Capital Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Nov 29, 2022

City of Bellevue

Job Summary

Bellevue is known as “A City in a Park,” with a nationally accredited park system of over 2,700 acres of land and 360,000 square feet of buildings.  Bellevue’s Parks & Community Services Department has a unique opportunity for you to engage in all aspects of our operations.

We’re seeking a skilled and creative individual to manage the planning, design, permitting and construction of the City’s Park capital projects.  You will provide an integrated approach to planning, prioritizing, implementing, and monitoring both small capital improvements and major projects with cross-department collaboration and community stakeholders.  You will manage and coordinate the planning, design, permitting, renovation and construction of projects involving city facilities and properties.  You’ll be tasked with balancing and communicating competing interests with long-term park systems perspective to City staff, Community Stakeholders, Boards and Commissions and City Council.

Bellevue is a dynamic, multicultural, future-focused, and high performing City.  Five essential principles guide our actions: exceptional public service, stewardship, commitment to employees, integrity, and innovation.  If you are a collaborative problem solver, customer-service centric, and an independent worker that thrives under limited supervision, apply today and join our team!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include any combination of the following tasks:

Implements short and long-term project management processes throughout all phases of the project life-cycle.  Manages project delivery process including planning, programming, design, permitting, public bidding and construction administration of a wide range of City Park capital projects, generally ranging from $500,000 to $20,000,000.

Planning outreach will involve developing and conducting complex public engagement processes on highly visible projects, emphasizing engagement with underrepresented communities to ensure public participation reflects Bellevue’s diverse residents.

Regularly present project status and serve as project point to disseminate project information and respond to City Staff, Community, Boards and Commissions and City Council inquiries.

Evaluates grant funding requirements, and writes or assists others in writing budget documents, grant applications or other fundraising efforts.

Prepares or assists others in writing technical reports, department’s long-range planning and policy documents with recommendations to guide future decision-making on issues related to the park system infrastructure, such as feasibility, structural integrity, building use, historic preservation, accessibility, code-compliance, life-cycle cost, and energy-efficiency.

Develops, reviews, and manages construction documents – contracts, drawings, technical specifications, and permits to resolves construction conflicts through project closeout.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, construction, project management, engineering, urban planning, or related field.

Five or more years of professional related experience in managing construction and capital projects.

Equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Washington State Driver’s License required.

Must pass a criminal background check.


Knowledge of basic planning and engineering principles and construction means and methods.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal government; public park operations knowledge desirable.

Excellent communication skills.  Able to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and graphically to provide project information to customers, co-workers, contractors, boards, commissions and City Council. Able to develop and deliver project presentations deliver clear and concise verbal and written reports and recommendations.

Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiarity with AutoCAD, GIS or other graphic systems..

Ability to research and analyze complex information and provide practical, cost-effective solutions.

Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating and multiple purchasing methods and procedures.  Public sector experience desirable.

A collaborative team player.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city staff, outside vendors, project stakeholders and the public.

Ability to balance competing interests and recognize sensitive political and organizational issues when they arise.

Ability to maintain a keen customer service focus.

Core Competencies
Customer Focus: We are focused on the needs of the customer, and on developing strong relationships with our customers.
Instills Trust: Through authenticity, integrity and honesty, we gain the trust and respect of all of those with whom we work.
Communicates Effectively: We understand the need to develop multimode forms of communication to address the needs of all of the audiences with whom we are engaging.
Cultivates Innovation: We are focused on generating new and creative ways for our organization to be successful.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work involves moving, communicating, operating objects, tools, or controls and reaching.

Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office or moderately loud when in the field.

Work involves driving to project sites.