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Capital Projects Manager

Company: Seattle Aquarium
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

JOB POSTINGCapital Projects Manager Posted: Open to internal and external applicants Reports to: Senior Director of Capital ProjectsStatus: Full-time, salaried, benefitted positionHours of work: Standard Monday-Friday workweek, 8am-5pm. Occasional need for weekend or after-hours work as related to events and other projects.Date needed: ASAPPosting expires: Open until filled Position description: The Seattle Aquarium, a leading marine conservation organization, is looking for a capital projects manager to join the capital projects team. The capital projects manager supports development, implementation and completion of capital and other expansion related projects at the Seattle Aquarium under the direction of the director of capital projects. This position will take on a broad range of tasks and responsibilities to keep projects moving and department work flowing in conjunction with any external project managers-from facilitating internal and external meetings, managing and tracking capital project related tasks including workshops and processes related to design, fabrication, construction, operations, furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE), other purchases as appropriate, developing and tracking project schedules and budgets. The manager will oversee the coordination and project management of the internal Aquarium working details and needs of the capital projects department and provide support to the Director of Capital Projects and Aquarium staff. Without the addition of this role, the ability to respond to and carry out projects related tasks and processes will be negatively impacted. To read a full job description and to apply, visit our website at . Key functions:

  • Manage the project development and implement as needed, including procurement of contractor, sub-contractor or consultant services, budget tracking and reporting. Includes working with the Director to initiate acceptance of outside services, prepare requests for proposals, participate in and when appropriate facilitate the consultant/construction management selection process. Plan, schedule and help direct the work of consultant teams in preliminary design, final design, construction services, commissioning and hand over for operations.
  • Manage along with the project coordinator (and external project manager as appropriate), all aspects of project design, development, and implementation including preliminary technical research and feasibility analyses, funding and cost analyses, scheduling, public involvement, project budgeting and work plan development, project performance and results.
  • Manage the development of progress reports and tracking systems as needed internally on capital project design, construction and schedule. When needed, develop project schedules, work sequences and quality reviews.
  • Provide oversight of the tracking and review of project invoice payments as needed, including contractor/consultant change orders and/or proposed change orders for Director to give final approval.
  • With guidance from human resources, supervise, mentor, train, and evaluate staff, that report to the Manager directly. Ensure indirect reports are well trained, high performing and aligned with the Aquarium's S.A.L.I.S.H. and D.E.I. values.
  • All Aquarium staff and volunteers are expected to participate in advancing and integrating into their work Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Regenerative practices in alignment with our S.A.L.I.S.H. Values.
  • Other duties as assigned. Required skills and experience:
    We will consider various combinations of relevant experience and education to meet minimum requirements.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree
  • Minimum of 5yrs experience in similar field of project management
  • Experience in the field of museum, aquarium or zoo design and construction desirable
  • Supervisory or lead experience.
  • Project management experience and project management certification will be considered in place of a bachelors degree.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills along with interpersonal and relationship building skills with diverse partners, contractors, consultants and key stakeholders
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and within cultural groups with self awareness, knowledge and sensitivity to DEI related dynamics and processes
  • Experience in business operations procedures. Experience with AutoCAD program, Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, MS Project or similar project management software
  • Ability to understand complex project documents including contracts, drawings, material specifications, budgets and schedules and/or demonstrated interest and capacity to develop additional skills as needed to support capital project work and able to multi-task
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Aquarium's mission and values, including Regenerative and Equity work. Experience working with the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disability and additional communities desired.
  • Knowledge and work with Coast Salish and Urban Indian communities desired. Working conditions:
  • Prolonged periods of working at a desk, onsite at Aquarium and at the construction site as needed.
  • Lifting 25lbs - regularly accessing and moving project materials such as drawing sets, etc.
  • Majority of work is performed in a normal office setting at a computer workstation for the duration of your shift; Semi-private work area when working onsite.
  • Frequent interruptions working in a shared space; walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Exposure to elements as employees are located in campus environment with multiple buildings, outdoor and semi-covered areas.
  • This position will regularly enter the construction site, as needed, requiring appropriate PPE (will be provided).
  • Must be flexible for occasional evening, early morning or weekend hours in support of projects. Salary and benefits: $75,000 - $82,000/year, Dependent on experience. Please include salary expectations in your materials. Full-time staff are eligible for the Seattle Aquarium's comprehensive benefits package to include medical, vision, dental, an employer-funded health reimbursement account, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, 403b retirement fund with employer match, access to a subsidized ORCA pass, a Seattle Aquarium Family Plus membership and generous paid time off.

    How to apply: The Seattle Aquarium is committed to expanding a diverse, equitable, and inclusive conservation movement. We are invested in building an Aquarium with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, languages, cultural ways of knowing, and life experiences. We know research shows that society has conditioned communities of color, trans and gender non-conforming people, immigrants, people with disabilities, and other marginalized candidates to more frequently not apply to a job because they don't feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed even if they are qualified. If you meet some of the requirements and you are passionate about our mission and our ocean, we encourage you to apply and look forward to learning more about you. Interested candidates should upload a resume to our online application to be considered. Application review will begin immediately. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this job by emailing us at . Note: If offered the position, candidates must pass a background check. Conviction record is not an automatic disqualifier; we are a second chance employer. About the Seattle Aquarium: The Seattle Aquarium is a respected authority on Puget Sound, the Salish Sea and the world's one ocean. Our passionate staff increases awareness and drives the change needed to preserve and protect our marine environment by providing an inspiring visitor experience, engaging daytime and evening events, conservation education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds, community outreach to marginalized populations, research that advances understanding of animals in our care and their counterparts in the wild, advocacy and policy work, an award-winning volunteer program, high-impact marketing and communications, and more. Our values, developed in conjunction with our staff, include commitments to adopting and promoting sustainable practices, creating awe-inspiring experiences, constantly learning and improving, fostering an inclusive community, maintaining scientific credibility through evidence-based practices and honoring our unique place by using our location and history as a lens for larger understanding. Proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, we're among the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. by attendance, and we welcome over 850,000 people each year. Guided by our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, we're working to substantially increase our conservation impact by expanding our campus with a new building, the Ocean Pavilion. Learn more at . Timeline:We anticipate the following recruiting schedulefor those candidates who are selected for consideration.The following dates are preliminary and subject to change.We will work with candidates to set interview dates.If hired, relocation assistance is not available.
    • Application deadline: Open until filled.
    • Interviewscompleted by early May.
    • Start date: May 2023.

Keywords: Seattle Aquarium, Seattle , Capital Projects Manager, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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