Oregon Dept. of Transportation

Pendleton , OR
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Project Leader - Construction Project Manager 2 - #ODOT17-0863oc

Oregon Dept. of Transportation
Pendleton, OR Full time
Posted on December 8, 2017

Bring your project management experience to ODOT in Pendleton as a project leader to provide overall direction to team members and coordination to the successful completion of the development phase of projects to ensure they are moved through the project development process. Driver's License required. $58260 - $86040 yearly + excellent benefits.

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your architecture, engineering, or construction planning knowledge and skills or to be involved in complex public transportation construction projects?  Bring your project management experience to ODOT's Region 5 team as a project leader to provide overall direction to team members and coordination to the successful completion of the development phase of projects to ensure they are moved through the project development process. 

We offer employees a culture that emphasizes public service, productivity, and collaboration.  You will feel empowered, engaged and motivated as you work with like-minded individuals who are driven and passionate about contributing to Oregon communities.

Region 5 is responsible for project development, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of the transportation system in eastern Oregon. We are responsible for directing and coordinating project development and construction work on transportation improvements in eastern Oregon.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Monday, December 18, 2017 at 8:00 am but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

This classification was recently included in a salary negotiation. The salary range listed in this announcement may increase once approved.

This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Duties & Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assembling multi-disciplinary project scoping teams from various technical disciplines.
  • Coordinating project scoping process including determining how scoping of specific projects is to be accomplished.
  • Preparing scoping reports.
  • Preparing the preliminary and final schedule for all projects, using input from the scoping process.
  • Assembling and leading core project delivery team to perform preliminary engineering design and development work. 
  • Managing the master project schedule and keeping project delivery team focused on the project schedule.
  • Delivering the project to bid award, as scoped, on schedule and within budget.
  • Following the current guidelines, preparing a project PE budget that summarizes the total expected costs for each project element.
  • Tracking ongoing expenditures.
  • Analyzing budget reports to determine expenses to date for PE and comparing to budgeted amount.
  • Reporting budget, verifying and discussing with team members at project delivery team meetings.
  • Identifying specific tools and/or equipment needed by project delivery team. 
  • Preparing monthly project status reports.
  • Consulting with project managers throughout PE portion of the project to ensure that appropriate handoffs to the project manager occur, upon completion of the PE phase.
  • Recording and documenting all decisions made by the project team for each project.

 

Working Conditions

  • Primarily, this position is in an office environment with extensive computer use. 
  • Occasional work outdoors at project sites with exposure to extreme hazards of traffic, construction equipment and working in inclement weather conditions walking on rough terrain and stooping or bending around structures or equipment; and may be required to work 20 feet or more above ground/water.
  • Long hours may be required including some evening meetings, competing demands, tight time schedules, and simultaneous projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • Regular travel within the region and occasional overnight travel statewide is required.
  • Frequent contact with elected and local officials, various media, and public in conditions which may be emotionally charged or hostile.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications

You will need:

  • A bachelor's degree in construction management, business administration, public administration, architecture, planning or engineering and three years of progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept; OR
  • An associate degree (or comparable course work) in architectural, construction or engineering technology; and four and one-half years of progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept; OR
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept.

 

Special Qualifications

Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Preferred Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria

In addition to your related work experience, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

  • Strong communication, leadership, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience in leading interdisciplinary project teams with varying viewpoints and perspectives.
  • Representing a public agency/entity in a public forum experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing cross-functional project teams.  

ODOT is an AA/EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce.