dollars in construction value.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Project

  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Required Licenses and/or Certifications

Possession of:

  • Appropriate, valid driver's license


  • Principles and methods used in various building construction craft areas

  • Construction cost estimating and resource loading

  • Basic understanding of building codes and how they relate to construction design.

  • Understanding of Construction scheduling

  • Understanding of construction estimating methods

  • Methods, techniques and materials used in the construction, remodeling and rehabilitation of buildings and facilities common to a large municipality

  • Basic architectural and construction engineering principles

  • Basic business contract law

  • Construction financing sources, procedures and practices

  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws that pertain to building construction and zoning

  • Appropriate safety and fire prevention methods in construction

  • Basic business budgeting and accounting principles

  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

  • Use of personal computers and basic software


  • Review plans and specifications for building and related construction and determine compliance of plans with codes and regulations

  • Inspect building sites during construction, alteration or repair and enforce a wide range of building, zoning and related codes and regulations

  • Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports and documentation

  • Make sound judgments within established guidelines

  • Lead and direct project teams in the successful implementation of projects throughout all lifecycle phases of the project

  • Maintain and facilitate a high level of communications on all projects to keep all team members and stakeholders informed

  • Make critical decisions in a timely and effective manner while protecting the City's interests and the interests of the individual customers (city departments)

  • Strive to resolve problems proactively and resolve them quickly when being reactive

  • Operate a personal computer and appropriate software

  • Work in a manner consistent with the City of Vancouver's Operating Principles

  • Work and act as a team player in all interactions with other City employees

  • Provide a high level of customer service at all times

  • Project and maintain a positive image with those contacted in the course of work

  • Develop and maintain collaborative and respectful working relationships with team members and others

  • Consistently provide quality service

  • Maintain regular and dependable attendance

Supplemental Information

This position is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment reference check, a criminal background check with fingerprinting, and a driving abstract.

The 'Work Experience' and/or 'Education' sections of your application must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above.

A resume or position description will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

For questions about the job announcement, call: 360-487-8417.

For technical help with online application, call 1-877-204-4442.

Application Help:

Announcement information can be made available in an alternative format by calling 711 (Relay Operator for the Deaf).


The City of Vancouver is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. We strive to create a working environment that includes and values employees from all races, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law.

In conjunction with the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability will be considered only in context of an applicant's ability to perform essential functions of the job and to determine reasonable accommodation. The physical demands described in this job announcement are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This announcement is meant only as a general descriptive recruitment guide. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and is not a complete description of the job.

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