City and County of Denver Project Manager I - Vertical Construction in Denver, Colorado

Project Manager I - Vertical Construction



Project Manager I - Vertical Construction


$72,414.00 - $115,862.00 Annually


Denver, CO

Job Type

Unlimited Regular


Public Works (PW)

Job Number

66127 18133A


8/12/2018 2:59 PM Mountain

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About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

With 13 divisions and 1,300 employees, Denver Public Works enhances the quality of life for people in Denver by maintaining the infrastructure and building a better future for the city. Public Works has a SMART plan that meets the needs of Denver's residents and the 83 neighborhoods that are nestled in our city.

Public Works - Facilities Capital Project Management Office (FCPM) is responsible for the project delivery of vertical design and construction within the City. FCPM manages the project team (customer/owner, architect, contractor), and the overall process required to successfully plan, design and constructs projects. FCPM provides project management services to numerous City agencies and departments to ensure their project needs are met. Projects managed by the group range from capital maintenance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre to ground up new buildings, such as the new Carla Madison Recreation Center, which recently completed construction.

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About Our Job

We currently have two vacancies for Project Manager I - Vertical Construction. One is a regular full-time unlimited position and the other is a LIMITED full-time position dedicated to Denver Parks and Recreation's facility-based 2017 GO Bond projects. This is a limited position with an expected end date of 12/31/2026, with a possible extension based on need and budgeting. Limited full-time positions receive the same benefits as regular positions during the employment period.

Denver is seeking a phenomenal individual to fill this role. This is no ordinary government job. This is an opportunity to leverage good work that's already been accomplished, and to build upon a great project management team responsible for facilitating the planning, programming, design, new construction, and renovations of City buildings and facilities. As a project manager for the Capital Project Management team, you will facilitate the procurement and management of design teams and contractors to implement built work throughout the City.

You will successfully lead by bringing and implementing ideas that will increase collaboration, performance, innovation, and accountability to our team, to our stakeholders and to our customer agencies as you deliver projects on their behalf. You will receive great support, but to be successful you will need to be adept at:

  • Creating, analyzing and maintaining project schedules and budgets in association with defined scopes of work

  • Understanding and managing the contractual obligations of all parties involved in the agreements

  • Understanding alternatives in contracting, procurement and project delivery methods

  • Generating thorough and accurate regular project reports for distribution to stakeholders

  • Defining and measuring project performance

  • Understanding and applying emotional intelligence to your work environment

  • Identifying and implementing innovations to improve project and team performance

You will hone your soft skills building trust and cooperation, and add value to the team, stakeholders, and our customers. The City of Denver is ready to make an investment in the right individual. Is it you?

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without advanced notice.

The hiring range is $67,252.00 to $87,428.00/annually, depending upon experience.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Design or a related field and 5 years of professional project management experience in commercial, institutional and/or municipal/governmental work as an owner's representative, construction project manager or as an architect/engineer project manager.

We realize your time is valuable. While our ideal candidate qualifications are listed above, please do not apply if you do not have at least the minimum qualifications listed below:

Education Requirement:

Baccalaureate Degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, or a related field.

Experience Requirement:

Two years of professional project management experience in the related occupational group including coordinating, administering, and monitoring projects.

Education/Experience Equivalency:

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

In the Engineering and Science Occupational Group, two years of experience at the type and level of Project Inspector may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.

Licensure and/or Certification:

By position, requires a valid driver's license.

About Everything Else

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Classification Title: We call this job a Project Manager I - Vertical Construction. The official job classification title is Project Manager I.

Hire Range: $67,252.00 to $87,428.00/annually

Assessments/Testing: This position does not require testing.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter(s): AC

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