Preventative Maintenance Program Manager (CES, Assoc) – Seattle, WA

Mission: To deliver a high-quality transportation system for Seattle.

Vision: A vibrant Seattle with connected people, places, and products.

Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) portfolio of work is vast. From filling potholes to paving streets, tweaking traffic signals and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, creating enjoyable public spaces and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities. And that’s just a snapshot.

In our quickly growing city, how we get around, how safe it is, how much it costs, how much time it takes, and how reliable it is – is top of mind for most of us just about every day. Our core values drive our work toward creating a safe, connected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all.

Position Overview:
This position manages the preventative maintenance programs in the Pavement Engineering & Management Section, which include crack seal, slurry seal, microsurfacing and dust palliative programs that help to prolong the life of the existing pavement. Managing the programs requires developing scope, schedule and budget for each program; coordinating the efforts of consultants, contractors and other divisions within SDOT; providing outreach to affected community and other tasks associated with these improvements. The Pavement Engineering Management Section (PEMS) of the Maintenance Operations Division (MOD) is a small group that supports about 250 staff in MOD; therefore, this position will also support other program managers and crews in the endeavor to maintain the right-of-way.

Essential Position Duties:

  • Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice.
  • Prioritize and plan locations to implement preventative maintenance of pavement on a yearly basis.
  • Conduct site visits and field checks to determine and outline project limits and check the quality of improvements.
  • Develop and update maps that show locations of planned work.
  • Respond to requests, inquiries, and concerns and communicates with internal work groups, outside agencies, and the community.
  • Monitor and track expenses and budget for work done by crews and outside contractors.
  • Prepare preliminary and final construction estimates and specifications for maintenance projects.
  • Work with the SDOT Capital Projects and Roadway Structures Division to develop contracts for slurry seal or microsurfacing work.
  • Report to management on program progress.
  • Support other program managers in Maintenance Operations Division as needed.
  • Respond to emergencies including snow & ice, windstorms, landslides and similar emergencies.
  • Complete other duties as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or two years of college level coursework in engineering and construction technology. (Or combination of education, training and/or experience that provides and equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
  • Experience: Two years’ experience in Civil Engineering


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Six months of experience or knowledge in pavement.
  • One-year experience working with internal or external stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written ability to communicate effectively with other professionals and all levels within the organization and SDOT customers.
  • Knowledge of City standards and specifics in pavement.
  • Construction, inspection, and/or contract administration experience on public works or maintenance projects in the area of roads, asphalt and concrete paving.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a team environment and under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.

Work Environment/Physical Limits:

  • Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment.
  • Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances and work in or near construction sites.
  • May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to lift over 50 pounds.


License, Certification and Other Requirements:

  • Current Washington State driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
  • Complete Driver Abstract for the last five (5) years period (At the applicant’s expense).

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

  • Completed NEOGOV online application.
  • Supplemental questionnaire responses.
  • Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.
  • Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.


Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver’s abstract.

This recruitment process may be used as needed for up to six months, depending on hiring needs to hire qualified candidates for this position.

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