City of Portland - Public Works Project Manager


Public Works Department – The Department of Public Works is seeking a qualified individual who will be responsible for administrative work as a Project Manager for the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works.  Work involves managing various transportation projects, including project development, administration, construction or studies of streets, sidewalks, bike/pedestrian facilities or other projects as might be assigned based on needs of the department.  Work is performed with considerable discretion, initiative and independent judgment under the general direction of the Transportation System Engineer of Public Works.  Primary responsibilities will be to plan, organize and coordinate street, sidewalk and bike/pedestrian projects; assist with preparing applications for Maine DOT and PACTS projects; prepare requests for Council Agenda items; oversee the work of outside contractors, including consultants and vendors, which may involve survey, engineering ROW acquisitions, environmental and construction services and the work of Public Works engineers and surveyors; advertise, interview and help supervise interns; preparing project scopes and work plans for projects, develops project estimates/budgets, administers assigned project budget from initial appropriate through completion of the projects; works closely with MaineDOT and PACTS on the development of projects and participates in meetings with them as a City representative; assists in developing recommendations for the streets, sidewalks and other transportation capital needs in the annual capital improvement budget; assists with preparation of division budget; attends City Council and other public meetings as required and may oversee project public participation process; assists with project utility coordination and ROW acquisition; and other related work as required.  Requirements:  Minimum of eight (8) years of progressive experience in municipal transportation projects with at least four (4) years as a project manager and graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in engineering, or an equivalent combination of training and experience; registration as a Licensed Professional Engineer in Maine, preferred; significant experience with management of transportation projects; proven experience and knowledge of the construction and design of sidewalks, bike facilities, and streets; knowledge of PACTS, Maine DOT, and FHWA rules, regulations, policies and procedures; must be a Maine DOT certified Local Project Administrator (LPA) and have a thorough knowledge of LPA requirements and processes; must have strong organizational and verbal and written communication skills; must be familiar with computer software used by the City, including Google, Word, Excel, etc.; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to resolve interpersonal conflicts and establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental and city personnel, regional state and Federal agencies and the general public.  Must possess a valid Maine Class C motor vehicle operator’s license and must have and maintain good driving record. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Salary Range is $69,576 to $83,070 annually, based on qualifications and experience. 

Accepting applications for this position through Friday, March 6, 2020.

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine. 


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For more information or to apply online visit the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website at

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Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Email to / Fax to (207) 874-8937

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