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Colorado Springs Utilities Project Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Project Manager

Job Type: Business Operations

Pay Range $73,736 to $92,164

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 11/30/20

Project Manager

The Colorado Springs Utilities System Planning and Projects Division is seeking a talented Project Manager to assist with the delivery of multi-service (water, wastewater, electric, natural gas, and fiber optic) utility projects within the Division’s project and program delivery group. In this position, you will work with program managers, various program technical leads, and other project teams as directed to oversee and lead the delivery of small and medium-size multi-service utility projects (including various combination of water, wastewater, gas, electric, and fiber optic projects) typically ranging from $30k to $10M.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Manage safety, schedule, scope, and budget for the full project lifecycle from planning through design, construction, and integration of the project with operations.

  • Collaborate with project engineering/technical leads and/or sponsoring functional managers to define project scope, objectives, milestones, resource requirements, cost estimates, performance metrics and deliverables

  • Assist in development of project plans, estimates, specifications, and schedules

  • Assemble and direct the work of interdisciplinary project teams

  • Interface with suppliers, contractors, and task specialists, including partnering agencies (i.e., City, County, CDOT)

  • Assure projects are executed in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations ordinances, and codes and with Utilities policies, procedures, and standards

  • Manage projects utilizing the standard practices set forth by Utilities Project Delivery Excellence (PDE) Manual and perform record management of projects utilizing Utilities Project Management Software as a Service (PMSaaS)

  • Review Pay Applications and as appropriate, route for approval

  • Perform contract management including oversight of contract executions, amendments, and change orders

  • Draft Statement of Works (SOWs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) and manage contract solicitations including document creation, pre-bid meetings, addendums, and contract award

  • Manage all facets of construction projects including safety, schedule, scope, customer satisfaction, submittal review and coordination, request for information (RFIs), work change directives (WCDs), potential contract changes (PCCs), and contract changes (CCs)

  • Perform permit and environmental coordination

What will it take to be successful in this role? Highly qualified candidates will have 4 or more years of professional-level Project Management experience, preferably in the utility industry. A bachelor's degree in Project Management, Construction Management, or Engineering, as well as certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP), are preferred.

Why should you apply? This is an exciting position providing an opportunity for multidisciplinary growth within a diverse and supportive project delivery team. A variety of projects will provide new experiences from year to year as this position will be involved in many projects from start to finish. As an integral member of the Delivery team, you will have an opportunity to advance your professional career as you demonstrate your expertise within our organization. You will have the opportunity to work with a very dedicated team of professionals who are passionate in their service to our community. Additionally, we offer a work environment where work-life balance is realized.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity to our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Colorado Springs Utilities cultivates a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as one of the best in the United States. We utilize today’s talent to build a better tomorrow. Be part of history by creating energy solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

ATTENTION: Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, to include the enhanced use of email, telephone and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, Colorado Springs Utilities offers a variety of benefits. For more information on our benefits, visit

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not participate in work visa programs or sponsorship of work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B or TN visas)

Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis

Job Type: Business Operations