Are you a seasoned mid-career Design and Construction project management professional who is looking for more ‘purpose’ your teams’ projects?  Do you care deeply about your community, our environment, our economy, and bring that to your work on our human habitat?  Are you hungry to focus your professional work on addressing challenges facing our industry and planet that, in some ways, transcend the traditional definitions of ‘design and construction’–issues like equity, sustainability, and the impacts of change on the industry itself?  Do you value work-life balance?  Are you looking for a position where you can growth and contribute as a project leader helping others grow?  Have you had successful experience leading complex projects?  Do you love to work with fun, smart, inquisitive and dedicated people?

If so, you need to JOIN TRIMET!

As one of four work groups within the Design and Construction Department in TriMet’s Engineering, Construction & Planning Division, Stations and Guideways leads the delivery of capital projects associated TriMet’s rail based transit system–the MAX system and WES Commuter Rail

This includes projects that replace or renovate existing features of stations, passenger amenities and guideways.  Such projects can include retrofits with state of the art features as well as additions of new features. The role includes project management from ‘start to turnover’ including initial scoping through final design, permitting, construction, and turnover to other TriMet departments for operations and maintenance.

Our culture emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

We are seeking a seasoned project manager interested in building their team and leading major multi-year project initiatives.  The initial assignment will be the Blue Line Station Rehabilitation project which will continue renovations of MAX stations associated with the MAX Blue Line from Hollywood/42nd Avenue to Cleveland Avenue.  This project was deferred due the pandemic, but is back with renewed funding and ready to build on its prior successful track record.

The ideal Principle Project Manager candidate will likely have a strong and relevant technical background, a track record of success in project management, and an education in engineering, landscape architecture/architecture, architecture, planning, design and/or construction project management or a related field.

The ideal candidate will certainly value empowerment, inclusion, individuality and cultural agility.  They will lead by example and take action.  They will encourage constructive collaboration, flexibility and growth.  They will embrace innovation, celebrate successes and seek continuous improvement for themselves, their team and their company.

We look forward to working with you!

Salary range:

Minimum: $111,407.00
Maximum: $167,112.00

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Planning, or a related field is preferred.

A minimum of six (6) years total credited experience.*

Four (4) years of of construction management/general engineering experience are required.

Four (4) years of experience in public works, planning, and/or transit projects are preferred.

Two (2) years of lead or project management experience are required.

Status as a Professional Engineer, Landscape Architect, or Architect registered and licensed in the State of Oregon is desirable.

Status as a Certified Project Manager is preferred.

Selection Process 
Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:
1. Application Review (please include: Cover Letter and Resume)
2. Panel Interviews
3. Reference Check

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Supplemental Information
Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.

If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans’ preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.

If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for accommodation.

TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

ADA Statement
As applied to the workplace, applicants and employees must be qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential functions may include required job functions performed infrequently as well as production standards related to the quality and quantity of work.

If a person with a disability could meet job qualifications with a reasonable accommodation, TriMet will work with the employee to accommodate the need. If TriMet’s accommodation is effective in allowing the employee to perform the essential functions of the job, it need not be the employee’s preferred accommodation.