State of Oregon Project Manager (ODOT18-2244oc) in Portland, Oregon

Project Manager (ODOT18-2244oc)



Project Manager (ODOT18-2244oc)


$80,880.00 - $119,232.00 Annually


Portland, OR

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1/6/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

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Announcement: ODOT18-2244oc

Project Manager – Professional Engineer 2

Region 1 Highway Division


We are recruiting a project manager (PM) for our Sylvan construction office to direct construction and contract administration of highly complex highway projects. The PM represents the engineer on the project and has the authority to enforce the provisions of the construction contract.

These exciting opportunities are located in ODOT Region 1, which includes the Portland metro area. This PM will be managing construction of two of ODOT's most significant projects:

The OR217 Auxiliary Lanes and Bridge Replacement Project

Recently funded at $100 million, through the HB2017 legislative transportation package, this project will widen OR217 approximately between OR10 and OR99W. It will accommodate a south-bound and a north-bound auxiliary lane, replace SW Hall Boulevard overcrossing structure, build a collector-distributor road, modify interchanges, and include in-water work periods for new water quality treatment facilities. Right of way acquisition and extensive public outreach and stakeholder engagement during construction are expected. For more information about this project, please see the following links:

  • Oregon Legislature – project description, background info, corridor context:

  • ODOT – 2016 Traffic performance report, corridor context, purpose and need, OR217 Dashboard on page 47:

  • What is an Auxiliary Lane?

  • OR217 project website (early design phase):

    The Interstate Bridge (I5) Trunnion Shaft Replacement Project

In September 2020, the northbound bridge of the Interstate Bridge will close for up to two weeks as crews replace a cracked trunnion and related parts of the lifting mechanism. During the closure, all traffic crossing the bridge will share the three lanes on the southbound bridge and sidewalks. Movable concrete barrier (zipper barrier) will allow two lanes of traffic to travel in the heaviest direction. Heavy traffic congestion and long delays are expected, expanding well beyond the immediate project site. Contract bid opening will occur at the end of 2018 to allow sufficient time for material fabrication and site preparation. Multi-parameter bidding (A+C+D) and significant incentive/disincentive contract elements are included to encourage rapid completion by the contractor. This project is closely coordinated with WSDOT (Washington State DOT).

  • Project website:

As an ODOT project manager you'll also enjoy:

  • Working on engaging, technically interesting and innovative projects.

  • Creating tangible benefits for Oregon and our communities.

  • Leading a highly skilled, professional construction crew.

  • Being part of an agency that is a national transportation leader.

  • Seeing how your work makes a difference.

Click here to learn about some of the exciting projects happening at ODOT Region 1.

ODOT is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design, and more. Join us in making a difference!

Click here to learn more about our mission and values.

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.

What's in it for you?

  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment? Do you enjoy working on a collaborative team with driven and passionate coworkers dedicated to making a difference? Join our dynamic Region 1 team and work in historic Portland. Our employees work on projects that challenge the industry standard and that give back to our communities.

  • We value work/life balance at ODOT. With 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages – our time out of the office is just as important as time spent in the office. We are a recognized leader in the transportation industry and we offer our employees a robust benefit package that includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family. Our employee share percent for our medical plans is only 1% or 5% - depending on the plan you choose.

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation.

  • Vacation leave earned at 10 hours per month with the ability to roll over unused time across fiscal years with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments.

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year.

  • We also offer our employees optional benefits ranging from life insurance to short and long term disability to flexible spending accounts.

  • A pension plan and an opportunity to defer pre-tax earnings for retirement, health care deductibles, child care, and transportation.

  • Grow your career with us – we offer unlimited growth potential in a variety of disciplines.

  • These benefits are just the beginning, click here to visit our full benefits website.

  • What makes Portland a great place to live or work? Click here to find out.

Additional Details:

  • We will use this recruitment to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and possibly future vacancies as they occur in this unit or location.

  • The posted salary includes additional compensation due to recent market analysis.

  • The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Project Management

  • Administer construction contracts:

  • Ensure contract deliverables are completed on time and according to specifications.

  • Monitor vendor compliance with environmental permits.

  • Review staging plans and traffic control plans for compliance with restrictions.

  • Approve monthly contractor/vendor progress payments.

  • Negotiate and approve contract changes.

  • Conduct site visits and perform field inspections.

  • Manage the project for the safety of all project personnel and members of the public.

  • Hold meetings with contractors, consultants, and/or multiple stakeholders.

  • Resource Management and Supervision

  • Supervise a staff of engineers, technicians, surveyors, inspectors and clerical personnel who assist in the PM's role as the contract administrator of construction and consultant services contracts.

  • Leadership

  • Act as a member of ODOT management teams at the area, region, and statewide levels.

  • Function as one of the organizational experts in the management of construction and consultant design contracts in the area of contract interpretation and claims management.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering and three (3) years of licensed professional engineer experience.

NOTE: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.

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).

Desired 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 related to transportation projects, highway construction, and contract administration.

  • Experience resolving conflicts and negotiating solutions between people with diverse perspectives.

  • Experience leading and supervising a diverse group of individuals.

Working Conditions:

  • Requires frequent travel to construction sites.

  • Exposure to traffic and construction hazards and inclement weather.

  • On-call all hours for emergencies.

Additional Information

Application Instructions:

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for.

Resume: In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment (including month and year). Please title your resume using this format, "[last name]ODOT182244oc_Resume."

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran's Points:

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

Work Authorization:

ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions and Application Support:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call 503-373-7377.

  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT M-F. If you leave a voicemail message, it may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at

    We encourage you to print and/or save a PDF copy of your application.

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.


Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.