The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) presents an exceptional opportunity working with a team of professionals whose mission is to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient, and socially equitable transportation system that enhances Seattle's environment and economic vitality. The Interagency Program Manager will manage a group of Strategic Advisors and senior-level project managers and engineers to oversee implementation of SDOT's largest and most technically complex interagency capital projects and programs. This position manages the City's role and represents the City on some of the highest profile, highest impact, and most visible public works projects in the City, and must be able to work under tight timelines and high stress, lead with poise and confidence, and communicate appropriately to staff at all levels of the organization as well as the public and media.
Primary funding for this manager position and the group that reports to it comes from interagency reimbursement agreements with other public agencies. This position will have lead responsibility for negotiating these agreements and overseeing ongoing administration.
Advise the Interagency Programs Director, SDOT Deputy Directors, SDOT Director, Mayor, and Council members on transportation policy and program issues related to capital projects valued at billions of dollars
Analyze internal procedures and develop and implement systematic changes vital to improving SDOT's ability to successfully deliver high profile projects that require extensive inter-divisional, interdepartmental, and interagency communication and coordination
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with senior staff in other SDOT divisions, other City departments, and other public agencies and private organizations
Address complex issues that involve multiple, conflicting goals and shifting priorities, move quickly between complex detailed technical issues and broad policy issues, and function effectively with a high degree of independence and initiative
Lead the SDOT and City team effort related to the design, permitting, and construction of major projects constructed by other public agencies with significant impacts to City infrastructure, including:
Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement
WSDOT's SR-520 project
Other interagency projects as they arise
Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice in keeping with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative
These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. May perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, public administration, transportation planning, urban planning, or related field
Ten years of professional experience managing design or construction of large public works projects
Five years of supervisory or management experience
Ability to effectively work in a multicultural workplace with a diverse customer base
Other combinations of education, training, and/or experience that provide an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class may be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability.
Required Certifications/Licenses: Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
The City of Seattle has been building, maintaining and operating Seattle's public transportation infrastructure since 1890, including much of the public works infrastructure that has resulted in Seattle's current beauty and livability.The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is committed to preserving the legacy of the City's transportation public works, and strives to improve upon them wit...h the newest and best available management practices, tools and technology. SDOT's mission is "to deliver a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system that enhances Seattle's environment and economic vitality."