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DOWL Construction Project Manager in Medford, Oregon



This is a full-time position to provide project management and engineering assistance to the department on various projects.

The Construction Project Manager will manage:

  • Compliance with construction contracts,

  • Assigned staff resources, and

  • Project budgets

This Construction Project Manager will act as a representative of the Owner and coordinate Construction Engineering and Inspection (CE&I) staff on multiple complex, multi-disciplinary projects and maintain close interaction with all DOWL employees and clients. The Construction Project Manager will be accountable to manage their projects and all assigned staff, use their independent motivation, experience and judgment to achieve desired outcomes, report to senior-level staff on project status and progress, and collaborate with DOWL team members seeking to maintain current business relationships and find new ones.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans; conferring with management.

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the s execution of engineering projects.

  • Organize, review, interpret, validate, and evaluate data gathered from contract documents or by CE&I staff.

  • Produce clear, concise technical documents, reports, and/or presentations.

  • Lead and manage client interactions, key meetings, and ensure all appropriate client communications are occurring for project success and client satisfaction.

  • Interact with Contractors and understand project site inspections of work quality and conformance to standards.

  • Monitor projects for on-time delivery, within scope, and within budget.

  • Assist in the definition of the project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

  • Ensure resource availability and allocation.

  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress.

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.

  • Report and escalate to management as needed.

  • Prepare and route project related correspondence, contracts, submittals, pay applications, and other documents as required.

  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders

  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

  • Assist in the development of new business and the associated marketing

  • Assist in the design phase of projects by providing discipline specific QC reviews, constructability reviews and development of construction time estimates.

  • Other duties as assigned


To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Baccalaureate degree or higher from an ABET accredited engineering or project/construction management program, or a related field, and at least 5 years prior work experience in design, project management, engineering or construction management required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

PE Required: This position is for a licensed engineer to practice geotechnical engineering in the state of primary practice, or should be licensed in a different state with the ability to get the required license within 6 months of hire

Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical analysis, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.

  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively with large and diverse groups.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

  • Computer skills must include Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Project.

  • Proficiency reading and understanding engineering plans, specifications and cost data.

  • Contractor management skills.

  • Leadership skills and the ability to function as a role model by demonstrating the ability to organize, plan, anticipate problems develop solutions, and manage change.

  • Experience with DOT clients, transit agencies, city and county agencies, including familiarity with agency design standards, local codes, project budgets, schedules, and quality standards.

  • Preparation of proposals and scopes of work, presentations to clients and support for the marketing efforts; and leading or assisting in contract negotiations and reviews.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project).

  • Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects, and to successfully perform assignments independently and/or with a team.

  • Any previous experience designing plans, specifications, cost estimates, and construction schedules for publicly bid transportation projects is a plus.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)