Construction Project Team Leader

Biohabitats Portland, Oregon $84000.00 to $100000.00 per year

Do you want to be a part of creating ecological uplift on an impactful scale? Biohabitats Construction is rapidly growing, and we are seeking an on-site and in-office ecological restoration Construction Project Team Leader to join our self-perform construction team located in the Cascadia Bioregion (Portland, OR). 

A successful Biohabitats Construction Project Team Leader (CPTL) is knowledgeable in both ecological restoration principles and design, as well as on site construction management. Biohabitats’ mission to Restore the Earth and Inspire Ecological Stewardship underpins not only our project approach, but our team composition, as well, and we’re looking for a team member with experience in habitat restoration, fish salvage and conservation, large woody debris installation, river and stream restoration, revegetation and invasive species control, resource and land management, and a variety of other ecological restoration projects.  

The CPTL role will be responsible for construction and contract management, oversee project preparation and planning, cost estimating, and client and subcontractor coordination, as well as internal team management. Our team is small and nimble, and each Construction Project Team Leader is an integral part of the Biohabitats Construction team and a primary driver of overall project and operational success.

We provide outstanding benefits and work culture. Click on 'Learn about our benefits' on our Careers page to find out more.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Support each phase of construction, including but not limited to business development activities and proposals, preconstruction and project buy-out and set-up, design and constructability reviews, project management, client communication, and on-site and personnel coordination and training.
  • Identify and participate in business development opportunities such as attending pre-bid walks, assisting with cost estimation and proposal development, and facilitating partnerships.
  • Review and provide input on project design, project plans, and permit compliance. Monitor and perform quality control throughout project lifecycle to ensure construction is in compliance with project design.
  • Perform all duties necessary to manage the successful completion of construction projects, including but not limited to preparing specific project action plans, material sourcing and procurement, project submittals, project RFIs, scheduling and schedule updates.
  • Oversee and manage restoration project budgets, change orders, time and material tracking, project invoicing, and labor and tool balance.
  • Maintain and nurture client, subcontractor, and field crew relationships.
  • Lead with Biohabitats mission and values in both internal and external team member, partner, and client interactions.

Required Skills

  • Prior experience as a construction project manager.
  • Prior experience in water resource construction, habitat restoration, and/or environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Experience with natural area revegetation and invasive species control.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment capabilities and experience operating light and heavy equipment, power hand tools, and towing loads.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Previous experience in natural resource management.
  • Competency in safety, conflict, and crisis management.
  • Leadership and human resource management.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Oregon and Washington required by project schedules and locations.

Helpful Skills

  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • OSHA 30
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Person Certification
  • GPS/CADD Skills


Applicable degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Natural Resources Sciences, Ecological Restoration, or related field

Years of Experience

4-10 years

Salary (commensurate with experience)

$84,000 - $100,000


Portland, OR

To Apply

Provide 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume in .PDF format, not to exceed 5MB. Applications without these components will not be considered.

Biohabitats is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a purpose-driven, performance oriented, and values led organization. As an EEO Employer, Biohabitats encourages all experience levels and backgrounds to apply to our job postings. We are a certified B-Corp, meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. To ensure that you will thrive at Biohabitats, we highly encourage you to review our Mission, Values, and Approach before applying.

Biohabitats is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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