Project Manager, Water Special Projects job Portland Oregon
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Project Manager, Water Special Projects Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8063111
Location: Portland, Oregon Date Posted: 10/16/2018
Wage: Negotiable Category: Utilities
Job Code: 1800023K

Job Description:

We're in the business of limitless potential. From iconic designs to monumental ground breakings, we believe the best solutions are the product of diverse perspectives.

By managing capital programs and projects as if they were our own, our project management business, and technical experts work with clients to strategize, plan, and implement projects that help them achieve their organization's objectives. Our award-winning team has managed thousands of projects across all sectors - hospitals, airports, and entire university campuses; infrastructure like mass transit and water-treatment facilities; and energy and resource assignments, from mines to wind farms.

Join an award-winning team of program and project management specialists that are passionate to bring transformational project solutions to life.

Your Opportunity

As the Project Manager you will be responsible for executing technical and strategic assignments to address emergent needs and priorities across a $1.2-billion water supply program. Your assignments will include solving technical problems and advancing special projects; coordinating or supporting actions to manage risks and challenges to program delivery; preparing strategy documents and presentations; enabling decision-making; and delivering or facilitating briefings. You will support efficient and effective program delivery by applying critical thinking, leveraging the expertise of others, synthesizing information, and formulating solutions to a varied array of challenges. You will interface daily with program leadership, project teams, leaders and representatives of various functional areas, technical specialists, external design engineers and construction personnel, and others. The work environment is fast paced, collaborative, and dynamic. You will be located at the Willamette Water Supply Program (WWSP) office located in Beaverton, Oregon. More information about the WWSP is available at

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead delivery of assigned projects and tasks to meet the needs of diverse internal and external stakeholders (e.g., senior program staff, project teams, design consultants, local governments, developers, property owners). Example projects and tasks include: coordinating with local utilities, assisting with construction claims, and participating in operations and water systems integration planning.

  • Coordinate with program and project teams to implement risk and value management plans.

  • Collect and synthesize information on identified risks and challenges, working with project teams and subject-matter experts to formulate and expedite strategic and tactical responses.

  • Prepare reports, presentations, and briefings for various audiences including: city councils, boards, executives, and project teams.

  • Confer with the senior program staff to determine strategies, priorities, and desired outcomes.

  • Coordinate with and facilitate interdisciplinary teams that may include design, construction, safety, permitting, land use, real estate acquisition, finance and controls, procurement, and public outreach personnel to execute assignments.

  • Monitor and control delivery performance of assignments and verify assignments are executed in alignment with program objectives.

  • Participate in the preparation, negotiation, and administration of contracts and amendments to achieve quality and value for the program.

  • Serve as a technical reviewer within the program quality review process.

  • Work as part of an integrated consultant-client team.

  • Any other duties as assigned.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Commitment to work in a safe manner and ensure the safety of others by following established health and safety guidelines and policies

  • Proven ability to function in a self-directed manner while handling multiple and shifting priorities

  • Able to excel as an individual contributor and team member

  • Strong conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Exemplary writing and oral communication skills, including capability to reduce complexity and volume to clarity

  • Facilitation skills to bring groups together and build consensus

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships

  • Driver's license

  • Highly skilled in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

  • Other desired but not required experience:

    • Professional certification from PMI or similar project delivery organization

    • Familiarity with Acumen Risk software

    • Experience in engineering or project management for pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, water, wastewater, or water resources

Education and Experience

BS or BA in engineering, physical/natural sciences, or a related discipline
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each others' talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Stantec Inc Company Type:
Company: Stantec Inc

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