The City and County of Denver Public Works Department is looking for a distinguished Principal Project Manager to manage the expansion of the Colorado Convention Center. This position will provide a unique opportunity to work directly on a large scale, City and County of Denver project, and to be part of assembling followed by managing a diverse and talented team of professionals.
Colorado Convention Center Expansion In November 2015, voters approved 2C, which extended an existing 1.75 percent lodger's tax and rental car tax that was set to expire. 2C will fund $105 million in improvements to the Colorado Convention Center to keep it competitive -- including technological upgrades that convention-goers have come to expect.
The Colorado Convention Center is an important economic engine to Colorado and home to over 250 events annually. The Colorado Convention Center is credited with generating more than $500 million in annual economic impact and $4.8 billion since the center was expanded in 2005. The center has also been the catalyst for many of the improvements in downtown Denver, which has more than 3,000 hotel rooms within a block of the center and more than 10,000 hotel rooms within walking distance. An example of the spill-over effect from having events in Downtown is the record 14 million hotel nights recorded in Denver in 2013, generating $4 billion in spending, while supporting more than 51,000 jobs (VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, June 2015).
Job Duties Include:
Performs project management work on large, complex, multidisciplinary regional design and construction projects, directs the activities of engineers, architects, technical support staff, consultants, and contractors and prepares, reviews, and approves designs, plans, specifications, and contract documents. Coordinates projects and works in conjunction with city departments, elected officials, other municipalities, business organizations, and other internal/external stakeholders.
Consults with city leaders, elected officials, and other stakeholders to determine and establish project plans and goals, formulates and defines scope of work and objectives, and develops project work plans including time frames, funding limitations, contract costs, risk factors, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of a project.
Reviews project design(s) and schematics for quality, technical competence, and code and standards compliance, monitors the progress and quality of a project, and resolves problems and project barriers by identifying strategies and approaches to overcome barriers.
Develops project budgets, schedules, work plans, and cost estimates/projections in order to identify cost savings, administers and monitors contracts including contract negotiation and preparation of contract recommendations, and monitors projects for conformance to approved plans and contract specifications.
Directs the development of prebid materials defining scope of work and related information necessary for request for qualifications (RFQ) and request for proposals (RFP) sets up selection boards and responds to questions concerning the project and/or contract(s), reviews bids, and prepares recommendation(s).
Develops a communication plan and related project status reports for key stakeholders and provides updates on project activities and information on risks and mitigation strategies.
Prepares and monitors the budget for project planning, design, regulatory, and/or construction phases, recommends project budget needs for annual appropriations, and ensures project deliverables stay on time, on target, and on budget.
Interacts with utility companies, city agencies/departments, and other governmental agencies to obtain necessary permits and clearances and to ensure regulatory compliance.
Matrix manages and/or coordinates and directs the work of consultants and related personnel who have been assigned responsibility for various projects and/or portions of a project and defines and manages the overall change control processes and quality assurance aspects of the project to ensure project success.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
This is a Limited position with an estimated end date of December 31, 2023.
Our ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of identifiable experience as an Engineer, Architect or Project Manager on large, complex, multidisciplinary design and construction projects with a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or a directly related field.
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 following minimum qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or related field. Experience: Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Positions with no subordinate supervisors require three (3) years of professional level experience rather than the three (3) years of supervisory experience. Education/Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements. License/Certifications: By position, requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
To be considered for an interview, please attach a cover letter addressing the following questions:
1) What personal qualities and technical skills along with program and project management experience make you an outstanding candidate for this position?
2) Describe a project in which you had to achieve consensus from a diverse group of stakeholders. Please define your specific role in the project and describe the project, stakeholders, the issues and how you brought together groups with divergent opinions and objectives.
Internal Number: R0018947
About City and County of Denver
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
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