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Project Manager- Transportation

City of Tukwila
Full Time
Tukwila, WA
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Job description


The City of Tukwila is 9.6 square miles of opportunity and a dynamic place to work. The population is 21,000+ at night and up to 150,000+ during the day. Tukwila shares borders with the Cities of Seattle, Renton, SeaTac, Burien, and Kent. Its central location lies in the heart of the Puget Sound region, sitting 12 miles south of downtown Seattle, 17 miles north of downtown Tacoma, and just east of SeaTac Airport. It is easily accessed by I-5 and I-405 or via either of Tukwila's two train stations, the Sounder Station, or the Sound Transit Light Rail Station.

Our Mission: To provide superior services that support a safe, inviting, healthy environment for our residents, businesses, and guests. All potential team members are evaluated on the following values:

Caring –We support the diverse community we serve with compassion, empathy and kindness.
Professional – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and act with integrity and transparency. We are respectful and courteous with all.
Responsive – We are timely and effective in the delivery of great customer service. We continually strive to find innovative ways to improve.

The Public Works Engineering Division mission is to provide professional engineering services for planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the water, sewer, surface water and transportation infrastructure. Other services include assisting development permit review and monitoring of franchise utility operations in the City.

Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager, the Transportation Project Manager* performs professional level work in planning, developing, implementing, budgeting, and coordination of a variety of small to large transportation related and construction projects.*

This position designs and prepares engineering plans, specifications, and estimates which may include engineering computations, details, profiles, maps, and bid documents for projects including: the City-wide ADA, Annual Signal and Annual Overlay programs, Neighborhood Traffic Control Program, including coordination with utility providers and other divisions and departments within the City

Provides technical support to a variety of engineering studies related to planning and design of roadway, signal and transportation and other PW projects; research, collect, interpret and record data; prepare maps, graphs, drawings and reports to present study results.

Review progress and/or inspect assigned construction or development projects for compliance with plans and specifications, including resolving constructability problems and issues and for conformance to City policies, ordinances, resolutions, and established engineering practices.

Hiring Salary Range: $8,253 - $10,031 per month, plus excellent benefits. This position is represented by the Teamsters Local Union #763.

How to Apply: Applicants are required to complete an online application, attach a resume (required) and a letter of interest (required).

City of Tukwila Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tukwila's diversity is its greatest asset. Tukwila embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. City of Tukwila employees should take an active interest in getting to know the various communities in Tukwila, including partnering with community-based organizations and being visible at community events.

The City of Tukwila is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Veteran's Preference: City of Tukwila follows the guidance given by the State of Washington regarding applying Veteran's Preference under provisions of RCW 73.16.010 and WAC 357.16.110 (2). Please attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB Form 22 to your online application if you are eligible to claim Veterans Preference. Character of service should reflect as being Honorable. General discharge under Honorable Condition does not qualify.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to [email protected]

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manages capital improvement and/or major projects, including development of the scope, schedule, costs for assigned project, consultant selection process, contracts, project design, and construction schedules.

Deal effectively and tactfully with the public, contractors, elected officials, city staff and other design professionals. Develops and maintains working relationships with community, regional, State and national contacts. Makes presentations to committees, boards, task forces and community groups as necessary.

Coordinate the work of consulting engineers, contractors, and outside agencies to coordinate City projects. Performs professional level program work such as interviewing clients, assessing needs and organizing referrals, and creating and administering marketing plans.

Reviews plans and performs regular inspections of assigned projects to ensure constructability and compliance with plans and specifications, ordinances, safety requirements, and other applicable standards, to include checking appropriateness of materials and methods used.

Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, records, and notes; completes as-built plans; and maintains project files.

Evaluates program performance including goals, priorities, and delivery strategies; compiling information; the effectiveness of assigned programs; conducting on-site evaluations and/or inspections; and interviewing participants and providers.

Prepares plans and specifications or manages consultant contracts to prepare plans, specifications and estimates for assigned projects.

Manages the allocation of discretionary funds to project areas; coordinates the decision-making processes involving the community, agencies, and the City; recommends project funding; and approves expenditures.

  • Maintains reasonable, predictable, and regular attendance during the standard work week. Remains current in codes, rules, and regulations applicable to specific project area of expertise. Coordinates efforts between agencies, staff, providers, clients, and departments; reviews legislation and provides communication and analysis of new laws, updated information, new resources and opportunities, and new programs available.
  • Manages project funds, to include researching funding sources and writing proposals; monitors budgets and payments of consultants and contractors; establishes anticipated cash flow for larger projects and identifies potential problems; prepares status reports; and approves expenditures.
  • Develops project and program budgets and planning documents for projects. Resolves availability and quality of service problems; and analyzes or assesses service needs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

Principles and practices of civil engineering;

