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Capital Projects Coordinator - Temporary - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0062)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $7,005.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,240.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Closes: October 29, 2019 at 4:30 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Kirkland is looking for a Capital Projects Coordinator to join the Public Works Department!

The Capital Projects Coordinator is considered a journey level classification and performs engineering, architecture, construction management and/or project management responsibilities.  This professional level position plans, budgets, and schedules all aspects of the parks, facilities, utilities and transportation capital improvements, as well as other City Funded/sponsored projects of basic to mid-level complexity.  The position administers consultant contracts; coordinates design reviews, environmental reviews, coordinates property and permit acquisitions; coordinates building and contract awards; monitors construction contract progress and ensures proper project closeouts.

This class is distinguished from the senior-level of the series in that assigned projects are performed under the direction, and with the assistance of, a Senior Capital Project Coordinator or Senior Project Engineer.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
  1. Of multiple disciplines related to assigned capital projects (such as, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, environment regulations)
  2. Of strategic planning skills
  3. Of budgeting techniques and principles
  4. Of contract negotiation
  5. Of design techniques and principles
  6. Of synthesizing multiple budgets
  7. Of the legislative process
  8. Of working with elected officials, other City staff and the general public
  9. Of cost benefit analysis
  10. Of project management techniques and principles
  11. Of policy/code analysis and development
  12. Of planning techniques and principles
Essential Responsibilities
  1. Coordinates and/or attends planning meetings to determine objectives, program plan and projects scopes.
  2. Develops and negotiates schedules for design and construction, monitors and coordinates activities of contractors, consultants, committees, community organizations, and users during construction.
  3. Coordinates consultant selection process. Prepares negotiates and administers consultant agreements.
  4. Negotiates contracts for design and construction of projects.
  5. Assists in developing contract and project specifications.
  6. Coordinates review of design and construction work performed by consultants and contractors.
  7. Monitors and evaluates project construction costs and schedules to ensure timely progress and compliance to specifications and budgetary restrictions.
  8. Reviews and clears for approval contractor payments.
  9. Prepares and processes contract change orders.
  10. Verifies accuracy of product and service invoices and project accounting.
  11. Coordinates project closeout and budget reconciliation and evaluation.
  12. Plans capital improvement and other City funded/sponsored projects by preparing necessary documents, providing description of project objectives, participant responsibilities and project methodologies.
  13. Prepares memos, reports, correspondence, advertisements, and official documents.
  14. Assists in the development of citizen participation plans to inform and explain project objectives and answer questions from the public, media and other agencies.
  15. Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type, as assigned.
  16. Provides technical support for negotiations on interagency or local agreements
  17. Prepares cost and scheduling analysis reports for multiple projects and acts as technical resource to superiors on project schedule and budget.
  18. Provides project oversight on assigned projects from conception to implementation.
  19. Perform other duties, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Requires a minimum of four years project or construction management or related experience and a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Urban Planning or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the classification).
  2. Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to provide transportation to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation services.
Preferred Qualifications

Additional license(s) and/or certifications such as CA, EIT, LA, AIA, AICP, LEED, PMP, CCM, CCMA.

Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Primarily office work, but the position also involves visiting construction sites under varying weather conditions.  Potential hazards at construction sites include vehicular traffic, construction equipment, and uneven terrain. The position may require climbing ladders, scaffolding, and working in trenches or other confined spaces.

Union Affiliation

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME).  Membership options available upon employment with the City.


Selection Process

Position requires a cover letter (letter of interest) and resume' for consideration of application.

Please note how you meet minimum qualifications within that letter.


Applicants who are invited to participate in the interview process will be notified by phone or email.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. While final selection will not occur until after closing, screening may commence prior to the closing date.  First review of applications will be on May 3.


This opportunity includes a full benefit package: 100% paid medical/dental vision premiums for employee and dependents, deferred compensation plan, 2x annual salary life insurance, vacation and sick leave accruals, paid holidays, free on-site parking, on-site workout facility.


Special Note

This is a temporary position with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2020.


City Hall Annex
310 First Street
Kirkland, WA 98033