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Senior Construction Coordinator

Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/08/2020

Civil Engineering Specialist 3 – Senior Construction Coordinator
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1
Barlow Construction Crew

ODOT is following the direction of the Governor's Office to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are recruiting for agency critical positions at this time using virtual tools and processes such as video and phone interviewing to support social or physical distancing. We are also continuing to evaluate the situation and may extend or place recruitments on hold as appropriate. Current applicants for affected positions will be notified. Visit our COVID-19 web page for more information. For information about the statewide response, visit the Governor's COVID-19 web page.

The role:
Join our team in ODOT’s Region 1 as a senior construction coordinator! You will play a key role in assisting the resident engineer with the leadership and training of a construction office crew. You will also collaborate with contractors and ensure compliance in the execution and documentation of complex 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.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:
-Coordinate the daily work of the crew’s inspectors, surveyors and other office staff.
-Review contract work for compliance with plans and specifications. Accept or reject contract work and suspend work for non-specification work or materials.
-Develop estimates and justification for change orders. Negotiate agreed prices with contractor. Engineer solutions to fit field conditions.
-Interview candidates and recommend hiring. Monitor and schedule training for crew. -Provide employee performance feedback to supervisor.
-Develop engineering and annual crew budgets. Monitor engineering expenses.
-Establish and maintain responsible and positive relations with contractors and their representatives.
-Participate in project development activities prior to contracts being awarded.
-May work long hours, flexible hours and may be on call 24/7, including holidays.
-May traverse terrain that is rough, icy, heavily vegetated, sloping, etc. Will lift at least 50 pounds of equipment.

What’s in it for you:
-Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
-Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
-Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages.
-Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!

What we need:
-A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Surveying or Transportation-related Engineering and four years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience; OR
-Seven years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. Two years of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments in drafting, field or laboratory inspection, construction contract administration, surveying, materials testing, or traffic investigations; OR
-An equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call Wesley Dawn in recruitment at 503-378-6721 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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