  • Terminology, methods, materials, practices, and techniques in area of transportation assignment;
  • Customer service techniques and team building concepts;
  • Codes, laws, regulations, and ordinances governing area of assignment;
  • Financial analysis and budget management;
  • Consultant selection and bid processes;
  • City organization and operations;
  • Modern office practices and procedures; and
  • Tools and equipment used in area of assignment.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

  • Using applicable tools and equipment; Interpreting and negotiating contracts;
  • Working independently with minimum supervision, exercising initiative and sound judgment;
  • Project management and handling multiple tasks;
  • Preparing and maintaining accurate records and files; Applying customer service techniques;
  • Performing computations quickly and accurately;
  • Moving around on work sites and under adverse field conditions;
  • Interpreting construction plans, diagrams, blueprints, maps, and specifications;
  • Preparing and presenting oral and written correspondence;
  • Developing complex bid specifications;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels; and
  • Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Education, Experience and Other Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Science, or a related field and five (5) years of project management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to perform the essential elements of the job.

Valid Driver's License.


Washington State Professional Engineering or Engineer in Training licensure is a plus.

  • Ability to analyze, prepare, communicate and implement programs effectively;
  • Good judgment, creative and strategic thinking and the ability to develop program plans and system improvements;
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex information to a wide range of audiences within the City, including other divisions, departments, elected officials and a diverse residential and business population;
  • Experience working with signal systems, TACTICS Intelligent Traffic Signal System and Fiber-optic Traffic WAN;
  • Current understanding and knowledge of the MUTCD, AASHTO, ADA and WSDOT standards and guidelines; and
  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base


Medium work: Exerting up 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

City of Tukwila
Summary of Benefits for Teamsters Represented Employees:
Benefits are provided as per the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
The City of Tukwila offers a comprehensive benefit package to all regular full-time and regular part-time employees and their eligible dependents, including domestic partners (DP) and domestic partner's children (a tax penalty applies to the domestic partner portion of the premium). Part-time employees pay a pro-rated share of the premium.

Employees have the option of choosing from the City's self-insured plan that is administered by Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA) and is part of the Regence Preferred Provider network; or Kaiser Permanente, an HMO, for medical and prescription coverage.

The dental plan is provided through the City's self-insured plan and covers preventative, basic, and restorative services to an annual maximum of $2,000. An incentive level applies to these services ranging from 70% to a maximum of 100% coverage. Orthodontia is available for dependent children to age 19.

Vision coverage is provided via Teamsters through Northwest Administrators, Inc. Coverage includes an annual eye exam and vision hardware.
Sick leave: Sick leave accrues at the rate of 4 hours per pay period (pro-rated for part-time employees.)

Vacation: After six months continuous employment, six (6) days of vacation is awarded and then accrues at the rate of 4 hours each pay period (pro-rated for part-time employees). Additional vacation days are awarded annually after 3 years through 15 years of service, to a maximum accumulation of 384 hours.

Holidays: The City of Tukwila recognizes ten (10) holidays and two (2) floating or "personal" holidays each calendar year, unless otherwise specified in a labor contract.

Membership in the Washington State Retirement System PERS 2, PERS 3, or PSERS 2 plans, as applicable, is required. The employee and employer both contribute to the plans.

Deferred Compensation Program (457B): Employees may choose to set aside a portion of their earnings on a tax-deferred basis for retirement purposes. The City offers three investment programs: Mass Mutual, ICMA-RC, and Security Benefits Group.
A basic life insurance policy of $50,000 is provided for Teamsters represented employees. (Part-time employees pay a pro-rated share of the premium.)

Supplemental life insurance is available at group rates through payroll deduction for employees and their dependents.

A long term disability (LTD) policy is provided for Teamsters represented employees at no cost. The policy provides for up to 60% of salary replacement to a maximum of $6000 monthly.
The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows employees to set aside a portion of their salary, tax-deferred, to pay for out of pocket medical expenses; dependent care expenses (child and adult); and adoption expenses.
The City of Tukwila contracts with an outside agency to provide confidential personal or job related counseling and referral assistance to employees and their eligible dependents at no cost.

Longevity pay is awarded after five years of service and increases at 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years.


Commuter Incentives: ORCA Cards for commuting via regional transit; Van Pool - may be eligible for $100 monthly incentive; Alternate Commuters - carpool/rideshare, walk, or bicycle may be eligible for $60 monthly incentive.

Career Opportunities: The City encourages career development for its employees and, when possible, seeks to promote qualified employees from within the City.

Hours of Work: The normal work week is forty hours, Monday through Friday. Flexible work schedules may be available, based upon business necessity. Some positions require weekend, shift, holiday, or overtime work. A shift differential applies for regularly scheduled hours worked between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Pay Days: Pay days occur on the 10th and 25th of each month (24 pay periods annually). Direct deposit of pay is available.

Payroll deduction is available for the Washington State Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $8,253.00 - $10,031.00 per month

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