ARCH. PROJECT MANAGER | Portland State University

Description of the department:
The Capital Projects and Construction (CP&C) unit is part of the Office of Planning, Construction & Real Estate:

CP&C oversees all renovation and construction projects on campus. Our team works with campus clients on projects from the conception and design phases, through permitting and estimates, and on through bidding, construction, and final occupancy. At CP&C we manage projects of all sizes from painting a room, to an office renovation, to new building construction. We maintain comprehensive collection of building plans, construction records, campus maps, and construction related studies and reports. Capital Projects and Construction also fabricates, permits, and installs a variety of campus signage; including wayfinding, ADA signs, office location signs, campus maps, and contracted specialty signs. Our mission is “to design and build a modern, sustainable campus that complements our students learning experience and reinforces the academic mission.

Position Summary:
Portland State University’s Capital Projects & Construction department is recruiting for an Architectural Project Manager. This permanent, full time position works within an innovative team-oriented environment in downtown Portland, Oregon, and includes a comprehensive benefits package with at least 35 days of paid time off each year, 95% employer-funded premium healthcare, 100% employer-funded retirement plans, and 70% off of tuition for you, dependent children, and your spouse or domestic partner.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Technical Services in Capital Projects & Construction (CPC), this position is responsible for providing project management and design services for construction projects that create, repair, remodel, maintain, or preserve the physical assets and utility systems at Portland State University while keeping a keen focus on sustainable design and innovative processes and techniques. This position manages projects from inception to completion or may be assigned to support Senior Project Managers on larger projects. They are also responsible for on-going upkeep and dissemination of the CPC Technical Design Standards Manual and other Construction Standard Documents. The Architectural Project Manager supervises one staff member and up to two students.

This position serves as the representative assigned to support campus-wide strategic sustainability objectives as well as support for programming and space analysis, including the Space Allocation Committee. The Architectural Project Manager works closely with colleagues across the university, including others in Planning, Construction, and Real Estate departments.

Capital Projects & Construction is a team-oriented workplace where the staff take pride in maintaining and constructing the spaces necessary to serve PSU’s students. The atmosphere is collaborative and casual, but with a high emphasis on serving our clients by delivering quality projects on time and on budget.


  • Ten years of architectural and engineering-related experience including design, specifications, project management, construction management, contract implementation, Request for Proposals (RFPs), and bidding, and a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, other disciplines of Engineering, Architecture, or related degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in task organization to respond to changing needs and requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective customer service, problem-solving, negotiation, confidentiality, and communication.
  • Experience working with projects seeking LEED Certification and other sustainability credentials.
  • An understanding of contract implementation and legal requirements associated with construction contracting.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, scheduling software such as Microsoft Project, BlueBeam and other collaboration software, and other Project Management software.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, and other design-focused software.
  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • State-issued driver’s license.

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $75,000 and $86,004, dependent upon qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools. Relocation reimbursement may be available

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