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Company: McKinstry
Location: Seattle, WA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate


Bold thinking leads to transformative change. The world needs big ideas to solve our climate, affordability, and equity crises. That's where you come in. Align your career with greater purpose at McKinstry.

As a national leader in designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining high-performing buildings, McKinstry provides a single point of accountability across the entire building lifecycle, from new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse, energy retrofits, and advanced renewable energy systems. We get up every day to transform the built environment for the betterment of our clients and our communities.

Never satisfied, we are compelled by our values to eliminate barriers standing in the way of a better-built environment. We design, build, optimize and maintain high-performing facilities.

Here's where you come in:

We are currently in search of a Senior Project Manager for our Fire Protection tema in Seattle.  Our fire protection team  focuses on the design and installation of specialized fire sprinkler and suppression systems that mitigate the risk of potential fires in the built environment. Preventing significant building damage or loss of life from fire in commercial, residential, healthcare, or institutional facility requires more than a few sprinkler heads. We've been delivering fire protection and sprinkler solutions for more than 30 years. Our comprehensive expertise and experience ensure all fire sprinkler systems work in harmony. 

You're great at:

Project Management

• Identifies required resources to achieve project goals.

• Generates preliminary assessments, technical solutions, fee proposals, presentations, studies, and general support.

• Transitions project management and engineer activities from design to construction phase and construction to completion phase.

• Communicates with the General Contractor, Architect, Engineer, Owner, and other stakeholders.

Project Controls

• Assumes financial responsibility for the project including accurate, timely, and relevant reporting to stakeholders.

• Facilitates invoice payments from clients and to subcontractors.

• Prepares client and subcontractor change orders.

• Monitors, controls, and reports on the financial performance of projects.

• Prepares or supervises the preparation of Submittals, Operation & Maintenance Manuals,

Expediting Reports, Change Order Log, RFI log, Correspondence Log, etc.


Team Management

• Coaches and mentors project team members.

• Develops project staffing plans to include labor, subcontractors, etc.

• Acts as steward of McKinstry culture; communicates and influences policies and procedures.

• Establishes and leads associated meetings. Other duties as assigned.


What we would like to see from you:

• Must have demonstrated proficiency in all the responsibilities of a Construction Project Engineer.

• Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Engineering or equivalent work experience required.

• Eight (8) years of experience in project management, Sprinkler design, or construction is required.

• Proficient with scheduling software: Microsoft Project, Primavera, and/or Suretrak required.

• Completed OSHA 30 class is required.

• Advanced knowledge of Bluebeam Revu, Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and required. Working knowledge of SharePoint preferred.

• Proficient with construction financial programs and software preferred.

• Demonstrates an understanding of accounting and financial management preferred.

• Nicet Level II or higher in water-based layout preferred

Why McKinstry:

Transformational change requires bold action. We must decarbonize our buildings and energy assets to combat climate change. We must tackle the affordability crisis by innovating waste out of our supply chain and dramatically cutting costs through improved productivity. We must deliver equitable outcomes to ensure healthy, high-performing buildings for all. Together, Building a Thriving Planet.

Building a collective commitment: Our values demand that we take accountability for diversity, equity, and inclusion. No single individual or organization can stem the tide of inequity alone. We must work together

People represent our most valued asset. By investing in our employees, we are also investing in the ongoing success of our company. We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive, PeopleFirst benefits package to promote health and wellness, enhance work/life balance and ensure long-term stability for our employees and their families. Some of these benefits include:

  • A robust internal mobility program to help you develop your career
  • Competitive pay backed by 401(k) and profit-sharing plans.
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drugs, vision, and dental.
  • Orca Card and free parking
  • Business mileage reimbursement and/or electric fleet vehicles for business travel and meetings
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Adoption and IVF assistance.
  • Paid time off.
  • McKinstry University training and development.
  • McKinstry wellness programs and on-site gyms.
  • Community service and employee-directed charitable giving.


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks. 

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.


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