Join our Engineering and Construction team as a Senior Project Manager!
The Senior Project Manager performs project management duties for of transit related capital projects in all phases including planning, design, permitting and construction. Responsibilities include budgeting, scheduling, contracting, procurement, and design, financial, and construction management functions. They assist in the resolution of complex design, technical, community, urban planning and policy issues.
We have two exciting Senior Project Manager positions: one in Electrical Engineering, and one in Project Development.
Electrical Engineering (Limited-Term Position, ending June 20, 2028) Seeking a skilled and detail-oriented architectural professional to oversee and execute project management tasks for transit-related capital projects, specializing in electrical systems and/or architectural building systems - design and construction processes. Key responsibilities will include budgeting, scheduling, contracting, procurement, as well as design, financial, and construction management functions. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in electrical systems and/or architectural design and construction, demonstrating a strong ability to navigate complex project requirements within these domains.
The Building work group focuses on delivering exceptional projects, meeting the needs across various agency stakeholders. Our current work portfolio is centered on the Agency’s Zero Emission fleet transition efforts so our facilities have a focus on sustainable elements, particularly electrical systems.
Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about delivering outstanding results to our clients. We are committed to excellence, integrity, and collaboration, and we are now seeking a talented and experienced Owner's Representative Project Manager to join our dynamic team.
Responsibilities generally include: Project Management: Manage all aspects of architectural projects, with a specific emphasis on electrical systems, from concept, design through construction to turnover. Develop and maintain project schedules, budgets, and scope. Collaborate with the design team to address any design challenges and facilitate the smooth integration of electrical systems within the overall architectural design and Agency needs. Manage project documentation, including design decisions, contracts, change orders, RFIs, and project reports. Oversee the procurement process, including evaluating bids, negotiating contracts, and managing industry relationships. Stakeholder Liaison: Serve as the primary liaison between clients, utility, design teams, contractors, and other stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle. Safety and Quality assurance: Conduct regular site visits to monitor progress, identify any issues or deviations, and provide necessary guidance and support. Review design documents, specifications, and drawings to ensure compliance with industry standards, but also meet the needs of our client (the Agency end users and maintainers). Ensure compliance with all safety protocols and regulatory requirements throughout the project.
Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in architecture, electrical engineering, or a related field. Experience as a Project Manager in architectural project delivery, with a specific focus on building systems, particularly electrical systems. Strong knowledge of electrical systems design principles, codes, standards, and regulations. Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders. Professional certifications in sustainability principles such as LEED are highly desirable.
Project Development (Permanent Position) Are you an experienced project manager with a passion for architectural project development? Do you excel in coordinating and facilitating complex design conversations that advance into projects? We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as an Owner's Representative/Project Manager for Architectural Project Development.
Responsibilities generally include: Project Coordination: Act as the main point of contact between the agency stakeholders, end user/maintainer, design team, and contractors, ensuring effective communication and collaboration throughout projects’ lifecycle. Project Planning: Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, including timelines, budgets, asses contingency, and resource allocation, to ensure successful project execution. Contract Management: Bring knowledge of best practices regarding contracting for design and construction approaches. Be able to review and negotiate contracts with consultants, contractors, and vendors, understanding compliance with project requirements and industry standards. Project Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including progress reports, meeting minutes, lessons learned, updating Agency design criteria and other project-related records.
Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in architecture, urban planning, or a related field. Proven experience as a project manager in architectural project development, campus planning, master planning, programming and scope development. Strong knowledge of architectural design principles, building codes, and construction practices. Effective communication and interpersonal skills to build collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders. Familiarity with sustainability and green building practices is desirable.
If you are a dynamic and experienced with a passion for architecture that serves the community, we would love to hear from you!
TriMet is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply!
Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.
Serve as a good steward of TriMet by regularly utilizing our transit system to maintain a strong and current understanding of customers’ experiences and of TriMet’s product and service offerings.
1. Provide project management services related to project design, cost estimating, budgeting, scheduling, and construction necessary to deliver projects based on agency needs. Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to in support of project accountability.
2. Oversee and coordinate the construction of projects to ensure conformance with contract documents. Perform tasks as assigned including, but not limited to: design reviews, submittal reviews, RFIs, permits, and monthly pay requests. Negotiate change order resolution. Maintain as-builts and oversee project close-out.
