Planning, Design, and Construction Manager/College Architect

May 22, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Planning, Design, and Construction Manager/College Architect

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09058

Location: Sylvania Campus

Address: 2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Position Status: Management; Level L; Full-time; Exempt

Starting Salary Range: $72,622/yr to $105,302/yr. (see "Additional Posting Information" section for details)

Job Close Date: For best consideration, apply by July 10, 2017

Job Summary:
The Planning, Design and Construction (PDC) manager oversees three project managers, a CAD/BIM drafter, and a number of casuals/interns that provide services to the entire district. At any given time there may be between 40 and 60 active projects underway. The projects cover the full extent of the district, encompassing the built environment of over 2.5 million sq ft and over 50 buildings. As the College Architect the PDC manager will be involved with the full range of projects undertaken by the institution whether funded by bond proceeds, FMS capital repair funds or departmentally allocated funding. The PDC manager will work closely with the Facilities Operations Manager to develop and maintain the colleges 6-year rolling capital improvement & replacement plan.

Recruitment Timeline
Recruit: 5/19/2017 to 06/16/2017
Applicant Review 6/19/2017 to 6/22/2017
Supplemental Questions sent out 6/23/17 due back 6/30/17
1st Interviews 7/10/2017 to 7/12/2017
2nd Interviews 7/17/2017
Hire: By 7/21

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.

Paid Leave:
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
11 Holidays
3 additional Personal Leave days per year

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

- Monitors and reviews architectural design services provided throughout the College to ensure the needs of the institution are met, which includes: coordinating planning and design processes; facilitating programming and responses to functional needs; developing design criteria and College standards; overseeing contracts for professional services and contracts for construction; ensuring appropriate building systems technology; ensuring compliance with life safety, accessibility, and jurisdictional interfaces; controlling project costs and schedules; and/or, performing other related activities.
- Ensures the integrity of the College's architectural heritage and compliance with applicable College goals and directives.Manages project execution and implementation.
- Manages professional consultant teams, contractors/vendors and construction processes associated with defined projects.
- Monitors and ensures the continuity between the planning, design, construction processes and documentation for Facilities Management Services operations to achieve efficient and effective integration of changes and additions of new facilities, systems, and technology. Collaborates with applicable internal departments on project execution methods and procedures.
- Develops and maintains construction record documents and other related project information associated with College facilities.
- Participates in developing capital project and modernization priorities and spending plan for bond measures.
- Participates in the selection of vendors and contractors. Develops or participates in defining the scope of work, terms of contract agreements and ensures work is completed satisfactorily. Monitors the performance of contracts to ensure compliance with applicable specifications.
- Monitors project budgets to identify potential financial overruns and variances; makes appropriate recommendations to alleviate financial implications.
- Develops and manages the College's space planning and inventory. This includes the space management process.
- Manages and has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of code (e.g. building, ADA) requirements.
- Provides leadership and participates on/chairs committees in a collaborative and participatory approach.
- Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
In the online application's Education/Employment History sections, include jobs, duties, and dates that support all of the following qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Planning, Construction Management, Facilities Management or similar program.

A registered Architect license in the state of Oregon (or a registered architect license out of state and able to obtain within 12 months of hire)

Eight years progressively responsible project/facilities management experience.

Oregon Class 'C' Driver's License


Knowledge of:

Architectural principles and practices;
Project management principles;
Construction principles and practices;
Contract management principles and practices;
Sustainable design principle and practices;
Project delivery methods;
Budgeting principles;
Leadership in best practices for sustainable building design;
Capital planning principles and practices:
Developing and managing industry best practices.

Skill in:

Developing design criteria;
Controlling project costs and schedules;
Managing projects;
Managing external consultant teams and contractors;
Leadership skills in creating an engaged team environment;
Planning and managing capital projects;
Reading and interpreting construction documents,schematics, and related plans;
Managing a budget;
Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting;

Ability to:

Work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
Managing a team in all aspects of planning, design, and construction;
Communicate effectively through oral and written mediums.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:
Special/Preferred Qualifications:
1. Recent successful experience working at a management level in a relevant setting. Experience working with clients and users with varying levels of experience and expectations and with whom your diplomacy and guidance may be required.
2. Demonstrated success with various project delivery methods and partnerships with both A&E firms and contractors such as Design-Bid-Build, CM/GC and Design-Build.
3. Successfully establishing and managing a space planning program that took into account future changes and growth for an institution of similar size and complexity.
4. Experience managing a professional design and construction team; creating teamwork; providing effective and efficient service to the clients and users; and successful budget planning and management.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of applicable local, state, federal laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards in planning, design, and construction for a similar sized organization.
6. Experience in successfully creating and implementing clear written policies, procedures, and processes for planning, design, and construction (PDC) for a similar organization.
7. Knowledge of current "green/sustainable" design and practices and the ability to incorporate them into projects.
8. Understanding of basic Energy Management principles, Environmental Health and Safety principles, and Emergency Management principles.
9. Experience using integrated work management system (such as AiM, Tririga or FAMIS)

Additional Posting Information:
Additional Posting Information:

- Normally the starting salary for new employees will be at the entry salary for that level, unless approved for advanced salary placement.
Additional Posting Information:

To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed responses to the Required Questions from the Committee - scroll down to see "Required Questions" below - (Attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)*
4. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Cover Letter
Responses to Required Questions

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.



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