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Home Forward -Housing Authority of Portland

Home Forward’s mission is to assure that the people of the community are sheltered. Home Forward promotes, operates and develops affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset. Home Forward is a community leader in creating public commitment, policy and funding to preserve and develop affordable housing.

To learn more about Home Forward, please visit our website at

Position Summary:
The Design & Construction Project Manager position supports Home Forward’s strategic and operational objectives in the following way:

To manage and oversee design and construction for the development, capital improvement, and re-development of low income and special needs housing projects of varying size, complexity and construction type; lead teams of hired professionals charged with project delivery from concept stage through due diligence, procurement, design, financial closing (as needed) construction, closeout and the post-construction warranty period; participate actively within integrated teams of Project and Finance Managers tasked with delivering new construction and rehabilitation projects utilizing bank loans, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and other public funds as required to accomplish Home Forward’s development goals; oversee contracts for due diligence, design, and construction, ensuring (as needed) that all relevant information is shared with teamed Finance Manager tasked with assembling project financing; and respond to questions and inquiries from residents regarding development and capital improvement projects.

In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, and the people that it serves.

This position will be required to travel but will primarily be stationed at Home Forward’s New Market West building located at: 135 SW Ash Street Portland, OR 97204.

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3135 and will close once a satisfactory number of qualified applications are received. First review of applications will occur on Monday, January 28th, 2019. For best consideration, apply early!

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, architecture, construction management or a related field.; Minimum five years of increasingly responsible experience managing construction project development and contract administration including experience in a management and supervisory role. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license is required.

In addition to competitive wages, some of the many benefits Home Forward employees enjoy include:

  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
  • Participation in Home Forward’s 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Flexible spending benefits
  • Public transit discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • The option of two health insurance plans
  • Vision and dental insurance benefits
  • Generous vacation and sick leave time
  • Paid parental leave

To Apply: 
To review the full job description and to apply, please visit our website. This position will be open until a satisfactory number of qualified applications are received. For best consideration, apply early!

☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