As an entrepreneurial enterprise operating within a public-sector environment, the Port of Seattle offers a unique employment experience. We offer programs and activities that create pride in working for an organization that honors the individuality and diversity of employees and the surrounding community. The Port’s Construction Management group provides leadership and oversight on major construction projects Portwide; in support of the Aviation, Maritime, Economic Development and the Northwest Seaport Alliance, with a capital budget of over $2 billion. For more information about our projects, please visit https://www.portseattle.org/about/port-programs-projects.
Applications will be reviewed regularly, and interviews may be conducted while accepting applications.
PURPOSE: This position is part of the Construction Management Leadership Team with a specific focus on Aviation infrastructure projects and contributes to the overall success of construction projects Portwide. Manage large and complex Aviation facility and infrastructure construction programs that consist of multiple public works projects. Coordinate efforts with Port of Seattle (POS) stakeholders and perform the full?scope of supervisory responsibilities over multiple levels of Construction Management staff including evaluating performance, hiring, mentoring and coaching, and delegating work assignments. This position is responsible for contract management of projects delivered using the traditional design-bid-build, GC/CM or Design-Build delivery methods in partnership with Project Management and Central Procurement Office.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Construction Management: Conduct constructability and logistics reviews. Actively support project teams in proactively identifying risks to project budgets and schedules. Provide early constructability support from the concept level to Project Team and Business Unit Sponsors with focus on proper procurement strategy based upon various potential construction methodology. Provide leadership within the Capital Development project team during construction. Part of the project delivery team in preparation of procurement documents and serving on selection panels. Support Resident Engineers in their role of minimizing construction impacts to Port operations and the public. Identify, mitigate and help remove obstacles to progress on major works construction. Understand project stakeholder interests in determining most viable options for problem resolution and communicate resolutions to a wide variety of technical levels of understanding. Identify project manager and customer needs while maintaining construction management policies and procedures. Work with stakeholders during design development and through construction by providing timely responses on all project elements and issues. Perform appropriate risk analysis and develop contingency plans for problems that can have a significant impact on the program. Develop and provide oversight on construction contingency budgets and delivering construction to meet stakeholder schedule demands. Provide guidance and oversight of change order/contract change management.
Personnel Management: Provide leadership and direction to staff, consultants and contractors. Supervise the Resident Engineers, who are Principal point?of-contact for managing the construction contracts. Lead, mentor and coach all levels of Resident Engineers, Construction Inspectors, and Project Assistants in accomplishing their responsibilities and in progressing in their careers. Manage performance and development goals and identify learning objectives and opportunities. Analyze resource requirements for the department and for assignments on construction projects. Additionally, identify and secure consultant contracts for estimating, scheduling, auditing and claims analysis on construction projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge and understanding in Construction means and methods, contracting, scheduling, estimating; and budgeting. Knowledge of Engineering and Architectural design and details. Understands how regulatory requirements affects the environment and safety. Knowledge of legal requirements and implications of contracts including Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and contract administration rules to include but not limited to contractor selection, apprenticeship programs, project labor agreements, and W/MBE processes. Knowledgeable in the means and methods in construction contracting (Design Bid Build; GC/CM or Design Build).
Strong managerial and negotiation skills. Proficient skill in using standard MS Office applications as well as databases tracking project or personnel records. Skilled in written and verbal communication to convey information over a large cross section of technical understanding. Skilled in conducting and/or participating in project feasibility studies, value engineering, cost/benefit analysis, estimating, and budgeting. Addresses staff performance quickly, directly and sensitively. Demonstrated skills in interacting with executive leaders, project stakeholders, commission, local officials and the general public to present and explain program information that may be politically sensitive.
Ability to inspire and motivate staff. Ability to apply legal requirements and implications of contracts. Provide means and methods in contracting methods for construction. Ability to serve as expert adviser with unique skills and abilities in specific program areas. Ability to oversee and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and insure proper integration. Ability to apply high level knowledge in a holistic manner and consider systemic implications of actions on various aspects of the program. Ability to manage and direct the expert abilities of others. Ability to manage construction projects and associated processes including construction activities, scheduling, estimating and cost analysis/control. Ability to communicate complex ideas and thoughts succinctly.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field; and
Fifteen (15) years of experience in Construction Project Management of large and highly complex major projects, with some experience in a formal lead or supervisory role providing leadership and coaching to others.
Master’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, Business or related field;
Twenty (20) years of experience in Construction Management with eight or more years of supervisory responsibilities;
Professional engineering or architecture license;
Professional organization certifications in CMAA, AACE, CCM and/or DBIA’s mastery certificate program;
Experience in LEAN/CPI/BIM techniques and tools; and/or
Experience with administration of Project Labor Agreements.
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1405BR
About Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade, transportation and travel to the Pacific Northwest, and supports industries as diverse as tourism and commercial fishing. The port is also a key builder of road and rail infrastructure, partnering with other agencies to improve freight traffic from Tacoma to Everett. The port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - the nation’s 15th busiest – handling more than 34.7 million passengers in 2013. Sea-Tac's Air Cargo operations rank 21st in the U.S. Our passenger cruise terminals at Pier 66 and Smith Cove Terminal handled 202 ship calls and an estimated 934,900 passengers during the 2012 season. State-of-the-art cargo handling facilities helped rank Seattle as the nation’s 8th busiest U.S. seaport in 2012, serving 18 international steamship lines moving more than 1.88 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers). The port also operates four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for financial return and broad economic advantage. Our tagline, “Where a sustainable world is headed” to communicate our goal to be a national leader in sustainable port operations, and the Port’s man...y award-winning environmental programs provide measurable benefits to the community and a competitive edge for our customers. The Port of Seattle’s economic impact is strong. Seattle’s Seaport and Airport generate nearly 200,000 jobs throughout the region with payroll in excess of $6.8 billion. Five commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County, Washington, serve four-year terms and establish Port of Seattle policy. The chief executive officer, in carrying out these policies, leads 1,700 employees in five divisions. The Port of Seattle began creating a “Century Agenda” vision and strategic plan that focuses on the port’s next quarter-century of business and operations. The goal of the Century Agenda is to build upon the accomplishments of the past century with a visionary look forward to the emerging challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.