December 12, 2018

Project Engineer, KCHA, posted 12/12/18

SALARY: $26.56 – $31.04 Hourly
$55,245.23 – $64,567.87 Annually


OPENING DATE: 12/10/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
This position is open until filled; however, the initial review of applications will begin on December 20, 2018. 

King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing.  KCHA provides innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper.  Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing.  KCHA is the largest housing provider in the county, and annually, the agency serves over 50,000 low-income individuals.

We transform lives through housing.

We are currently recruiting for a professional Construction Project Engineer to support and provide assistance to project managers and other staff in the Construction and Weatherization Department.

The individual selected for this role manages construction file documentation including plans, specifications, and cost estimates for renovations, weatherization, alteration, or new construction residential buildings (multi family include garden style, stacked flats and mid-rise) and community development projects. Prepares bid packages, conducts bid openings, obtains building permits, maintains submittals and logs, prepares construction directive and change order proposals, maintains project files, participates in progress meetings, maintains as built drawings, and assists in project close out process.

Click here for additional details regarding this position’s classification specification.
Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field and one year of experience in construction project management OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of construction project scheduling, permitting, change order preparation and processing, construction document preparation, public bidding process, and project close out procedures.
  • Familiarity with contract management practices.
  • Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, and implements recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.
  • Clearly and effectively communicates both verbally and in writing by actively listening and sharing relevant information.
  • Ability to explain complex or technical information regarding rules, rights, regulations, policies, procedures, programs, or services to answer questions, resolve problems, and communicate decisions or actions.
  • Uses systems to organize, prioritize, and keep track of information and/or work in progress; maintains accurate and complete electronic and manual records; exhibits attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office to include Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality service to satisfy service expectations; seeks ways to improve service delivery; demonstrates strong project management skills.

Special Requirements:

  • Consent to and pass a driver’s and criminal records background check.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and own or have access to a vehicle to regularly travel between work sites, or have an alternative reliable mode of transportation.
Application Requirements:
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
  • Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
  • Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

Salary & Benefits:
The salary range of this position is $55,245.23 – $64,567.87 annually.  Performance based merit increase opportunities and COLAs are reviewed on an annual basis.  A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are also available.

Work Environment:
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in an office environment and at KCHA sites.  This position will be required to travel to work sites and employer sites as needed.  Site visits require driving a vehicle and may be conducted in a variety of weather conditions.

Equal Opportunity:
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



600 Andover Park West
Tukwila, WA 98188

Position #2018111