Under specified direction, manages, administers, and coordinates various traffic calming, roadway, intersection, traffic signal, and other projects related to the area assigned while ensuring conformance with applicable city, state, and federal standards.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and may be filled by advancement from the Project Manager I level or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
Project Manager l: Under direction, this is the entry-level class in the Project Manager l/ll/Civil Engineer series. Incumbents entering the class are required to have related work experience. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion. Positions at this level oversee and concurrently direct various moderately complex capital improvement projects, development projects and engineering system models. Moderately complex projects include, but are not limited to: small development projects, pipeline rehabilitation, valve replacement, hydrant replacement, treated water system improvements, and trail connections.
Project Manager ll: Under general direction, this is a journey-level class in the Project Manager l/ll/Civil Engineer series. Incumbents in the class are required to have extensive related work experience, and are expected to perform the full range of duties assigned to this class and to work independently, exercising independent judgment and initiative. Generally, positions at this level oversee and concurrently direct numerous complex capital improvement projects, development projects and engineering system models. Complex projects may include, but are not limited to: roadway widenings, intersection improvements, complex development projects, water storage reservoirs, storm drainage systems, and large diameter pipelines.
Civil Engineer: Under general direction, this is a licensed journey-level class in the Project Manager l/ll/Civil Engineer series. Incumbents in this class are expected to perform the full range of duties assigned to this class and to work independently, exercising independent judgment and initiative. Positions at this level concurrently oversee and direct numerous complex to very complex capital improvement projects, development projects, and engineering system models. Very complex projects may include, but are not limited to: utility master plans, water pump stations, very complex development projects, sanitary sewer lift stations, and water treatment facilities.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Administers and coordinates capital improvement projects to ensure conformance with applicable city, state and federal standards.
Provides staff assistance to engineering and capital projects supervisors and managers.
Oversees and directs the design of capital improvement projects, ensuring that the projects are designed within budget and schedule. Coordinates and prepares project design, and reviews construction plans, specifications, and engineering calculations.
Reviews designs and approves changes; develops technical solutions; serves as a team leader.
Assists or manages and coordinates the activities of construction projects; reviews or analyzes and evaluates construction on site for compliance with contract documents. Makes recommendations for technical solutions to problems encountered during project design and on-site inspections.
Performs engineering services for review of development projects; reviews and approves construction plans, drainage reports and utility studies for conformance to City standards. Provides reviews to City Development.
Collects or develops technical and financial information regarding construction projects to an engineering or capital projects supervisor or manager. Collects and develops technical data for traffic studies and performs traffic engineering studies. Assists in the preparation of capital improvement budget requests; prepares budget requests and cost estimates.
Schedules, conducts, and coordinates pre-construction meetings with Contract Administration, design engineers, contractors, public utilities and adjacent municipalities as needed.
Conducts public meetings; responds to inquiries and complaints from the public. Resolves disputes with contractors and vendors.
Prepares technical reports, project progress reports, project review meeting reports and surveys. Prepares and maintains comprehensive technical documentation.
Performs traffic signal timing and coordination. Evaluates traffic signing and pavement marking for conformance with applicable codes.
May perform elements of GIS mapping as required.
May prepare grant applications.
May provide functional supervision or coordinate work activities of assigned staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: Project Manager l: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; two years of related job experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Project Manager ll: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; minimum of four years job related experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Civil Engineer: Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado. Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in development review, engineering design, traffic engineering, construction management or related area including two years experience managing major capital improvements, development projects, or traffic engineering design. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Licensing/Certification Requirements: Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record for the Infrastructure Department. May need the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as the job requires for the City Development Department.
Project Manager l: No certification required.
Project Manager ll: Possession of a current Engineer Intern (EI) certification in the State of Colorado is required.
Civil Engineer: Possession of a current Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Colorado is required.
Preferred Qualifications: AutoCAD experience preferred. Signal timing experience using Synchro preferred. Skill in traffic signal timing and operation highly desirable. Experience addressing residential speeding issues is highly desirable. Experience in review of traffic impact studies is highly desirable.
Internal Number: 19351
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