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Planning & Capital Construction - Planning and Design Manager

Requisition ID


Department Capital Projects-Collegewide Costs
Campus Capitol Park
Employment Type Administrative-Full Time
Position Summary

Under the direction of management, the Planning and Design Manager leads planning and design for capital projects in the Office of Planning & Capital Construction. This position will inform all aspects of planning and design and be the primary architectural resource for the college.  This is a highly specialized and collaborative position that will offer leadership and support to project managers while also maintaining a portfolio of a variety of projects.

This position and the current Bond are funded through June 30, 2033.

For best consideration, apply by August 16, 2023; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review


Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Experience as a project leader with the ability to support, motivate and direct project teams in all aspects of capital project work, particularly in facilities and land use planning, project scope development, programming, schematic design and design development, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Experience as an owner’s representative with skill in developing and maintaining design standards, public procurement practices, contract review, and consultant management for large, complex, multi-year, multi-million-dollar projects. 
  • Experience with a range of project delivery methods including CM/GC, Design Build, Design/Bid/Build, and IPD.
  • Strong communication skills to clearly relay and synthesize complex issues into manageable conversations with internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of and dedication to diversifying project teams through partnerships with minority-owned, women-owned, emerging small businesses and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration, client services, and consensus building. 

Minimum Qualifications
To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Planning, Construction Management, Facilities Management, or a similar program
  • Licensed Architect of Oregon or the ability to obtain an Oregon license within one year of the hire date
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible facility planning and construction project management experience, including financial performance accountability
  • Three (3) years of management/supervisory experience supervising employees (including hiring, assessment, discipline, etc).

Position Grade N
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions 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. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

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.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.