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 Senior Project Manager - Seattle, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Seattle - Seattle Information Technology Department 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: yO7uo0JUhGJ963pJ9AD50W02TVPycG / Latpro-3842133 
Date posted: Nov-19-2021
State, Zip: Washington, 98104


Senior Project Manager

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time
Department: Seattle Information Technology
Job Number: 2021-01667
Closing: 11/30/2021 4:00 PM Pacific

Position Description

Are you adaptable, function well in a changing environment, and committed to excellence – if so, we are looking for you!  The City of Seattle is on the cusp of some amazing change. As one of the country's most technical cities we are looking for talented professionals who can help make our vision of scalable, sustainable IT solutions a reality.

The City of Seattle is seeking candidates for a Senior Project Manager with the Project Delivery Division in Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT).

As a city, Seattle is known as a progressive leader in technology, innovation and the environment. As an employer, the City of Seattle is leading local government in environmental stewardship and social justice amongst other things, making our City what it is today and shaping our exciting future. The organization’s workforce plays a critical role in making this possible.

Seattle IT is the technology backbone of the City of Seattle’s complex operations and its ability to deliver a wide array of services for the residents of Seattle. The 600+ strong professionals in Seattle IT are involved in the full spectrum of a modern IT enterprise offering many dynamic career opportunities. Our vision is simple: be a Best-in-Class digital services delivery team
and set best practices for others to follow.

Job Responsibilities

In this role you will use your leadership skills to manage critical, highly complex, cross functional, medium to large-scale projects. You will oversee technology implementations of software or IT infrastructure projects. Assigned projects range in duration from under twelve months to multi-year efforts. The City of Seattle currently has various projects that can be at any stage in the project management lifecycle (PMLC) from Concept to Execution. In this role you will be accountable for all aspects of projects through the full project lifecycle, including system stabilization and project close out.


Here’s more of what you’ll be doing:

  • Deliver full scope of projects on time and within budget.
  • Apply project management skills including direction, monitoring, and general oversight for project teams, vendors, contractors, consultants and staff.
  • Develop detailed project plans containing a well-defined work breakdown structure, activities & tasks, dependencies, a resource-loaded schedule and resource plan.
  • Utilize a risk management workshop, identify project risks and maintain risk log with clear and manageable risk mitigation strategies with contingencies.
  • Develop and maintain the procurement plan and track actual expenses and forecast for budgeting to meet financial reporting standards.
  • Manage vendor engagements, track deliverables to schedule.
  • Define and document processes required for deployments including changes to operational business processes and operational support plans.
  • Supervise execution of all project activities including monitoring and controlling overall plan and deliverables; report to stakeholders and management on status of schedule, cost, quality, change, risks and issues, technical and business readiness, and acceptance.
  • Ensure business analysis activities demonstrate requirements are developed, maintained, and traced.
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct Steering Committee meetings and all other key stakeholder meetings
  • Follow Citywide CITP processes, standards and Project Stage Gate reviews throughout the lifecycle of the project including system stabilization and project close out.
  • Conduct project closeout activities including lessons learned, requirement/scope validations, schedule and budget performance, the handover to O&M (operations and maintenance), and closeout of all contracts and financial reporting.


Equivalent combinations of education/experience/training will be considered for the required qualifications except where specifically noted.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing projects with increasing responsibility, size, and complexity as reflected in the size of project, cost of the project, size of project team ,depth and breadth of project manager role and responsibility, span of project impact (i.e., enterprise-wide, multi-departmental, or having a major market or external impact).
  • Experience managing projects using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Experience managing project budgets over $1M (including labor costs).
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with technical teams, executives, business teams and external agencies.
  • Excellent skills and ability to influence stakeholders, and drive decisions to closure; adept at moving executive and senior management to action.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Process oriented with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Project, Visio, SharePoint, and Office products.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes in technology tools used for daily productivity.
  • Demonstrated success working in a matrixed reporting structure.
  • Excellent leadership and political awareness within a government/public environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • BA or advanced degree relevant to Management Information Systems, Systems Development, Project Management, or equivalent alternative.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Masters’ degree with Project Management specialization.
  • Agile project management methodology
  • Experience writing request for proposal (RFPs) and working with third party vendors in the acquisition or development of solutions.
  • Experience with procurement, contracting, negotiating vendor statements of work and managing vendor teams.
  • Experience employing organizational change management practices within technology implementation projects.

Special Conditions:

  • Ability to work non-business hours.
  • Occasional travel to offsite facilities and remote locations may be necessary

Additional Information

Employees of the City of Seattle enjoy competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package generous leave programs, and the satisfaction of doing work that helps make Seattle a great place to live, work, and play. Explore City of Seattle – Benefits at a Glance  (Download PDF reader)for more information.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and application to

City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination.

This position is open to all candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. The Seattle Information Technology Department values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. ITD encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

NOTE: Employment contingent upon successful completion of comprehensive background investigation in compliance with Seattle's Fair Change Employment Ordinance SMC 14.17.


Agency City of Seattle
Address Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, Washington, 98104





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