The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking a highly motivated Capital Project Manager for the newly formed Project Management Office (PMO). This recruitment is for one Capital Project Manager III (CPM III) who will report to the Project Management Division Manager in the PMO. The CPM III position will provide overall project management for one or more concurrent large and complex capital projects (typically ranging from approximately $2M - $40M).
These wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects typically span multiple years for the design and construction phases. The CPM III will form, and lead project teams composed of engineers, construction managers, outreach specialists, and other professional and technical staff from across BES. The position works closely with planning and operational work groups to develop project scopes and workplans, manage the overall project budget and schedule, coordinate staff and contractor/consultant resources, and monitor, manage and report on project progress and issues.
The position is responsible for developing contract documents and procuring design and construction contractors. In addition to the required qualifications, below, ideal candidates will have some formal project management training, and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience with complex projects through project management, construction management, engineering, landscape architecture or a related field, or equivalent combined education and experience.
Experience with wastewater treatment projects, collection or surface water infrastructure projects, CERCLA, complex stakeholder and regulatory requirements, and/or procurement processes is strongly preferred.
Successful candidates will be excellent communicators, team leaders, and self-starters who approach their work with an attitude of service. They will be comfortable managing conflict, making independent decisions, elevating decision-making when appropriate, and working in a newly formed organization with evolving processes and guidelines. For more about BES and the PMO, see the “More Information” section below.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
Experience managing large and complex projects including schedule and budget oversight, permitting, stakeholder engagement, and risk management.
Experience providing leadership on complex infrastructure projects, including planning, organizing, reviewing, and/or evaluating the work of professional, technical, and/or administrative staff.
Experience in engineering, architecture, planning, landscape architecture, or construction management related to infrastructure projects.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse workforce, matrixed project teams, stakeholders, and management-level decision-makers.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is annual.
About City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.