(1) Construction Project Manager

Number of Positions:  (1) Construction Project Manager
Department: Facilities Department
Location:  Burns, OR ~ Burns Paiute Reservation
Open: 10/16/2023
Closing Date: 11/6/2023
Supervisor: Facilities Director
Salary: Grade 11-12 DOE with benefits
Status: Exempt
Position Hours: 40 + per week
Duration: 2 Years, with potential to extend



The successful applicant will plan, oversee, and coordinate all phases of the construction lifecycle from initiation to completion and provide oversight of all other Program staff or contractors pertaining to construction projects.  A large part of the job will involve managing, implementing, and reporting budget, timeline, and quality control plans, obtaining and ensuring all necessary regulations and permits are followed, communicating with tribal staff, construction managers, architects, engineers, electricians, and other specialists, and ensuring projects are aligned with agreed-upon plans. The position involves both office and field components.


The field component will primarily take place either on the Tribe’s Reservation and other tribal properties including, one Tribal Wildlife Mitigation Site, known as Jonesboro, located approximately an hour from Burns, OR.  Burns/Hines, Oregon is a rural community in eastern Oregon with a population of approximately 5,000 people.



  • Oversees and ensures that reports are completed in accordance with the contractual agreement between the Tribe and corresponding funding groups
  • Oversees preparation of and/or prepares reports, evaluations, and contracts for the Tribal Council, sponsors, and regional/local managers
  • Ensures that budget expenditures are on track with approved line-item amounts
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects etc. to determine the specifications of the project
  • Negotiate contracts with external vendors to reach profitable agreements
  • Obtain permits and licenses from appropriate authorities
  • Determine needed resources (manpower, equipment and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations
  • Plan all construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines will be met
  • Ensures cultural and environmental compliance in all construction activities
  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety standards and report issues; and
  • Other duties as needed.


Bachelor’s degree (BSc/BA) in engineering, building science or relevant field from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university OR 3-years of experience working with a licensed general contractor and construction project management experience. Project management certificate or equivalent certification will be an advantage.


Incumbent must be:

  • Able to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Able to supervise staff effectively for optimal results
  • Physically fit to perform the duties of fieldwork
  • Willing to work under a variety of environmental conditions (wet, cold, dry, and hot weather conditions)
  • Available to work flexible hours during the week and weekend
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Submit to and be able to pass a drug test
  • A responsible driver with a valid driver’s license and prudent driving record
  • Be insurable to operate tribal vehicles (3-year clean driving record)
  • Agree to a criminal background check
  • Sign confidentiality clause
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • Able to communicate effectively with both written and oral communications
  • Experienced in lead work or supervisory duties
  • Experienced in construction project management.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as construction project manager
  • In-depth understanding of construction procedures and material and project management principles
  • Familiarity with quality and health and safety standards
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Familiarity with project reports and meeting deadlines
  • Familiarity with project management software
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • A team player with leadership abilities
  • Knowledge of budgeting and handling multiple contracts with specific goals and objectives
  • Ability to coordinate and build relationships with local and regional businesses
  • Knowledge pertaining to cultural and environmental compliance; and
  • Ability to solve complex problems and manage adaptively.



Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe.  In the absence of Indian applicants meeting the qualifications as listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, political preferences, age, religion, or national origin.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual assigned to this position.


To apply:

Complete and submit a Burns Paiute Tribe Application AND Resume AND 3-5 references.


Return completed Burns Paiute Indian Tribe Application, resume, and references to:


Human Resources Director
Burns Paiute Tribe
100 Pasigo Street
Burns, OR 97720


Fax: 541-573-2323
Email: [email protected]


For further questions please contact Kenneth Mehringer, Facilities Director.
Email: [email protected]