King County Metro Transit is looking for a Green Building Project Manager to lead integration and implementation of green building and sustainable design practices and procedures into Metro Transit’s capital program. In 2018, Metro was recognized by the American Public Transportation Association as the leading transit agency in the country, and King County is also recognized as a leader on climate and sustainability policy.
King County Metro’s mission as is to provide the best possible public transportation services and improve regional mobility and quality of life in King County. The agency’s work rests upon our core principles of equity and social justice, safety and sustainability. We believe that core infrastructure connects communities. It makes them stronger, healthier and advances meaningful issues of equity by serving underserved communities, providing new economic opportunities in those communities and combating climate change.
In the coming decade, the agency will deliver a significant expansion of transit service while making significant progress toward electrifying its entire fleet, supported by a large expansion of capital infrastructure ($2 Billion Capital Improvement Budget for 2019 – 2024). The incumbent will have the opportunity to break new ground in the field creatively collaborating with project teams in a fun, fast-paced work environment, with leadership and staff who are committed to sustainability and equity. Join our team leading the region on projects such as, Envision certification of a RapidRide corridor, Living Building Certification of a comfort station, LEED Platinum certification of a new bus base.
The Green Building Project Manager will be responsible for designing and developing guidance for implementing methods to apply and integrate green building policies and practices into Metro Transit’s capital program at the portfolio, program and project level. The project manager will monitor and report compliance with implementation requirements per the King County Green Building Ordinance and King County Strategic Climate Action Plan.
The project manager will be responsible for ensuring the capital planning, design and implementation of the Capital Program are supported by training, tools and resources to ensure that Metro Transit’s capital program achieves the highest green building standards per the King County Green Building Ordinance and Strategic Climate Action Plan.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment and passion for sustainable design and tackling climate change to promote a sustainable built environment; sound capital project management skills; green building technical expertise; the ability to communicate effectively; work effectively on project teams and create consensus and build buy-in from multiple stakeholders. The Green Building Project Manager will need to leverage and prioritize efforts across multiple projects and commitments with minimal supervision. Candidates will need to be detail-oriented and self-motivated. The successful candidate should also have a zeal for capacity building, identifying and capitalizing on the substantial internal expertise at Metro, and catalyzing innovation from both staff and consultants.
The position will be supervised by and work closely with Metro Transit’s Sustainability and Climate Program Manager. The project manager will collaborate closely with the Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Capital team and the Energy Conservation Manager at Metro. The position will collaborate closely with capital division staff and internal stakeholders in mobility, vehicle maintenance, and facilities divisions. The position will represent Metro and be a part of a countywide community of practice in the King County Green Building Team.
More information on the King County Green Building Ordinance, King County Strategic Climate Action Plan, and King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan can be found at these links.
For the full job description and application details, please see the King County job posting.