Engineering Project Manager, Senior

  • City of Tacoma, WA
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • May 14, 2024
Full Time Engineering Project Management
  • Salary: $124,009.60 - $174,595.20 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Description

Tacoma Water has an opportunity for a Senior Engineering Project Manager to join our Planning & Engineering Section. This position oversees the project management, communication, and oversite of utility projects of significant scope for Tacoma Water using professional project management methodology (PMI). This role is intended to coordinate Tacoma Water's interest in USACE's Howard A. Hansen Dam project located in the Green River watershed. Time will be spent working from both the Tacoma Public Utilities Building in Tacoma, WA and the Tacoma Water Green River treatment facility located in Ravensdale, WA.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide project oversight and responsibility for implementation of large, complex projects for Tacoma Water
  • Collaborate and communicate with the program management staff and stakeholders on behalf of Water to effectively identify, communicate needs, and support implementation for Water projects
  • Manage and monitor project scope, budget, schedule/progress, risks and report regularly or as needed on challenges and issue
  • Identify, develop, and foster strong relationships within Water and across TPU and the City as needed to support project work
  • Develop organizational change and training programs for successful project implementation
  • Manage the impacts of other projects and communicate effectively with other project leadership to ensure linkages and impacts are coordinated and appropriately managed
  • Attend project meetings and make recommendations to Sponsors and Executive Sponsors.
  • Attend training as needed to stay current with current market trends, and to maintain standing as a project management subject matter expert.
  • Identify, develop, and prepare business cases for major projects taking input from subject matter experts and other stakeholders
  • Assure the adherence to safety regulations, goals, and policies

Who you will be working with:
You will be joining our Planning & Engineering (P&E) Section, responsible for performing planning and engineering services related to the following:

  • Regional transmission of water supply through 150 miles of large-diameter water mains, pumping stations, standpipes, and reservoirs
  • Local water distribution to our customers through over 1,350 miles of small-diameter water mains
  • Water supply forecasting and resourcing
  • Water quality, water treatment and regulatory compliance of the 150 million-gallons-per-day Green River Filtration Facility, in-town groundwater systems, and throughout the distribution system
  • Equipment related to electrical components, communications, instrumentation and control, and cathodic protection
  • Asset and System Planners who provide asset management and framework, water system modeling, and studies of the water system


Minimum Education*
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, project management or directly related field.

Minimum Experience*
5 years of progressively responsible professional capital construction project management experience.

*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
Washington State Driver's License
Project Management Professional, Design Build Institute of America certification, or Professional Engineering License desired

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Joanna Hambrick; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn !

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma 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.

Tacoma Water
Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 305,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties.

Our mission is to deliver clean, reliable services essential to quality of life. If you share our values of Safety, Belonging, Customer focus, Integrity, and Respect, we are looking for you!
Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 4pm on the closing date.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Closing Date/Time: 5/29/2024 12:00 AM Pacific

Job Address

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