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Senior Transportation Project Leader - Construction Project Manager 3

Senior Transportation Project Leader - Construction Project Manager 3 (ODOT17-1636oc)

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Announcement: ODOT17-1636oc

Senior Transportation Project Leader
 Construction Project Manager 3
Highway Division – Region 2

We are recruiting for a senior transportation project leader to join either the Area 4 office in Corvallis or the Area 5 office in Springfield. The person in this position will be given the opportunity to choose their home office location, but will provide support to both locations.

The primary purpose of this position is to lead the development and delivery of complex transportation projects that have a high degree of diversity and unique problems in which established criteria and technical precedents frequently do not apply. This position is assigned the most complex projects of significant risk, including highly visible or highly political risk factors, which can range in size from small projects to mega-projects. This person leads multiple teams through all activities necessary to ensure their project portfolio is delivered according to project requirements for scope, schedule, and budget. 

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:

  • The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.
  • This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Friday, 12/08/2017 at 8:00 a.m., 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble core project teams to perform engineering design and development work, including consultants, appropriate internal and external stakeholders and resource and technical experts.
  • Monitor and evaluate team progress on tasks and deliverables against project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Negotiate and drafts details for complex and/or controversial intergovernmental agreements with other governments and jurisdictions.
  • Consult with ODOT procurement staff to identify and determine appropriate contracting methods for the work needed.
  • Develop and implement project strategies and work plans for the most complex projects and intermodal transportation challenges.
  • Assemble multi-disciplinary project scoping teams.
  • Develop and oversee contracts for consulting design services and other disciplines needed for project development.
  • Determine appropriate scoping methods and approaches needed for each project.
  • Develop preliminary and final schedules for all assigned projects.
  • Finalize and manage project budgets and analyze budget reports.
  • Develop and implement stakeholder engagement activities and communication plans and/or strategies.
  • Represent the agency on project issues and make presentations at public and agency meetings, to the press, and other media.
  • Conduct risk probability analysis and document risk characteristics for each project.
  • Provide oversight to local government agencies and consultants in the development and delivery of state or federally funded transportation projects by local agencies. 
  • Provide advice and counsel to regional and statewide management and leadership on project delivery trends, risks, issues, policies, processes, and best practices.  

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in construction management, business administration, public administration, architecture, planning, or engineering; AND five years progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept;
An associate degree (or comparable course work) in architectural, construction or engineering technology; AND six and one-half years progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept;
Eight years of progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept.
Note: Possession of a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Oregon Project Management Associate Certification (OPMA) or other related certification will substitute for 1 year of the qualifying experience.

Please click here for the construction project manager 3 class series concept information.

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 and education, 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.

  • Experience with transportation project management.
  • Ability for verbal and written expression and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience and ability to lead and work with multi-discipline teams with varying viewpoints and perspectives.
  • Experience working with local stakeholders in both formal public hearings and in small working groups.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment with occasional work outdoors at project sites.
  • Regular travel required with the area and region with occasional statewide travel.
  • Workload frequently involves competing demands, tight time schedules, and simultaneous projects with overlapping deadlines that may require extended hours, including evenings.
  • Frequent required contact with elected and local officials, various media, and the public in conditions which may be stressful or emotionally charged at times.
  • Field work may involve exposure to extreme hazards of traffic, construction equipment, and working in inclement weather conditions.
  • Employee may also need to walk on rough terrain and stoop or bend around structures or equipment; and may be required to work 20 feet or more above ground/water at project sites.

Application Instructions:

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Friday, 12/08/2017 at 8:00 a.m. Apply today! Click here to learn more or to apply.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2017
This listing expires on: Friday, December 08, 2017

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