• Senior Design Phase Manager

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/7/2018 3:48 PM)
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  • Overview

    Mortenson's Portland office is growing and we are looking for a senior preconstruction / design phase manager to join the team!  

    Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

    Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

    It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson is honored to receive 40+ Top Workplace Awards since 2002... what are you waiting for?!



    • Lead the project team in achieving scope and budget alignment, schedule alignment, an integrated team experience, construction readiness, and excellent financial performance
    • Establish and manage project budget and scope expectations, budget trending logs and associated communications and resources
    • Create and manage project schedules and key milestones, hold team members accountable for reaching set milestones
    • Ensure regulatory approvals and permits are obtained
    • Ensure proper alignment of design documents and project execution plan
    • Responsible for bid packages and contract manuals
    • Provide advanced resolution to technical design and specification concerns
    • Develop or review project margin plans, and develop strategies to minimize risk and enhance opportunity
    • Act as primary point of contact with owners, architects, engineers, and trade partners during the design phase and lead the overall project team
    • Establish, monitor and measure against project success factors for customers, design partners, and Mortenson team
    • Responsible for establishing an integrated team experience by ensuring role clarity, proper communication, and facilitating a culture that fosters collaboration
    • Facilitate the solicitation, selection, and contracting with designers for design build projects
    • Manage, mentor, and guide design phase team members to ensure clear direction and career growth
    • Develop and/or lead the preparation and presentation of project proposals



    • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Estimating, or equivalent field
    • Minimum of 10 years of related preconstruction experience
    • Four year college degree in Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Estimating, or equivalent
    • Relationships in the local market strongly preferred
    • Knowledge and experience with conceptual estimating 
    • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
    • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project task
    • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
    • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office, project and pertinent web applications at an intermediate level

    Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.



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