Announcement: ODOT18-1569oc Assistant Project Manager – Professional Engineer 1 Highway Division – Region 2 Astoria
Do you have experience in construction engineering and construction project management? Join our team in our Astoria construction office! We are recruiting for an assistant project manager to assist the project manager in administering location and construction projects. Under the direction of the project manager, this person is responsible for the construction inspection, documentation, and scheduling project inspection personnel. The assistant project manager ensures that our construction complies with the contract documents and the documentation complies with established policies and procedures. This person also plans and directs the work of their crew and acts in a lead role for location design projects.
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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.
Open until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our next application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, 08/15/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Under-fill: The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a professional engineer 1 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an associate in engineering 2 ($4,194 - $6,194 monthly) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate acquires a professional engineer's license. Under-filling will not exceed six months.
Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure appropriate record-keeping systems are maintained during the entirety of each assigned project.
Initiate, review, submit, and implement contract change order and extra work orders.
Ensure compliance of contractor work with contract documents including the plans and specifications through inspection, surveying, and ordering of materials sampling and testing.
Recommend acceptance or rejection of contract work per established standards and contract documents.
Adjust crew assignments as required to meet the contractor schedule.
Establish and maintain relationships with other public agencies and contractors and their representatives on assigned projects through in-person, telephone and written correspondence.
Provide general oversight to ensure contractor and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractors meet contract requirements.
Prepare a variety of daily, weekly, and monthly reports including weekly and monthly progress reports and monthly progress estimates for payments to contractors.
Prepare construction engineering budgets and personnel projections for approval.
Direct various office functions such as checking, preparing, and maintaining construction expenditures, field reports, cost estimates, and statistical studies.
Provide construction contract administration guidance to local public agencies constructing federally funded programs.
Prepare draft price agreements, extra work orders, state force orders, and price adjustments for project manager approval.
Support the project manager in the workforce planning and management, recruitment, retention, and training of the crew.
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.
Extensive experience in construction engineering and construction project management.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to collaborate with subordinates, peers, supervisors, and internal and external stakeholders.
Significant experience in roadway project engineering on public infrastructure projects.
Highly skilled at maintaining composure in high pressure and/or emotionally charged situations.
Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.) and other office related computer software.
Work is performed in both an office and field environment.
This position requires long working hours on a flexible schedule and occasionally being on call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week – including holidays.
This position works with contractors and the public, who may be confrontational at times.
Field work involves exposure to hazards of traffic and construction equipment on a weekly basis and this position may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and radioactive sources.
May be required to walk or climb on rough terrain and stoop or bend around structures or equipment.
Must work in inclement weather including storms, snow, ice, and rain.
Driving state vehicles on a daily/weekly basis is required.
Frequent travel to job sites within the area is required.
Professional Engineer 1 Minimum Qualifications: A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering. 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.
Associate in Engineering 2 Minimum Qualifications (Under-Fill Option): Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.
Associate in Engineering 2 Under-Fill Special Qualifications: To be eligible for the associate in engineering 2 under-fill option, a candidate must have his/her valid professional engineer's license in hand (the ability to stamp) within six months of hire. As the PE exam is offered twice a year, in most cases, this will mean applicants must have already met all PE licensing requirements (e.g. completed required education and training, passed the FE and PE exams, etc.) and submitted their complete PE license application to the PE licensing body.
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).
Learn More and Apply!
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our next application screening is scheduled for Wednesday, 08/15/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: ODOT18-1569oc
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