Planning & Capital Construction Design Manager

  • Title: Planning & Capital Construction Design Manager
  • Category: Management
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Grade: L

Job Summary

Under the direction of management, the P&CC Design Manager leads design for major capital and bond-funded projects. Including providing and coordinating architectural services. Participates and informs all aspects of project work. Aligns projects to the PCC Strategic Plan and bond program objectives with a focus on equitable student success and accessibility. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to create welcoming and accessible spaces while maintaining compliance. Leads and partners with multiple project teams on implementing plans and designs for highly complex projects.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Lead college design for all college facilities from internal, small
    design requests to large, complex capital projects including incorporating a Critical Race Spatial Lens.
  2. Lead projects, project teams and associated resources ensuring adherence to established processes, schedules, and communication expectations including stakeholder involvement, structured reviews, and sign-off for deliverables at appropriate milestones.
  3. Provide architectural services for the College. Manage contracted architectural/planning resources including scope of work, funding limitations and billing.  Ensures the integrity of the College’s architectural heritage and compliance with multiple plans and initiatives.
  4. Monitor estimates, budgets and costs. Identify potential financial overruns and variances and make recommendations to alleviate financial implications.
  5. Participates in the selection of vendors and contractors. Writes, issues, and reviews requests for proposals for a variety of consultants and services. Coordinates, facilitates, and manages the selection committee and process. Engages in defining the terms of contract agreements and ensures work is completed satisfactorily. Monitors the performance of contracts to ensure compliance with applicable specifications and performance metrics. Directs contractor supervisory staffs where necessary.
  6. Prepares and delivers presentations to senior management, Board of Directors, community partners and internal College audiences.
  7. Builds and maintains collaborative and productive partnerships within department and across the College.
  8. Provide guidance and consultation with college sustainability initiatives and
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
  9. Supervises professional staff, classified staff, technical/support, and/or student staff. Reinforces staff’s development of PCC’s leadership competencies. Evaluates and oversees the development of professional development plans and goals for assigned areas of responsibility in accordance with good management practices, District policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.
  10. Develops, oversees, analyzes, and makes budget decisions in alignment with College strategy, values and priorities. Forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Identify potential financial overruns and
    variances; make appropriate recommendations to alleviate financial implications.
  11. Implements and promotes advancement of the College’s equity goals and assists in the hiring of staff that reflects the diversity of the College. Enhances equity-minded talent management, including recruiting, hiring, and employee retention practices.
  12. Maintain and ensure the accuracy of P&CC’s Project Procedures Manual and
    PCC Design and Construction standards.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required. Frequent travel to other locations is required. Frequent climbing, balancing, sitting,
reaching, walking, standing, lifting, stooping, or carrying of equipment and materials may be
required. Incumbents may be required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Planning, Construction Management, Facilities Management or similar program. Licensed Architect of Oregon or the ability to obtain an Oregon license within one year of hire date. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible facility planning and construction project management experience, to include financial performance accountability. Three (3) years of management/supervisory experience supervising employees.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
  • Construction management principles and best practice;
  • Architectural and engineering principles, practices, and procedures;
  • Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles and practices;
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, rules, and regulations;
  • Negotiation techniques;
  • Construction and design principles, practices and standards;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Contract management principles;
  • Advanced project management principles and tools.
  • Public relations principles
Skills in:
  • Strategic leadership and management;
  • Managing large complex projects;
  • Managing consultants and contractors;
  • Managing budgets and controlling project costs and schedules;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Conducting negotiations and mediations;
  • Preparing a variety of business documents and reports;
  • Inspecting construction sites for compliance with applicable standards, codes, and regulations;
  • Enforcing applicable construction and building code requirements;
  • Managing contracts;
  • Preparing requests for proposals and project specifications;
  • Reading and interpreting construction documents, blueprints, schematic drawings and/or construction drawings;
  • Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and partners.
Ability to:
  • Work in a highly collaborative, innovative group environment with shared and evolving responsibilities;
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders with differing needs;
  • Manage multiple on-going projects;
  • Work effectively with people who have diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form;
  • Utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering, and reporting;
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals.
  • Build consensus

Planning, Design, and Construction Manager/College Architect 5/2024
Managing Architect 5/2021

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.