Civil - Project Management, Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
Are you a relationship builder and strategic thinker with an urge to improve communities and the economy through transportation? Is managing complex, large-scale, multimodal transportation projects your passion? Join ODOT’s Portland team as our Major Projects manager! In this leadership role, you will manage the Major Projects Unit and develop and implement priority projects for the region. Major Projects Unit focuses include:
Developing the region’s major transportation projects in coordination with local agencies.
Performing transportation studies, project prioritization analysis and refinement plans.
Analyzing and coordinating state system needs with Metro’s and Tri-Met’s development of major light rail transit and other transit projects in the region.
Delivering phase 1 engineering, public/agency involvement and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation milestones on major transportation projects.
Scoping project concepts that are candidates for the Region 1 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Evaluating policy in Region 1 including tolling, congestion pricing and other system management techniques.
Developing staff and overseeing the Major Projects Section budget.
Our Region 1 employees work on projects that challenge the industry standard and that give back to our communities. We are currently working on projects from the recent transportation package, HB2017.
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:
Help implement a practical design approach to project planning and development.
Establish and implement effective project-development and issue-resolution strategies and processes.
Ensure appropriate project development, planning and environmental procedures are used.
Set expectations and milestones for staff and their teams.
Provide oversight and counseling to staff in the management of their assigned budgets.
Review the work of staff and their teams for quality and completeness.
Represent ODOT management, as appropriate, on controversial issues before the public, media and elected officials.
Assist staff with consultant contracting needs and managing flexible services contracts for the section.
Assist with policy and project implementation issues and troubleshooting.
Develop the biennial Major Projects Unit budget and oversee development and monitoring of the budget.
Assist area managers, local governments and regional partner agencies in major project development/NEPA strategies, policy, design and troubleshooting.
Provide leadership, clear direction, effective coaching, performance evaluations and specific feedback.
Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional inspection of project sites and frequent out of office meetings required.
Work outside of normally scheduled hours and moderate statewide travel and limited out of state travel required.
Click here to view the position description, including the full list of duties and working conditions.
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service and multimodal transportation.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
Enjoy the benefit of an annual TriMet pass to make commuting easy.
Pathway One: Three years of management experience in a public or private organization that included responsibility for each of the following: a) Development of program rules and policies. b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans. c) Program evaluation and d) Budget preparation.
Pathway Two: Two years of management experience in a public or private organization that included responsibility for each of the following: a) Development of program rules and policies. b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans. c) Program evaluation and d) Budget preparation. AND45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
Pathway Three: Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader, a) Assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.). b) Project responsibility for developing goals and objectives. c) Project evaluation and d) Monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.
In the work history section on your resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Experience managing complex, large-scale, multimodal transportation projects within a politically sensitive environment.
Staff and consultant management successes.
Strategic thinker and clear communicator.
Problem solver and solution oriented.
Strong understanding of equity best practices in transportation planning, stakeholder engagement and project development.
Learn more and apply!
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2019.
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: REQ-9387
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.