Office of School Modernization Director of Construction
Portland Public Schools
December 19, 2017
104228.00 - 113893.00
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.
Portland Public Schools and the Office of School Modernization (OSM) is seeking a Director of Construction to oversee the design and construction of capital improvements identified and funded by previously passed capital improvement bonds.
The goal of the OSM is to design and construct capital improvements as identified by approved capital improvement bonds. The Director of Construction directs and coordinates the overall design and construction of specified projects. This position will direct personnel to fulfill functions including: refinement of project scoping, design development, agency approvals, procurement and bidding, construction contract administration, project scheduling, project cost estimating, project and program cost controls. This position will coordinate with their peers in OSM, other district departments, public and private stakeholders as well as community groups.
This position will report to the Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization and will manage, direct and coordinate both district staff and external consultants.
Review project scopes and assist in developing project budgets.
Coordinate architect, engineer, and construction consultant selection according to district policies.
Oversee requests for qualification and requests for proposals.
Review, negotiate, and manage professional services contracts.
Develop and communicate facility design guidelines and outline specifications to insure project compliance.
Participate in planning meetings with design professionals.
Conduct regular reviews of schematic design drawings, design development drawings and construction documents.
Oversee development of timelines and critical path scheduling, including phasing to facilitate ongoing school activities.
Review proposals and assist with ranking according to established criteria.
Present recommendations to Senior Director for contract awards.
Review contracts and agreement documents.
Oversee pre-construction planning with design team, contractors and school sites.
Oversee on-site construction observations and document progress.
Provide periodic construction progress reports for administration, Bond Accountability Committee, and Board of Education..
Oversee payment applications and change order requests.
Oversee development of punch lists and successful completion.
Oversee facilitation of building start-up and commissioning.
Oversee training of building users and maintenance staff on use of building systems.
Oversee coordination of project completion, collection of close-out documents, and processing final payments.
Oversee the development of training programs for construction department staff.
Conduct annual evaluations of construction department staff.
Oversee processing of paperwork required for daily operations of department.
Coordinate with other departments to ensure District needs are being met.
Perform other duties as assigned.
CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY
This position is classified as Director –Construction and Maintenance Programs, Pay Grade 45, on the Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees salary schedule FLSA Exempt.
The Non-Represented Confidential Professional Management and Employees Salary Schedule for 260 day employees can be found here: https://goo.gl/tLlv3g
Bachelor’s degree in schoolbusiness operations,architecture,facilitiesplanning,constructionmanagement,businessadministration,publicadministration or a relatedfieldand seven(7)years of technicalprofessional and supervisoryworkexperienceinlargescalefull-servicefacilities,construction,maintenance or operationsdepartment,includingexperiencewithlarge-scalefacilitiesplanning and constructionmanagementexperience.
Designation as an NCEESProfessionalLicenseEngineer or StructuralEngineerwillsubstitutefortheeducationrequirement and four (4)years of the required experience.
Somepositionsinthisclassification may require the use of a personalautomobileandpossessionof a validClass C Oregondriver’slicense.
Positionsinthisclassification may requirevariableworkhours includingeveningsandweekends.
Experiencespecifictomanagingpubliceducation or otherpublicagencyconstruction,facilities,and/ormaintenance operations programs in a richlydiversecommunity is preferred.
Direct experience managing K-12 capital improvement projects; both renovation and new construction.
Ten years of experience in managing multi-million dollar complex capital projects.
Direct experience with the Portland Bureau of Development Services for large capital projects.
Direct experience managing multi-million dollar design and construction contracts.
Direct experience with various deliver methods to include Design-Bid-Build and CM/GC.
Experience managing projects from the design team perspective, the contractor’s perspective and the owner’s perspective.
Preferred Certifications: LEED, OSHA-10, OSHA-30, or CCM.
Knowledge of public works construction estimating and procurement processes.
Knowledge of techniques for planning, implementing and directing large public improvement.
Knowledge of relevant land use codes and building permit requirements.
Knowledge of techniques of high-quality customer service.
Knowledge of public contracting requirements.
Ability to read construction documents and specification manuals.
Ability to interpret and apply state law, local policy and administrative procedures.
Ability to compile and analyze data.
Ability to manage personnel and budgets.
Strong time management skills and efficient with paperwork.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
People skills and willingness to be a member of a dedicated team of professionals
Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in working with computers and other types of technology and software to include the Microsoft Office suite of products.
Demonstrated recent success in managing public construction from design through close out.
Public speaking skills and experience.
Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.
Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer.
Portland Public Schools (PPS), founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 48,500 students in over 80 schools, as well as alternative schools, charter schools and specialized programs for students with special needs, it is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. PPS students participate in diverse programs and learning opportunities that are suppo...rted by teachers and other school staff, families, community members, non-profit organizations, local businesses and higher education institutions.
The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning.
At PPS, our goal is that by the end of elementary, middle and high school every student by name is meeting or exceeding academic standards and is fully prepared to make productive life decisions.
To obtain more information about our district, schools, learning environment and programs, please go to http://www.pps.k12.or.us/about-us/index.htm. To learn more about our schools, and programs, please go to: