This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be submitted by January 30, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.
Join our team and make a meaningful impact in affordable housing.
We are currently seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Construction Coordinator - Design. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to understand, review, and prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates for various construction projects, including new construction, renovations, and residential housing remodeling.
As the Construction Coordinator - Design, your responsibilities include overseeing and inspecting contractor construction for quality, code compliance, function, and aesthetics. Serve as an on-site technical liaison, coordinating interactions with designers, professional services, local jurisdictions, and property management simultaneously across multiple properties. Additionally, represent King County Housing Authority (KCHA) by monitoring the research and development of contract specifications and plans for a given project, troubleshooting issues, and addressing unforeseen construction complications on-site. Reporting directly to the Senior Construction Project Manager, Capital Construction and Weatherization, this position will be based at our central office in Tukwila, WA.
If you possess the qualifications we are looking for, we invite you to apply.
The King County Housing Authority
King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.
We transform lives through housing.
The Construction Coordinator – Design will:
Oversees the design development and permitting process for construction projects by external parties; collaborates with the designer and professional service representative to ensure that the design development work aligns with the specifications outlined in the design and professional service proposals, maintaining accuracy and specified quality; takes corrective action in coordination with designers and professional services as needed.
Monitors and enforces compliance with design development and professional service documents, scopes of work, project schedules, critical paths, and facilitates property access for designers and professional services, either independently or as part of a team.
Reviews means and methods for their applicability in construction documents and inspects the workmanship of designer and professional services' products to verify adherence to codes, contract specifications, and quality control.
Ensures that work performed complies with documented and verbal expectations from the initial mobilization stage through design development, completion, and handoff of project documents to Capital Construction teams.
Reviews and prepares construction plans, specifications, and drawings to ensure compliance with building and construction codes, as well as adherence to bid, code, contract, and specifications.
For the design development of large-scale construction, remodeling, or repair projects, prepares reports detailing inspections of buildings or construction based on observations, digital images, infrared images, and construction data; reports may also cover project conditions and field issues.
Qualifications and Competencies
Associate’s degree AND
Considerable experience in residential construction, construction management, contracting, and/or remodeling OR
An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this position's essential functions.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficient in reading, understanding, and interpreting building construction plans, details, and specifications.
Knowledgeable in the principles and practices of various design development, permitting, and construction trades areas, including:
Proper construction techniques and contract compliance,
Standard building materials,
Design development and professional service procurement and management,
Coordination with local jurisdictions,
Permitting processes, and
Documentation preparation and scheduling.
Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders; exercises tact and diplomacy.
Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, and implements recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking; possesses the ability to exercise independent decision-making.
Effectively organizes multiple assignments, even those of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce accurate, thorough, and timely work products.
Demonstrates responsible personal and professional conduct contributing to the overall mission and goals of KCHA; accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work; ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality service and actively seeks ways to improve service delivery.
Training in design development and construction-related areas, such as building code enforcement, hazardous material assessments (e.g., lead risk and asbestos), and combustion safety, is desirable.
Proficiency with MS Office programs.
Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
Must possess a valid driver's license to regularly travel between work sites as required or have an alternative reliable mode of transportation. Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.
Position Information and Application Process
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 experiences. (Résumé)
Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range for this position is $79,096.00 - $96,891.00 annually, dependent on qualifications and professional experience. The complete salary range for this position is $79,096.00 - $114,688.26 annually. Performance-based merit increase opportunities and Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) are reviewed annually. 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. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.
After initial onboarding, this position will have the opportunity to work remotely up to 60% in accordance with the KCHA's flexible work arrangements; however, remote work conditions will be reviewed on a regular basis based on business and program need. Employees must reside in Washington State and the ability to report to the Central Office in Tukwila will be required. Some local and domestic travel may be required to support KCHA business needs.
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.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
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.
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