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Job Title: Project Manager
Company Name: CBRE
Location: Portland, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/19/2018
Expire Date: 03/29/2018
Job Categories: Architectural Services, Computers, Software, Construction, Mining and Trades, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Real Estate, Executive Management, Quality Control
Job Description
Project Manager

CBRE Heery seeks a Project Manager for a public institutional ground up project in Vancouver, WA. 

The purpose of this position is to lead individual, multi-disciplined real estate project solutions for clients, with direct accountability for project delivery.


The Project Manager coordinates all pre-design, design, procurement, preconstruction, construction, and close-out activities throughout the duration of the project and is the main point of contact between Heery, the Client, the Architect, the Contractor, and other Consultants.

The Project Manager is responsible for total management of the project, including the complete financial management and the achievement of a profitable outcome. The successful applicant will have a proven track record as a Project Manager dealing with new, ground up construction as well as additions and interior renovations.


Manages all facets of project management (budget, schedule, procurement, quality & risk) for individual real estate projects including planning, design, construction, occupancy and closeout.

Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply standard to moderately complex documents affecting real estate projects, including but not limited to: agreements/contracts, leases, work letters, project charters, surveys and drawings.

Interfaces directly with clients to define project requirements. Prepares scope of work, project delivery resource requirements, cost estimate & budget, work plan schedule & milestones, quality control, and risk identification.

Identifies project delivery resources from pre-qualified lists or through individual project qualification process; conducts standard request for proposals; completes bid analysis; recommends resources to clients.

Leads project delivery resources/team providing project guidance and direction to achieve project goals.

Implements communication plan for meetings and written reports/meeting minutes to keep client and project resources informed. Facilitates project meetings.

Implements project documentation governance aligned with company and Client requirements. Ensure project data integrity and documentation is accurate, timely and coordinated.

Tracks progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, approved timelines. Reports status and variances. Creates action plans to meet objectives, budget and schedule.

Implements change management routines to assess change requests, make recommendations, secure client approvals, and issue change orders. Assesses change requests to determine impacts to scope, budget, schedule, quality and risk.

Demonstrates ability to identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.

Other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.

Manages 3rd party project delivery resources/team. Responsible for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching, and motivating team members.


8+ years of experience in managing public building projects in both design and construction phase.

Strong client relationship skills.

Solid skills in Microsoft office software and construction related software.

Must be willing to commute daily within the Vancouver Metro and Clark County market to client sites. 

Washington contracting law and experience required.  

Third party owner's representative experience preferred. 

Experience in education projects preferred.

Managing new construction or large renovation projects in the $50M+ range preferred.  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree required. 


LEED, OSHA-10, OSHA-30, CCM, PMP, or other credentials preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to read and understand architectural drawings. Knowledge in MS Project, leases, contracts, and construction practices.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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