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Professional Engineer 2 - Project Manager ODOT17-2278OC

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Oregon Department of Transportation .

The Dalles, OR

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ODOT17-2278OC - The Dalles

Oregon Department of Transportation

Highway Division

Region 4

?ODOT is pleased to announce that we are hiring a professional engineer project manager in The Dalles, Oregon. Bring your project management experience to ODOT's Highway Division!

The project manager is responsible for directing all activities necessary in the development of outsourced contracts for highly complex highway construction projects and the contract administration of all Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) approved construction contracts regardless of delivery method. The project manager (PM) represents the engineer on the project and has the authority to enforce the provisions of the contract.

The PM functions as one of the organizational experts in the management of construction and consultant design contracts in the area of contract interpretation and claims management.

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

If you are hired, you will become part of the state's management team.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Represent management in the development of outsourcing contracts for complex highway construction projects.

Participate in vendor selection process.

Represents the chief engineer and region/statewide interests in vendor negotiations.

Manage the design, pre-bid and pre-construction meetings.

Meet with the contractor/consultants regularly.

Communicate with other ODOT PMs.

Lead design and construction efforts to assure community input is obtained and followed through.

Ensure that vendor is responsive to regional public information staff and area managers.

Apply broad-based engineering experience and specialized knowledge in contract administration.

Work with vendor to ensure contract deliverables are on time and designed within agreed upon specifications.

Meet with the contractor to review the biological assessments, biological opinions, permits, and related plans and specifications, and develop resolution plans for identified gaps.

Ensure each project minimizes impacts to the traveling public, adjacent properties, and communities.

Monitor contractor DBE/EEO/OJT/Subcontractor compliance.

Keep accurate accounts of contractor's project progress, resources and materials.

Initiate, negotiate, prepare, review, and secure approval of proposed contract change orders, time extensions, extra work orders, and state force orders.

Review plans, specifications, geology reports, contract completion dates, and other appropriate project material.

Manage construction authorizations and construction engineering budgets on each project.

Provide continual staff performance management.

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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 journey-level professional engineering experience.

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


Valid means you have the ability to stamp. We will verify your license before we consider your application.

Special Qualifications

Must have and maintain a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.

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 using advanced engineering judgment and applying engineering principles in highly complex and controversial construction contract management situations.

Effective leadership, communication, public speaking, and collaboration skills.

Proven supervisory related skills, and well developed negotiation/mediation/conflict resolution abilities.

Experience working in a transportation-related organization.

Additional Information

Application Instructions

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply,

please submit a resume and cover letter 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.


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. Please title your resume using this format, Last Name-2278-Resume.

Cover Letter:

We require a cover letter that specifically and clearly demonstrates your experience in the desired attributes above. Please title your cover letter using this format, Last Name-2278-CoverLetter.


If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a cover letter as described above, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks

Criminal background checks will be conducted on final candidates, including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be 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 you 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-(see application details).

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.


For questions about the job announcement or application process, call (see application details) or email (see application details)

For technical help accessing your account, call 1-(see application details) (May take up to 24 hours to receive a response.) or email (see application details) .

Oregon Department of Transportation

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 1-(see application details)

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-(see application details) (1-(see application details)). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at (see application details). 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.

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Oregon Department of Transportation .
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