Project Manager - Engineering Specialist - Waterway Resiliency (WATR) Program - Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
City and County of Denver Denver, Colorado, United States
Mar 23, 2023Full Time
About Our Job Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services, including transportation planning, design and construction; major projects, maintenance of streets, bridges and storm and sanitary sewers; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; and oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way including on-street parking. We employ a culture of safety throughout the department to strengthen workplace health and organizational performance. For more information, please visit the DOTI website . DOTI’s Commitment to Equity: DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need. Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development. DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results. The City and County of Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is seeking a lead Project Manager (Engineering specialist level) for the South Platte River and Tributaries project (SPRT), now known as the Waterway Resiliency (WATR) program. The WATR program is a long-term effort with the US Army Corps of Engineers, and partners Mile High Flood District, Colorado Water Conservation Board, and The Greenway Foundation. The program will restore the ecosystem on 6.5 miles of the South Platte River beginning at 6th Avenue and extending north into Adams County adjacent to Riverside Cemetery. Improvements on two tributaries, Weir Gulch and East Harvard Gulch are also planned to reduce flood risk to homes and businesses adjacent to these drainageways. The improvements are described in the Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement, which was published by the US Army Corps of Engineers in April 2019 (FEIS). This position will be a critical leader within the WATR program management team, and will build upon and continue to implement effective program management practices, and steward tax dollars through effective alternative delivery procurement and efficient project delivery packages that benefit the community while encouraging participation of industry, including disadvantaged businesses. The Project Manager will report directly to the WATR Program Director. The position will be housed in our Special Projects Team within the Department of Transportation. Our Special Projects Teams oversees >$1B in capital projects including WATR and other transformative projects, such as the 16th Street Mall Reconstruction Project, Colfax Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), and the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Program. The Project Manager will collaborate with other DOTI teams to promote consistency and leverage industry best practices for successful program delivery. The successful candidate is a leader skilled in managing complex alternative delivery procurements and projects. This position will also lead the South Platte River Ecosystem Restoration program component and will work closely with the Deputy Project Manager (R0052584 Engineering Specialist) who will be leading the Weir Gulch Flood Risk Management project component. Job responsibilities include: The Project Manager will lead the alternative delivery procurement process. This may include leading a matrixed team of City, USACE and MHFD staff through an alternative delivery evaluation and selection process, managing the coordination and development of appropriate procurement documents, developing performance metrics, establishing a transparent, organized and well documented communication plan during the procurement process, and leading the selection process. Manage the alternative delivery contract throughout the life of the project. The Project Manager will work with the Program Director and Program Implementation Manager to refine, manage, and maintain cashflow and schedule tools and will support the project’s finance team in any related financial analysis and planning based on key project milestones. This position will be a critical part of the WATR program management team which will consist of 6 positions: the Program Director, Program Implementation Manager, Deputy Program Implementation Manager (R0052579 Manager Engineering and Science), Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager (R0052584 Engineering Specialist), and the Ecosystem Manager. This team will work together to lead the coordination and delivery of this complex, precedent-setting program of high-impact projects. This team will collaboratively discuss program and project objectives, successes, and challenges; monitor performance leveraging key performance indicators and metrics, recommend adjustments/refinements, corrective actions, policy changes in an effort towards continuous improvement. The Program Manager and Deputy Project Manager will be responsible for leading core components related to successful project management and delivery. The Project Manager will lead alternative delivery procurement, contract management and will focus primarily on project management of the South Platte River Ecosystem Restoration component of the program. The Project Manager will support the Deputy Project Manager who will be responsible for managing and coordinating the numerous working groups that will support successful and consistent multi-faceted design and modelling and will focus primarily on project management of the Weir Gulch Flood Risk Management component of the program. The Project Manager will conduct studies and surveys of the WATR project(s), evaluate collected information/data to determine cost effectiveness/benefits and whether program/project objectives are being met, prepares systematic and objective conclusions using study data, and recommends corrective actions based upon department policies, sound engineering principles, and city, federal and state regulatory mandates. Serves as city’s technical subject matter expert for WATR program and South Platte River Ecosystem Restoration project, recommending alternative engineering applications based on changing conditions or new developments/findings, and investigates the feasibility and cost of implementing updated engineering methods, techniques and/or processes. Provides training and mentoring to other staff members in the areas of project development, project design, project specification preparation, project management, contract management, and/or quality program implementation. Performs other related duties as assigned. About You Our ideal candidate will have the following skills: Strong experience with alternative delivery for significant capital projects. Experience in waterway and ecosystem restoration design and construction. Experience with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterway projects. Strategic thinker, able to formulate objectives and priorities and implement plans consistent with long-term interests of the organization; capitalizes on opportunities and effectively manages risk Strong communication skills, both oral and written, to achieve positive outcomes in working with diverse groups of employees, stakeholders, political leaders, community leaders, public, and private entities. Computer skills should include Microsoft Office Suite, with a background that includes ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civil 3d, CUHP/SWMM, and FLO2D Certified Floodplain Manager We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have at least the following minimum qualifications: Education : Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Experience : Eight (8) years of professional engineering work experience after obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) license. License/Certifications : Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Requires registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers at the time of application. Registration in another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement, provided that the applicant has Colorado registration at completion of probation. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment. Education/Experience Equivalency : No substitution of experience for education is permitted. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements. About Everything Else Job Profile CE2340 Engineer-Architect Specialist To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here . Position Type Limited (Fixed Term) Position Salary Range $101,244.00 - $167,053.00 Starting Pay Based on Experience and Education Agency Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure 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. For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.