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Capital Projects Manager

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Portland, OR
  • Expired: June 25, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.


Have you been wanting to be in a career where you can utilize your construction project management skills to building and reinforcing fire stations and other support building infrastructure? This may be the position you have been looking for!

The capital projects manager is responsible for managing, organizing, controlling, and delivering diverse capital construction projects of varying size and complexity.

Example of Duties


PLANNING : Develops short- and long-range capital construction plans for the District. Coordinates cost estimates for future facilities with long-range financial models.

DEVELOPING AGREEMENTS : Coordinates the development of agreements to implement long-range plans. In conjunction with Finance department, prepares requests for proposals and contracts for professional, technical, consulting, construction and other services. Manages the consultant selection process, establishes the contractor pre-qualification process, develops contract documents, and reviews consultant-prepared designs and products for conformance with District capital plans and specifications.

FACILITY DESIGN: Facilitates, monitors and coordinates review and input on facility design.

LIAISON BETWEEN STAKEHOLDERS: Serves as liaison to the design team, District staff, Board of Directors, jurisdictional partners and community groups. Prepares and makes presentations before the Board of Directors, citizen groups, and various commissions. Escalates issues to relevant stakeholders as warranted and in a timely manner.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Manages all pre-construction evaluation and planning activities using industry-accepted tools and techniques for managing projects to completion; develops construction plans and estimates; manages and coordinates the services of architects, engineers and land use consultants in the planning approval process and development of preliminary drawings and specifications; completes and submits building permit applications; and meets with building department representatives and oversees the process of project approval. Develops scope and timeline expectations and ensures projects remain within scope, budget, and timelines. Prepares justification and appropriate documentation to obtain approval when adjustments or addendums to project scope or budget are necessary. Monitors construction activities, which includes onsite direct examination of construction sites in various stages of completion and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. Administers payment and change orders within District policies; researches, negotiates, and resolves claims made by contractors; and develops and maintains project reporting system.

BUDGET:  Develops and recommends annual budgets for the capital improvement program; and develops 10-year capital construction budget for the District.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT: Develops and maintains reports, memoranda, letters and other documents regarding project issues.

COMPLIANCE: Ensures that construction project work associated with local, state and federal laws, and other regulatory agency standards inform District guidelines and business practices. Interprets District and department policies for assigned personnel and enforces safety regulations and adherence to proper codes and standards.




Bachelor’s degree, preferably in construction project management, engineering, architecture, or closely related field.

Five years of professional experience managing multiple projects ranging from $1M to $15M in value. Experience in construction and the public sector preferred.

Three years of supervisory experience strongly preferred. 

Current project management certification preferred. 


  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction project management principles, processes, systems and techniques; thorough understanding of construction techniques, equipment and materials; and knowledge of construction planning and scheduling.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations regarding construction.
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles and practices of budgeting, purchasing and maintenance of records; ability to prepare, justify and administer a project budget. Ability to manage multiple funding streams, each having unique accounting standards.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, review and evaluate the work of professional and technical consultants.
  • Ability to read blueprints and construction plans.
  • In-depth knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply, complex rules, regulations, codes and ordinances. Knowledge of permitting processes with municipal, county and other regulatory agencies.


Supplemental Information

The selection process will comprise of a minimum qualification review, Sparkhire one-way video interview and an on-site panel interview and skills demonstration.

Tentative timeline:

Applications accepted through*

July 10

Anticipated onsite panel interview and skills demonstration

Week of July 25

Anticipated start

 Mid August

*Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and the posting may close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified candidates are received.


The monthly salary range within a step system for this position is $7,433 - $10,055 per month. The starting pay assignment, based on a candidate's bona fide factor analysis in accordance with the District's pay equity system and the Oregon Equal Pay Act and will be in the range of $7,433 - $8,912  per month. The maximum of $10,055 per month can be attained after five years contingent on performance.  


TVF&R evaluates each applicant's work history and responses to supplemental questions. Please be sure to thoroughly answer the application's supplemental questions to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience and qualifications. To reduce barriers to entry, TVF&R evaluates an applicant's work history and responses to these supplemental questions rather than requiring cover letters and resumes. 


Veteran's Preference:

It is the District's policy to provide eligible veterans with preference as required by law. Applicants must provide certification of eligibility for entitlement to the preference (e.g. DD-214 long form clearly showing discharge status) with the application submission by the closing date of the posting. 


Work Location: 

The location for this position is the Logistic Services Center, located in Tualatin, OR.  


Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue strives to provide exceptional internal and external customer service. To ensure a collaborative and supportive environment with both the public we serve and our coworkers, employees perform their work on-site at the assigned work location. 


TVF&R is an equal employment opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe, profession, and high-performance service.  

Compensation at TVF&R includes far more than salary!  While harder to quantify, the value of employee benefits at TVF&R is a significant consideration in total compensation. 

Performance-based step increases
Eligible employees who are not already at the top of the relevant pay grade range are rewarded with annual performance-based step increases.  

Time off accruals
TVF&R provides generous paid time off for full-time employees, including vacation, sick leave, and personal leave.  Those accruals begin immediately upon employment with no waiting period.

Paid holidays
In addition to the paid time off noted above, the District recognizes 12 paid holidays per year, also available immediately upon employment.

Other paid time off
Other paid time off include leaves for bereavement, military duty and jury duty.

Medical and dental insurance
Full-time employees (and eligible spouse/dependents) may enroll in comprehensive medical and dental coverage, in which the District pays 90% of monthly premiums.  TVF&R establishes and contributes funds to an HRA VEBA for employees, which can be used to pay for out-of-pocket medical and dental expenses during active employment or after separation.  Employees with existing coverage may opt out of medical and/or dental coverage and receive a monthly stipend. 

Dental insurance
Comprehensive dental coverage is also offered to full-time employees.  As with medical coverage, the District pays 90% of monthly premiums.

Life insurance/AD&D/LTD
The District provides generous life insurance coverage to full-time employees and dependents, as well as accidental death and dismemberment insurance and long-term disability insurance.  There is no cost to eligible employees.

Retirement plans
TVF&R has a number of plans offered to support the long-term "wealthcare" of its staff.  There are four methods of funding retirement savings, some of which are funded by the employee, some by the employer.  Together, these plans add a considerable amount to total compensation. 

Other benefits
Other benefits provided to full-time employees include the following:

  • Tuition reimbursement program for proposed work-related education (subject to approval and with restrictions)
  • Employee Assistance Program
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