OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Assistant Project Manager – Professional Engineer 1
LOCATION: Coquille, Oregon
ODOT is currently recruiting for an assistant project manager to assist the project manager in the administration of location and construction projects.
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 announcement will remain open until filled. Your immediate response is requested as this recruitment may close at any time without advance notice at the discretion of the agency after a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied. Please check the job announcement for next application screening date. Go to www.odotjobs.com and search ODOT17-1488oc.
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 ($4194.00 to $6194.00) 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
Supervises the administration of field construction contracts related to transportation, including highways, major interchanges, buildings, traffic signals, bikeways and bridges.
Establishes and maintains responsible relations with contractors and their representatives on assigned projects by personal contact, telephone and written correspondence.
Assures that plans and specifications are adhered to by the contractor through monitoring of inspectors and by conducting inspections, ordering and observing tests and samples.
Directs and reviews preparation of cost and quantity estimates for construction projects.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills:
Professional Engineer 1 (PE1) Minimum Qualifications:
A valid Professional Engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.
Associate in Engineering 2 (AE2) 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.
AE2 Under-Fill Special Qualifications:
To be eligible for the AE2 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.
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).
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following. We will use the items on this list along with our essay-style supplemental questions to determine who to interview.
Working knowledge of mathematics, land surveying methods, and construction procedures and practices.
Experience administering or inspecting multiple highway construction projects with overlapping deadlines from conception to completion.
Experience leading a diverse group of staff members with differing roles and perspectives.
Experience in measurement and payment documentation.
Experience in construction inspection.
ODOT inspection certifications.
Demonstrated ability to express ideas or tasks effectively in individual or group situations, including with contactors that may be adversarial at times.
Experience resolving conflicts and negotiating solutions between people with diverse perspectives.
Construction project management experience in budgeting, decision-making, and managing contract changes.
Need to be communicative and detail-oriented.
Field work includes exposure to extreme hazards of traffic and construction equipment, and adverse weather conditions.
Field work also includes walking on rough terrain, inclement weather condition, around poison oak, and requires hard physical work and long hours at times.