3. Oversee and coordinate the work of consultants, planners, design/engineering technicians, and other support staff as required for specific assignments and within the Division guidelines.
4. Resolve project issues, and interpret contract language to address legal requirements and ensure intended outcomes.
5. Prepare work scopes for staff, consultants, and contractors. Oversee the procurement and administration of consultant services. Review and approve design drawings, specifications, schedules, and construction plans prepared by consultants. Develop approaches that build consensus and lead to accountable and defensible decision-making.
6. Work and coordinate with all project stakeholders including operations, maintenance, jurisdictional partners, and consultants.
7. Prepare and review minutes, documentation, technical reports, project updates, and presentations.
8. Represent TriMet at various interagency and public meetings as a technical representative.
9. Prepare requests for proposals; make recommendations on proposals, coordinate the preparation of bid documents, and prepare contracts for services and bid awards.
Type of Position / Grade / FLSA Grade 17, Exempt, Non-Union, Full-Time. Permanent/Limited-Term ending June 20, 2028.
Salary Range Minimum: $105,613.00 Maximum: $158,418.00
Salary offers will be determined by a candidate’s education, training and relevant experience. Any final offer of employment will fall within the range stated above. For transparency, we choose to list the full available grade range, however, TriMet’s salary administration process will ultimately determine the final salary offered.
Selection Process Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of: 1. Application Review (please include: Cover Letter and Resume) 2. Panel Interviews 3. Reference Check
Supplemental Information Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.
If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.
If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays' notice prior to the need for accommodation.
TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.
ADA Statement As applied to the workplace, applicants and employees must be qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential functions may include required job functions performed infrequently as well as production standards related to the quality and quantity of work.
If a person with a disability could meet job qualifications with a reasonable accommodation, TriMet will work with the employee to accommodate the need. If TriMet's accommodation is effective in allowing the employee to perform the essential functions of the job, it need not be the employee's preferred accommodation.
A Bachelor's Degree is required.
A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Business Administration, Construction Management, Planning, Urban Design, or a related field is required.
Related college-level course work, construction trade education, or other construction/design/project management related education is required.
A minimum of four (4) years total credited experience.
Professional registration from the State of Oregon (or ability to obtain within 6-months) as a Professional Engineer is preferred.
Professional registration from the State of Oregon (or ability to obtain within 6-months) as a Professional Architect is preferred.
Professional registration from the State of Oregon (or ability to obtain within 6-months) as a Professional Landscape Architect is preferred.
Certification as a PMP (Project Management Professional) is preferred.
Certification as a CCM (Certified Construction Manager) is preferred.
*SUBGROUP A - BUILDINGS (when applicable):
Demonstrated experience with building design, systems, construction, cost estimating and all applicable codes and standards.
SUBGROUP B - STATIONS AND GUIDEWAYS (when applicable)
Demonstrated experience with transit station design and urban design integration, design and/or project management for amenities in the public realm, material and product selection/selection implications, knowledge of relevant codes and standards (e.g., ADA-related), and including systems (e.g., electrical and mechanical) integration efforts as well as general civil design experience with light rail-related common environmental requirements, station, and station amenity cost estimating and relevant procurement practices.
SUBGROUP C - SW CORRIDOR LRT (when applicable)
Demonstrated experience with transit station design and urban design integration, design and/or project management for amenities in the public realm, knowledge of relevant codes and standards (e.g., ADA-related), as well as general civil design, experience with light rail-related common environmental requirements, project schedules and cost estimating and relevant procurement practices.
SUBGROUP D - CAPITAL PLANNING (when applicable)
Demonstrated experience with planning and transit design, stations design and urban design integration, design and/or project management for amenities in the public realm. Knowledge of relevant codes and standards (e.g. ADA-related), as well as general civil design, architectural design, experience with light-rail and bus rapid transit/enhanced transit design and common environmental requirements (NEPA), FTA Capital Investment Grant program, project schedules, and cost estimating and relevant procurement practices.
Demonstrated experience in managing capital projects including design, construction, budgeting, financial management, scheduling, risk management, and the facilitation of accountable decision making amongst large user and stakeholder groups.
Or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
*The amount of credit a candidate receives for prior years of experience is based on the relevancy of that experience to the required or preferred prerequisites of the job description. Experience is prorated based on hours worked. LRHR assigns and validates the "credited experience".
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