Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $29.65 - $38.52 Hourly
King County Metro Transit is hiring forward-thinking and detail-oriented Project Control Engineer I to join a dynamic work group within the Capital Division. The Project Control Engineer I plays an important role in providing contract and project administration services within the Project Controls Office to ensure the success of Metro’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Metro’s CIP aligns with our long game to leverage the power of public transit to build healthier, more equitable, a thriving economy, and a sustainable environment. Come join Metro and move forward this blueprint as a Project Control Engineer.
We are accepting applications from all qualified candidates. This recruitment will be used to fill 3 career service (CS) vacancies. This recruitment will create an eligibility pool for future Career Service or Temporary (Term-limited temporary, special duty assignment or short-term temp) positions that may occur in the next 12 months. The eligibility pool will be used at the discretion of the hiring manager or until exhausted.
This recruitment is open until filled. The first review period will include applicants that submit a completed application by April 2, 2023. If needed, the following review period will include applications submitted between April 3 and April 17, 2023. We will continue to update this tentative review schedule as needed or until all positions are filled.
We are looking for candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
- One year of experience performing contract administration, project administration, or project controls duties in an architecture/engineering/planning setting or construction setting.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to complete tasks or assignments within specified deadlines.
- Ability to work well and respectfully within a diverse team and establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from different various positions, cultures, and backgrounds.
- Ability to demonstrate behaviors that include fairness, respect, inclusiveness, integrity, and ethical conduct.
- Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, including the ability to provide professional and courteous service.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite such as Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint.
- Valid Washington State driver's license (or ability to obtain Washington State driver's license upon hire) or ability to travel to off-site locations as needed.
- A bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration, or closely related field OR any equivalent combination of experience and education listed above which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to perform the work will be considered.
- Certificate(s) or certification(s) in public works procurement, contracts administration, project controls and/or program management.
- Proficiency using Microsoft Project and Power BI.
- Experience working with State and Federal grants, including reporting and recordkeeping.
- Experience working for a contractor or working on a construction site.
- Experience working for an Architecture, Engineering, or Planning Consulting firm preparing designs, administering contracts, or preparing schedules.
- Experience using Oracle EBS (iProcurement), or similar software.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.
Application & Selection Process
Submit an online employment application online at https://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, answer the supplemental questions, and attach a resume.
All the application materials will be screened for qualifications, competitiveness, completeness, and communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews.
NOTE: Please answer ALL questions in the online 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.
Applications that are not complete, or do not include the required materials, may be rejected as incomplete, and not advanced in the process. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Application Tips and FAQs at: www.kingcounty.gov/jobs.
This position has a work week that is 40 hours, Monday through Friday. This is an overtime eligible position that is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Work outside normal business hours may be required occasionally. Alternate work schedules may be considered.
The primary location of the position is at the King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104. However, this is a hybrid position (teleworking and in office). The work associated with this position will be performed or conducted through a combination of teleworking and onsite work and meetings. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.