Project Planning & Delivery Section Manager

City of Seattle | Seattle, WA

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Posted Date 1/11/2018


The Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is recruiting for a highly professional individual to fill the
manager of our Project Planning and Delivery Section.  This position requires a high performing senior manager who will work in partnership with the director and the management team to lead the division.  The selected person will serve as an integral part of the division management team and will work directly with consultants, contractors, elected officials, and state and local jurisdictions to meet the expectations of our customers.  This position reports to the division director.

WTD is a clean water utility that reliably conveys and treats wastewater and is the largest wastewater utility in the Pacific Northwest.  We operate three regional treatment plants and two local plants, four wet weather treatment facilities, 49 pump stations, and over 400 miles of  conveyance lines, conveying and treating over 200 million gallons per day during dry periods and flows of over 650 million gallons per day during storm events. We steward over $6 billion in infrastructure assets and have a biannual 2017/18 operating budget of $301.7 million and a six­ year capital improvement program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022 of $1.38 billion.

We are also essential managers of sustainable resources. WTD is leading the way as an emerging environmental leader seeking the least-cost/highest return environmental and social solutions.

The Division operates critical public infrastructure providing 24/7 services in a highly technical arena with the need to balance delivery of services with regional policies directly related to urban growth and address an array of complex federal and state regulatory compliance requirements.

This award winning organization has been recognized with ten national, regional, and statewide awards for operational excellence. More information about the Wastewater Treatment Division is available here:

The ideal candidate will have strength in leadership that includes:

 •  Ability to create and communicate vision

•  Drives for results

•  Has integrity and is trusted by peers and colleagues

•  Solves problems

•  Builds effective teams and motivates them

•  Manages a diverse group of employees and business lines

•  Deals constructively with ambiguity

•  Develops direct reports and has a passion for mentoring

•  Designs and measures work processes and systems

•  Knows how to manage conflict

JOB SUMMARY: This position will manage and direct the work of subordinate supervisors, technical, professional and administrative staff as section manager of the Project Planning and Delivery (PPD) Section. The PPD section provides the technical and project delivery services required to support operations and maintenance  of treatment plant(s), wastewater conveyance and reclaimed water distribution systems and associated facilities. The. section consists of 175 employees in the Planning, Inspection, Modeling & Monitoring; Project Management; Construction  Management; Engineering and Technical Resources; and Project Control & Contract   Management Units. 

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•  Demonstrated advanced experience and knowledge in supervisory techniques and principles in a highly technical and political environment

•  Advanced knowledge of capital project and strategic planning techniques and principles and the application of this knowledge to establish the direction and make decisions regarding multiple competing internal and external programs or projects

•  Advanced knowledge of public utility finance, budgeting techniques and principles. Advanced knowledge of project planning and management, construction, project control, and contract administration techniques and principles

HIGHLY DESIRABLE Qualifications:

 •  Increasingly responsible experience in a large, complex industrial or utility setting, preferably wastewater treatment, with experience in project management, comprehensive planning, engineering design, construction and/or maintenance, in an environment associated with major asset management I capital replacement programs.

•  Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, project management, planning, or a closely related field, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience

•  Professional Engineering license


A Valid Washington State Driver's License


 •  King County application at:

•  Resume

•  Cover letter detailing qualifications for position

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