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I-205 Project Director

Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/02/2020

Principal Executive/Manager F – I-205 Project Director
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Urban Mobility Office

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:
Bring your leadership expertise to our Urban Mobility Office as the I-205 project director! In this key role, you will oversee the strategic and technical resources necessary to deliver the I-205 Abernethy Bridge and seismic improvements project on time and on budget and to ensure that all appropriate technical standards and policies are incorporated into designs produced.

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.

A day in the life:
- Manage the I-205 project team, including agency staff and the A&E design team in delivering and constructing the project.
- Represent ODOT to outside agencies and interests including federal, state and local governments.
- Ensure effective working relationships are established, developed and maintained.
- Provide effective communication to the project’s executive team.
- Support the government relations and strategic communications strategy.
- Support overall team coordination and cohesion.
- Oversee the integrated I-205 team made up of agency and consultant staff.
- Assist with coordination between other projects of statewide and regional significance.
- Identify planning and maintenance issues within the I-205 project that require integration into the project delivery process.
- Develop strategies that coordinate various project planning efforts, ensure consistency among products and mitigate organizational risks.
- Manage and monitor work plans and contracts for all A&E design and construction activities.
- Coordinate contract letting dates with agency central contracts unit.
- Ensure proper integration with project development program requirements.
- Manage development of final contract provisions, timelines, proposed staging and sequence of construction and bid opening times.
- Ensure the engineering and professional work for the project receives the appropriate level of technical direction, oversight and support.
- Work is primarily performed in an office environment with periodic work at project sites required.

What we need:
Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) Development of program rules and policies.
b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans.
c) Program evaluation and
d) Budget preparation.


Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) Development of program rules and policies.
b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans.
c) Program evaluation and
d) Budget preparation and 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.

In your resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

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.

What we’d like to see:
- Preference will be given to applicants who currently possess a professional engineer's license.
- Experience coordinating and building consensus among various local and regional governments, business and industry, and special interest groups on transportation policies and projects.
- Experience leading diverse teams consisting of consultant and agency professionals to deliver planning and project delivery products for complex and controversial projects.
- Experience working on incorporation of congestion management policy into transportation projects.
- Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment while communicating with high-profile individuals in a tactful and professional manner.

Learn more and apply!
- This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 2, 2020.
- Visit and search for REQ-40421 to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
- For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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