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Owner's Representative

Apply now Job no: 523801
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Construction/Planning, Planning/Project Management

Department: Campus Design & Construction
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $75,000-85,000 annually
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 8, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application, please include the following:
1. A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position;
2. A current resume;
3. Three (3) professional references.

Department Summary
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.

The Office of Design and Construction (D&C) works closely with Facilities personnel, faculty, and staff across campus to deliver successful, budget-conscious projects. Project sizes range from under $50,000 to over $100M. Project types include small departmental moves, interior renovations, new building construction, and many different types in between.

Position Summary
This position represents the University of Oregon as Owners Representative for Design and Construction (D&C) projects providing management, leadership, and oversight to the delivery of University construction projects of varying sizes and complexity ($5k - $200M+). Depending on the team assignment, this position may focus on academic buildings, research and science buildings, systems and infrastructure, auxiliary groups, or capital repair projects. Owners Representatives for Design & Construction report to D&C Managers. Project types include, but are not limited to, remodels, tenant in-fill, additions, site, systems, infrastructure, and ground-up construction projects. This position is responsible for the development and management of the overall project budget, schedule, design process, contract administration, construction delivery, and close-out components of a given project.

This position effectively communicates and integrates with technical staff from Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM), D&C, Information Services, Safety and Risk Services, campus User Groups, etc. into each project to ensure a comprehensive team approach to project delivery, and ensures D&C policies and procedures are maintained. Within the bounds of the project delivery process, this position has authority to make budgetary decisions and authorize changes to a project’s contract value within the approved signature authority limits set by the University.

This position will work closely with the team and department Managers, Associate Vice President of CPFM (AVP), the Director of Design & Construction (DD&C), and the Sr. Associate Director of Capital Projects in the planning and development of a defined program area which establishes mid and long-term planning and program requirements.

This position provides, promotes, and fosters positive, productive, and professional working relationships within the department as well as with campus stakeholder teams; administrators and University leadership; architects; contractors; in-house campus project delivery teams; and federal, state, and local officials. Exceptional customer service is paramount to the success of the position.

ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL: This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Minimum Requirements
• A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or a closely-related field OR ten years of experience managing building construction and site development projects within an architectural, engineering, construction firm or as an Owner’s Representative.
• Five years of engineering, architectural, construction management, or Owner’s Representative experience, which includes two years of experience of primary project management responsibility involving building construction and site development.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to assemble, organize, and present information derived from a variety of original and secondary sources.
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with varied groups and to work effectively with university students, faculty, and staff, as well as with governmental entities, community groups, and the general public.
• Demonstrates an understanding of the objectives, components, and structure of a research university and of the planning policy issues and processes of the University of Oregon.
• Demonstrates commitment to the university’s affirmative action and equal opportunity goals and plans and the university’s and the department’s diversity plans.
• Maintains the highest ethical standards within the department and within the university.
• Demonstrates the ability to provide, promote, and foster positive, productive, and professional working relationships within the department as well as campus User groups and other various University departments and outside agencies.
• Exceptional internal and external customer service.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working in one or more of the following specialized areas:
- public processes
- academic based projects
- athletics based projects
- utility and MEP systems construction
- research and science based projects

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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