The Capital Projects & Construction group represents diverse experience in the design and construction industry.
Our team includes:
- Project Managers
- Support Staff
- Engineers and Architects
- In-house Construction and Alterations
Open positions are available on the PSU Human Resources website: www.pdx.edu/hr. This includes administrative, supervisory, and trades positions, either full time regular or temporary.
Student positions are primarily posted through PSU’s Career Center: www.pdx.edu/careers/. Additionally, specialized jobs, such as engineering or architecture, are often posted on the respective academic departmental websites.
Ron Blaj joined PSU in January 2011, after having served from late 2008 through 2010 as consultant Project Manager on PSU's Lincoln Hall Seismic & Systems Upgrade. In his current capacity, Ron & his Team are responsible for all project & construction management activities on capital projects at PSU, from concept & early budgeting, through design, construction, & occupancy. He manages a Staff of 20 architects, engineers, project managers, administrators, temporary employees, & students as well as the 20 employee PSU In-House Alterations & Construction team. He enjoys working with his highly-skilled, competent, & energetic Team.
Ron came to PSU after a diverse career, working first for a large Engineering & Construction firm, as a Construction Management Consultant, as Operations Manager for a Mechanical Contractor, & as Senior Project Manager for a local Project Management Consulting firm. He has had the opportunity to work on many types of projects, in both the public & private sector. He is a registered Professional Engineer, with a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis & an MS in Construction Engineering & Management from Stanford University.