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Construction Project Manager II

Do you enjoy collaborating with and leading teams that involve other staff members, representatives from public and private entities, elected officials and the general public?

Metro’s Construction Project Management Office (CPMO) team is looking for a Construction Project Manager II who will take pride in managing a variety of commercial construction projects and who thrives in managing projects to successful completion.

In this role, you will work with a diverse, collaborative and knowledgeable team that includes seven Project Managers performing a variety of roles in support of Metro capital projects for Parks and Nature, Oregon Convention Center, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Portland Expo Center, Metro Regional Center (MRC) and Property and Environmental Services (Solid Waste Transfer Stations). CPMO staff are a passionate, respectful and hard working group dedicated to making the Metro region a great place. Your ability to learn, be part of a team and work efficiently will be add to Metro’s success.

The work assigned to this position may focus on project management relating to the regional Parks and Nature system. Metro manages parks and natural areas across every community in the region. Capital projects include improvements at regional parks and development of new facilities for the parks system. As a Project Manager within CPMO, this position may also work on projects at our other sites as assigned.

Examples of some current projects include the Lone Fir Cemetery Retaining Wall Replacement, Marine Drive Trail, and Newell Creek Canyon Day use area.

The Construction Project Manager II will: 

  • Be responsible and accountable for the overall scope, schedule and budget for each project assigned, from initial planning through project closeout.
  • Perform a variety of project management services, including the oversight of and supervision, planning, design, construction and inspection services for projects assigned.
  • Prepare and manage contracts for design and construction, including procurement of contracts.
  • Establish and coordinate work of various project requirements, including land use, jurisdiction partners, procurement, permitting, contractor management, and other areas needed to accomplish these projects.
  • Establish and lead coordinated efforts of other Metro staff with dedicated project roles, as needed.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.


  • Four years of supervisory experience in public construction management, and
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or a related field, or
  • Any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the classification duties and responsibilities
  • Current driver’s license and driving record sufficient to be insured by Metro insurance carrier (is required)

To apply: visit  for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Application Requirements: 

1) Electronic application, 2) answers to supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.

About Metro

Led by an elected council, this unique government gives all residents of greater Portland a voice in shaping the future and provides parks, venues, services and tools at a regional scale. We find solutions for our area’s garbage and recycling that protect clean air and water; help plan land use and development to provide jobs and safe transportation; manage local venues that provide a connection to arts and culture and help keep the economy growing; protect 17,000 acres of parks and natural areas, and run the Oregon Zoo, to keep nature close to home.

Diversity, equity and inclusion
Metro is committed to hiring and supporting staff who reflect the diversity of our communities, and to creating welcoming workplaces. We know diverse voices make the region better and help us fulfill our public mission. Learn more at

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer