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Facilities Project Manager

Construction Project Manager 2 – Facilities Project Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation
Support Services Division – Facilities Services Branch
Facilities Construction Management Section
La Grande

The role: 
We are recruiting for a facilities project manager to join our team in La Grande! In this role, you will provide technical assistance in planning, designing, contracting and the administration of major construction, capital improvement and major maintenance projects for our department’s administrative sites. Apply today!

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.

A day in the life:
  • Determine project needs, goals, objectives, budget, initial schedule and project strategy.
  • Work with senior management (or designee) and consultants to determine facility construction and remodel needs, goals and objectives for the project.
  • Provide consultation and technical guidance in developing customer needs.
  • Execute contract development and administration.
  • Oversee and review the work of consultants in design phase.
  • Review construction contract documents to ensure that compatible and cost-effective materials, equipment, building systems and construction methods are being proposed.
  • Meet with consultants and general contractors to review project progress, identifying and resolving problems.
  • Meet with customer representatives to receive and provide information vital to project success.
  • Prepare and provide a variety of reports and analyses, including if the project is meeting budgetary goals and project schedules.
  • Visit worksites and conduct field visits to examine construction site conditions and inspect construction quality and progress.
  • Assist in developing capital construction, capital improvement, safety rest area rehabilitation and major maintenance plans.
  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment with remote work options available.
  • Frequent travel, including some overnight travel, required.
  • Occasional field work may involve exposure to traffic hazards, construction equipment, working in inclement weather conditions, and walking on rough terrain and stooping or bending around structures or equipment.
  • May be required to attend evening meetings as needed and work long hours during emergencies.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email
What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in La Grande, Oregon!
What we need:
Six years of progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept.
A bachelor’s degree in construction management, business administration, public administration, architecture, planning or engineering; and three years of progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept.
An associate’s degree (or comparable course work) in architectural, construction or engineering technology; and four and one-half years of progressively responsible experience related to the class series concept.
Note: Possession of a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Oregon Project Management Associate Certification (OPMA) or other related certification will substitute for 1 year of the qualifying experience.

Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by Oct. 18, 2021, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by Oct. 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position. 
  • Highly knowledgeable in the area of construction project management.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and experience working with a variety of people including contractors and vendors.
  • Knowledgeable of Oregon laws, rules, regulations and policies in procurement and construction.
  • Knowledgeable of architecture and engineering and skilled in reading construction documents and specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply tact and diplomacy to gain cooperation of others and handle multiple priorities at the same time.

Learn more and apply:
Our first application screening is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. 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 through our website.

Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer