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Everest Consultants, Inc.

Project Manager 2: Facilities Planning and Projects

Everest Consultants, Inc. - Portland, OR

Title: Project Manager 2:

Facilities Planning and Projects

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 2 year hard contract, 3 year approved budget, with expected extensions

Position Overview:

This full-time contract Project Manager 2 position is located in our client's Facilities Planning and Projects (NWM) organization. This position will provide project planning and management expertise for facilities-related projects from requirements analysis to activation. Projects may include new facility construction, renovation, addition, system replacement, and space management projects involving architectural, structural, civil, mechanical or electrical systems. This position gathers requirements, plans, and coordinates activities for multiple projects to enable the project goals and objectives to be accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters. This position is located in Portland, Oregon

This position is open to Foreign National candidates

Position Responsibilities include:

Support and facilitate client manager-assigned project or multiple projects, from beginning to end, providing expert guidance on the PMI-based project management methodology, best practices, and internal skill development as requested by and with guidance from the manager, team lead or other personnel with the authority to do so, including:

Research the facility project type using industry references and benchmarks for the building type, analysis of plans of existing projects, consulting with subject matter experts familiar with the building type, and cost estimating services;

Facilitate establishment of project goals and objectives by identifying business needs, dependencies, project expectations, milestones, resources and other initiatives, and assist the manager in deploying the solution;

Gather architectural and interior programming requirements for current state and future state in order to developing project scope, schedule, and budget for proposed facility projects;

Prior to design, research and identify relevant codes and standards that may apply to the project, to include OSHA, NFPA, building codes, and standards, that may influence project scope;

Identify strategies to accomplish the project goals by assessing and conveying opportunities and constraints using functional relationship diagrams;

Analyze blueprints and other documentation to present project quantitative requirements within the context of the budget and schedule, to include space requirements, space efficiency, gross areas, labor estimates, estimated soft costs, and estimated construction costs per square foot;

Assess project feasibility by analyzing program requirements, project delivery methodology, resource needs, and design and construction market conditions;

Provide recommendations to the manager on approaches to the work, roadmaps, work plans, and impacts to deliverables and goals for guidance and approval;

Draft technical specifications and statements of work for design and construction;

Schedule and facilitate project team meetings;

Recommend an overall roadmap of efforts required to achieve program initiatives and project objectives;

Draft project management plans, resource strategies and accurate estimates in order to achieve project goals.

Identify and request necessary subject matter experts needed during the project;

Forecast and recommend / request appropriate project resources to fulfill project needs; recommended resource requests must be submitted to, coordinated with and provided by appropriate managers.

Collaborate with stakeholders to gather project programming requirements in order to develop accurate project scope, schedule, and budget;

With the review and approval from the manager, define project success criteria – Key Performance Indicator (KPI) - and disseminate status reports of key deliverables to all involved teams throughout the project life cycle.

Alert manager of and obtain appropriate authorization for any potential changes to project cost, schedule or performance;

Organize, coordinate and facilitate the work of project team(s) and serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects, includes recommending project stages and assessing business implications for each stage;

Monitor progress of assigned projects to track timelines, milestones, deadlines, standards and targets, alerting appropriate manager / personnel of any obstacles / potential delays to project timelines, targets or success; provide corrective action recommendations;

With manager / personnel assistance and guidance, address and navigate politically sensitive issues in a collaborative and professional manner;

Provide background information, technical input, options and recommendations for project decisions as requested by manager / personnel; work with appropriate parties to facilitate resolution of conflicting team positions;

Issue project status reports on a regular or as requested basis;

Maintain consistent communication with project sponsors, managers, and clients on the progress of the project vis-a-vis the work plan;

Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

Take a proactive stance on project risk management by:

Anticipating and identifying potential areas of risk and obtaining guidance from appropriate manager or Contracting Officer;

Tracking, monitoring and facilitating resolution of issues and risks identified within the projects, as well as compliance related dependencies;

Maintaining issue, risk, and/or action logs;

Developing, drafting and recommending contingency plans to minimize / eliminate risks on an ongoing basis for review and approval / acceptance by appropriate manager / personnel.

Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis; effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

Support and facilitate the following functions:

Written and verbal sponsor communication;

Project team communications and coordination;

Inter-project team communications and coordination; and

Implement Change Management.

Support and facilitate the following deliverables:

Facility Program and Functional Requirements;

Scope Definition and Owner's Project Requirements documentation;

Project Management Plan;

Requirements Traceability Matrix;

Quality Assurance Plan;

Project After Action Reviews and Lessons Learned recommendations.

When necessary, manage the successful transition of a project or program of projects to another project manager including any training, documentation, or meeting coordination required to bring the new PM fully up to speed on all critical aspects of the work and introduce them to executive sponsors and key stakeholders.

Position Requirements:


This is a Level 2 position:

Bachelor's Degree in applicable fields

– 5-9 years

direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution, is required

. Applicable fields include a Bachelor's in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Interior Architecture

Bachelor's Degree not

in applicable fields

-- In lieu of a bachelor's degree in the required fields, 7-11 years

direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution AND completion of at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields is required:, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (NOTE: Resume content must validate minimum 24 semester hours in the fields listed to qualify for this position).

No degree

– 10-13 years

direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution, is required


professional knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and underlying concepts of architecture and associated disciplines, specifically in the areas of master planning, civil, mechanical, electrical, and space management.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint) is required

Proficiency with Microsoft Project is required

Technical Requirements:

Experience in determining quantitative program and project feasibility is preferred.

Experience in writing technical specifications and statements of work is preferred.

LEED accreditation is preferred.

PMP/PMI certification is preferred.

Prosci Change Management certification is preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Visio and Access is preferred.

Proficiency with computer aided design (CAD) software and graphics software is preferred.

Experience in the utility industry is preferred.

Experience in reviewing working drawings and technical specifications at various stages of completion for adherence with design scope and established standards are essential.

Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.

General Requirements

Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.

Must be self-motivated and self-directed and possess organizational capabilities.

Ability to adjust with shifting priorities, demands and timelines through problem-solving capabilities.

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

Ability to read communication styles of team members who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.

Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients, and other business units.

Additional Requirements:

Onsite work at Portland HQ is anticipated 5 days per week:

This position will have access to a shared workspace at the Portland HQ building.

Situational off-site work may be authorized, subject to the completion of a Supplemental Labor Offsite Work Memorandum of Understanding.

Depending on project assignments, work at the Ross Complex in Vancouver, Vancouver Mall Offices, and in the field across the service territory will also be required:

Travel will be required across the service territory, up to 30%.

Overtime may be required, up to 5%.

Valid Driver's License is required

First Aid/AED/CPR Certification required within 30 days of assignment start. The worker/employer is responsible for maintaining current certification.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for all field travel:

White hard hat;

Electrical and Arc Flash protective clothing and PPE as required by OSHA and consistent with Safety and health policy for electric work inside and around substation facilities (Occasional user – estimated usage 20 to 30 days per year

Eye protection;

Hearing protection;

ASTM F2413-11, Class 75EH rated footwear with over the ankle lace up and rigid sole and heel. Arc Flash-rated footwear requirements: The exterior of the boot must be made entirely of natural materials - all leather or a leather and rubber combination;

Additional PPE required by State or Federal OSHA for the work to be performed.

Position requires work in and around energized facilities; must acquire and retain the appropriate level Non-Electrical Worker Permit (see page 5) as a condition of this contract assignment.

Training that may be required (Client provided):

Arc Flash Work Standard training (2 hr w/annual 2 hr refresher)

Asset Suite –Business Management system

Business Case 101

Ladder Training

Op Ex Process Mapping

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Project Manager 2: Facilities Planning and Projects Everest Consultants, Inc. - Portland, OR, United States


Location: Portland, OR

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