As TriMet grows and our system expands, the demand for repair and modifications to different elements within the existing infrastructure and facilities has grown as well. The Building Department, within TriMet's Capital Projects and Construction Division, manages the development, design and construction of projects associated with the TriMet operating bases (bus, rail and administrative), support facilities and buildings. The projects the Building Department work on affect the employees and customers of TriMet every day. We are organized as a diverse multi-disciplinary team including individuals with engineering, architectural, interior design, and construction management backgrounds.
Using a client-focused project management approach this department adds value by ensuring each project is of the highest quality and is delivered in a safe, cost-effective, and timely manner. Projects in this department can vary in nature, size and in funding sources which may be through grants, TriMet's general fund, or a combination of both. Partnering with stakeholders from inside and outside the agency, Project Managers in this department advise on project development and manage all aspects of the delivery phase including design procurement, the design process, budgets, schedule, internal and external approvals, construction procurement, construction management and turnover from the contractor to the agency.
We are seeking a Manager to oversee a diverse group of Project Managers and Construction Managers throughout the project cycle. You will be responsible for mentoring junior project managers, balancing workload, performance reviews and participating in project development. You will also be responsible for executing your own projects as workload dictates. The work will include working with the internal and external stakeholders, project designers, design consultants and construction contractors to work collaboratively to successfully deliver quality projects.
Represent TriMet in interagency meetings and permit proceedings as technical expert. Attend project meetings, prepare materials and make presentations as necessary. Represent the building group director as directed.
Represent TriMet in construction contract negotiation sessions as required. Oversee production of fair cost estimates, cost engineering studies, and cost forecasts required to support negotiation of change orders or other contract issues.
Supervise department staff, including recommending hiring, disciplinary action, assigning work, training, coaching, and performance evaluations.
Interact with Contract Administration and Program Management. Review and approve Change Order language and supporting documentation. Act as final review authority for changes under $50,000.00. Coordinate and assist with development of cost-to-complete forecasts.
Develop and manage scope, schedule and budget for capital projects. Coordinate project efforts with internal staff, consultants, and public and private agencies. Review and evaluate designs by staff, consultants or contractors to ensure their constructability, completeness, and economy.
Oversee packaging for bidding of specifications and documents developed by consultants and Tri-Met staff. Assist with developing budgets and schedules for projects, perform constructability review, and monitor documents regularly for costing and balancing estimates.
Prepare technical reports, progress reports, special studies, and cost estimates as necessary.
A minimum of ten (10) years total credited experience.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management or related field.
Registration from the State of Oregon (or ability to obtain within 6-months) as a Professional Engineer or Architect or certification as a CCM or PMP is highly desired.
A minimum of 2 years' experience in a management role.
Transportation, light rail or bus transit infrastructure and facility design and construction experience.
Experience in large scale projects/programs.
TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland, Oregon, region. Our transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution — making our region a better place to live.