Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Construction/Planning, Operations/Infrastructure, Planning/Project Management
Department: Campus Planning and Facilities Mgmt – Design & Construction
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starting at $80,000 per year; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
Application Review Begins
February 6, 2023; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach the following:
(2) Cover letter that highlights why you are interested in the University of Oregon and how your background and professional experiences have prepared you for the Owners Representative position. Specifically speak to the areas of technical ability, pro-activeness, communication style, group collaboration, and consensus building.
All applications must be submitted here, https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/530813/owners-representative-sr-project-manager
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.
The Office of Design and Construction (D&C) works closely with Facilities personnel, faculty, and staff across campus to deliver successful, budget-conscious projects. Project sizes range from under $50,000 to over $200M. Project types include small departmental moves, interior renovations, new building construction, and many different types in between.
This position represents the University of Oregon at the exciting new UO Portland Campus as an Owner’s Representative (similar to a Senior Project Manager) for Design and Construction (D&C) projects providing the management, leadership, and oversight to the delivery of University construction projects of varying sizes and complexity ($5k – $200M+). Depending on the team assignment, this position may focus on academic buildings, research and science buildings, systems and infrastructure, auxiliary groups, or capital repair projects. Owner’s Representatives for Design & Construction report to D&C Managers. Projects types include, but are not limited to, remodels, tenant in-fill, additions, site, systems, infrastructure, and ground-up construction projects. This position is responsible for the development and management of the overall project budget, schedule, design process, contract administration, construction delivery, and close-out components of a given project.
This position effectively communicates and integrates with technical staff from Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM), D&C, Information Services, Safety and Risk Services, campus User Groups, etc. into each project to ensure a comprehensive team approach to project delivery, and ensures D&C policies and procedures are maintained. Within the bounds of the project delivery process, this position has authority to make budgetary decisions and authorize changes to a project’s contract value within the approved signature authority limits set by the University.
This position will work closely with the team and department Managers, Associate Vice President of CPFM (AVP), the Director of Design & Construction (DD&C), and the Associate Director of Capital Projects in the planning and development of a defined program area which establishes mid and long-term planning and program requirements.
This position provides, promotes, and fosters positive, productive, and professional working relationships within the department as well as with campus stakeholder teams, administrators and University leadership, architects, contractors, in-house campus project delivery teams, federal, state, and local officials. Exceptional customer service is paramount to the success of the position.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or a closely-related field OR ten years of experience managing building construction and site development projects within an architectural, engineering, construction firm or as an Owners representative.
• Five years of engineering, architectural, construction management or Owners representative experience, which includes two years of experience of primary project management responsibility involving building construction and site development.
• Ability to assemble, organize, and present information derived from a variety of original and secondary sources.
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with varied groups and to work effectively with university students, faculty, and staff, as well as with governmental entities, community groups, and the general public.
• Demonstrates an understanding of the objectives, components, and structure of a research university and of the planning policy issues and processes of the University of Oregon.
• Demonstrates commitment to the university’s affirmative action and equal opportunity goals and plans and the university’s and the department’s diversity plans.
• Maintains the highest ethical standards within the department and within the university.
• Demonstrates the ability to provide, promote, and foster positive, productive, and professional working relationships within the department as well as campus User groups and other various University departments and outside agencies.
• Exceptional internal and external customer service.
• Ability to think analytically and problem solve by gathering and synthesizing complex or diverse information and identifying and creating innovative solutions to complex problems.
• Ability to create and maintain a respectful workplace that includes a culture of respect and inclusion in which employees are valued, communication is polite and courteous, conflict is addressed appropriately, and inappropriate behavior is addressed swiftly.
• Ability to make decisions that exhibited sound and accurate judgment in a timely manner.
• Demonstrated organization when prioritizing and planning work activities, using time efficiently and developing realistic action plans.
• Demonstrate experience observing safety and security procedures, using equipment and materials properly and expecting employees to do the same.
• Experience with public processes.
• Experience with Research and Science based projects.
• Experience with Utility and MEP systems construction.