Capital Improvements Program Project Manager



Actively involved in the planning, design, and construction of drainage-related capital improvement projects.  Responsibilities include:  the selection of consultants, engineers, and contractors, management of projects that may be multi-jurisdictional to ensure that work is done in accordance with established standards, best practices, and approved construction documents, and maintenance of project budgets.  May oversee the work of others, including lower level engineers and technicians.



Works under the general supervision of the Engineering and Construction Division Director.



May oversee and direct the work of lower level project managers, technicians and administrative staff on a project basis and is responsible for managing and coordinating the work of consultants and contractors.



The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required.  The duties or essential functions of this job may be modified at any time.


  • Participates in the selection of design engineers, consultants, and construction contractors; manages the contracts with these entities.
  • Provides direct input to design of stormwater facilities and infrastructure; reviews and approves related construction plans and contract documents.
  • Identifies funding sources and cooperates with outside agencies and governments as necessary to secure grant funding and develop other creative capital funding sources.
  • May assist the Division Director with budget forecasting, expense projections and project planning.
  • May provide research and evaluation of drainage problems in the field as identified by maintenance staff or City / County staff and assists the Division Director in recommendations for solutions to these problems.
  • Conducts meetings; including design reviews, pre-bid conferences, and construction progress meetings.
  • Communicates regularly with project stakeholders.
  • Coordinates activities with SEMSWA’s Floodplain Program to ensure CIP projects are in compliance the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program.
  • Works closely with other local governments and Special Districts to coordinate and schedule SEMSWA’s capital improvements.
  • Prepares correspondence, memos, and engineering studies and reports.
  • Coordinates work with and provides engineering support for Maintenance Division.
  • Coordinates public works activities with outside local agencies.
  • May direct and train professional and technical subordinates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering as applied to stormwater planning, design, and construction projects.
  • Ability to perform detailed review of engineering studies, designs and construction documents for stormwater related projects to determine the adequacy regarding adopted standards and criteria.
  • Knowledge of the public sector bidding and vendor selection process and the ability to safeguard public funds while accomplishing goals.
  • Ability to perform and manage the planning, design, and construction of small, medium, and large drainage projects.
  • Ability to effectively communicate project-related issues to engineering consultants, board members, property owners, and others.
  • Ability to represent SEMSWA and present comments and recommendations to public officials and others at public meetings and hearings.
  • Knowledge of current developments and standards of practice regarding engineering design, construction, and stormwater management.
  • Knowledge of local agency and SEMSWA engineering policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and research legal documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with supervisors, other employees, contractors, consultants, board members, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform complex professional engineering work with a minimum of supervision; including the preparation of engineering designs, studies, and construction documents.
  • Ability to direct and train subordinates.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE – a combination of education and experience will be considered that is equivalent to those requirements listed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field, Master’s preferred.
  • Six years of progressive experience, with a minimum of three years of construction management or project management experience.  Experience with public and private entities highly desirable.
  • Professional Engineers License from the State of Colorado or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required.



The physical demands and work environment described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  This position will be required to complete a pre-employment physical and drug screening.


Spends 70% of the time sitting and 30% of the time either standing or walking.

Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes more than 20 lbs.

Occasionally climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls, and reaches while operating in a field environment.  Field activities are occasionally performed on un-level and slippery surfaces.

Constantly exercises full scope of visual capacity, as well as hands and fingers, in order to operate office equipment.

Constantly uses verbal and auditory capacity enabling face-to-face interpersonal communication and through automated devices, such as computers, telephones, etc.

Occasionally requires the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


Work can be performed in the office, as well as in the field; this requires occasional exposure to weather elements or hazards associated with development sites under construction. 


Occasionally – Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently – Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time
Constantly – Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time

Hiring Range:  $78,673 to $95,710

Salary Range:  $78,673 to $112,746


FLSA Status:    Exempt

Application Deadline:   October 15, 2018

Anticipated Start Date: October/November 2018

Applications accepted through our website:

Please direct correspondence to:      

 Fax – 303-267-9551



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