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Construction Project Manager

Portland

Posted: 11/9/21
Deadline: 11/30/21
Salary: The starting annual salary rate is $60K-$75K, dependent upon qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at any of the Oregon University System schools. Please visit the total compensation calculator website to see the added value of PSU’s employee benefits at https://www.pdx.edu/hr/psu-total-compensation-calculator
Reference Number: 36150

About This Organization

Capital Projects and Construction (CPC) is a part of Planning, Construction & Real Estate within Finance and Administration. CPC oversees all renovation and new construction projects on campus. Our team works alongside campus clients in all aspects of the design and construction process. Project areas include conception and design phases, permitting, estimates, bidding, construction, and final occupancy. CPC works on a wide array of projects ranging from cosmetic renovations to new construction. We maintain a comprehensive collection of building plans, construction records, campus maps, and construction-related studies and reports: https://www.pdx.edu/construction/

As planners, designers, real estate professionals, architects, engineers, and construction managers, we recognize that planning, design and construction are not neutral processes, and that we have the power to reflect upon whether our beliefs, choices, and actions perpetuate or rectify injustices in the work we do every day. These fields are steeped in implicit bias and false perceptions of what an ideal building, street, campus, neighborhood, or city looks like. Individually, we have the ability to challenge those biases, and together, as a unified department, we will hold each other accountable and committed to designing and building an equitable, safe, welcoming, accessible, and inclusive campus for all. Read more about our anti-racism efforts and plan.

Job Duties

Portland State University’s Capital Projects & Construction (CPC) department is recruiting Project Managers. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Project Manager is responsible for overseeing construction projects that create, repair, remodel, maintain, or preserve the physical assets and utility systems at Portland State University. This position provides timely, cost-effective, and professional services that enhance the instructional, research, and service goals of the University, and manages construction projects on campus from inception to completion.

The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, design, and construction of small to medium capital construction and repair projects with a total budget of less than $5M. In consultation with others in CPC and other campus stakeholders, the Project Manager interviews, hires, and directs the work of design consultants, construction contractors, and staff in order to execute the project work in its entirety.

The Project Manager assists senior Project Managers on larger and more complex projects. This position works closely with the CPC architects, drafters, engineers, construction services staff, and trade crews, and will supervise external consultants and contractors or a mixture of both to complete projects.

Capital Projects & Construction is a team-oriented workplace where the staff take pride in maintaining and constructing the spaces necessary to serve PSU’s students. The atmosphere is collaborative and casual, but with a high emphasis on serving our clients by delivering quality projects on time and on budget.

Required Qualifications

Required:
– At least five years of applicable experience with architectural and engineering-related work including design, specifications, project management, construction management, contract implementation, Request for Proposals (RFPs), bidding, and related work.
– Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, other disciplines of Engineering, Architecture, or related degree.
– Flexibility in task organization to respond to changing needs and requirements.
– Proven experience managing multiple projects at one time.
– Sound judgment, strong anticipatory skills, confidentiality, negotiation, problem-solving, communication, and customer service skills.
– An understanding of contract implementation and legal requirements associated with construction contracting.
– Computer skills including a working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, scheduling software such as Microsoft Project, and other project management software.

Preferred:
– Experience working with projects seeking LEED Certification and other sustainability credentials.
– Understanding of contract implementation and legal requirements associated with Oregon contracting law.
– Experience working on projects at a Higher Education institution.
– Basic understanding of AutoCAD.


Salary

The starting annual salary rate is $60K-$75K, dependent upon qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at any of the Oregon University System schools. Please visit the total compensation calculator website to see the added value of PSU’s employee benefits at https://www.pdx.edu/hr/psu-total-compensation-calculator

Other Info

Email Angie Telford at atelford@pdx.edu with questions.


Required Application Materials

Cover letter, resume, references