Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton's Public Works Department is seeking a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Program Manager. The CIP Manager directs, manages and oversees the City's engineering functions related to capital improvement projects. They lead the planning, budgeting and processes related to these functions and provide highly responsible and complex professional level administrative support to the City Engineer.

Upcoming projects for this position include:

  • Management of over $6 Million annually in pavement preservation and street improvement projects.
  • Design and construction management of grant funded projects including Prince Street Connection, Mineral Mobility Improvements, Windermere Bridge Replacement, traffic signal pole replacements, and six intersection improvement projects.
  • Development and oversight of a 5-year Capital Improvement Program for pavement, bridge and transportation projects of the City's infrastructure.
  • Preparation of a 5- and 10-year pavement preservation plan


The ideal candidate will be practical, patient, flexible, approachable, cooperative, resourceful, and be aware of the latest happenings in the construction industry. 


The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities, and one of Colorado’s top five places to Raise a Family.   Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to its employees. For more information, please see the 2022 Benefit Guide.


The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and creating career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.


Starting salary at or near $124,800 per year

Salary Range $99,840.00 to $149,760.00


This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.


Work Schedule: This is a full-time position and has the option to work a hybrid schedule with some days teleworking and some days working in person at the office. 


Application Deadline: This posting will remain open until finalists are identified or the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the delivery of capital projects as outlined in the City's 5-year CIP.
  • Direct preliminary engineering, project design and construction management of individual capital projects.
  • Prepares, reviews and makes recommendations on the design and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for capital projects including requests for consultant services, and coordination of staff involved in CIP support activities.
  • Responsible for oversight of contract management practices for capital projects including administration of change orders, RFI's, and paperwork for grant funded projects.
  • Develop, manage and maintain schedules, budgets and projections of City capital improvement projects and programs including a master schedule across multiple capital funds. Forecast and manage internal and external resource needs for the delivery of the capital projects.
  • Manages and reviews Requests For Proposals and Invitation For Bids for capital projects.
  • Respond to citizen complaints relating to capital projects and related engineering activities; recommend modifications to projects as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain city-wide short- and long-term capital improvement plans and schedules including capital improvement programs that cover all aspects of projects across the breadth of public works and utilities.
  • Administer the City of Littleton Right-of-Way Permits
  • Supervise internal staff and consultant inspectors as part of the capital improvement program and Right-of-Way permits.
  • Provide assistance in the development of long-range plans for City infrastructure and Master Plans.
  • Provide leadership in managing the city's relationship with third party utility companies and integration of the city's capital improvement and maintenance plans with those of other agencies working within the city's rights-of-way.
  • Serve as the primary lead for public works on pavement and concrete management within the city.
  • Prepare clear and concise technical reports, understandable by a variety of technical, administrative and community-based audiences on various capital projects including those receiving Federal financial aid, state, regional, interagency and local funds. Present technical project issues to the City Council.
  • Manage, develop and update existing and establish street and utility construction standards, manuals, codes, regulations and specifications.
  • Assists with asset management programs for city infrastructure for horizontal and vertical construction related to city rights-of-way.
  • Provide assistance with right-of-way and easement acquisitions needed to implement the City's Capital Improvement Program.
  • Performs other similar duties and responsibilities as required.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, construction management or a related field and,
  • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible civil engineering, and/or construction management experience including project management experience, which includes
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience, or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position may be considered.
  • Requires possession of registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Colorado or Professional Engineer from another state and ability to obtain Colorado PE within 6 months.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle records check.





  • Experience with managing grant funded projects that have Federal oversight.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced principles and practices of civil engineering, construction and contract management.
  • Methods and techniques of field inspection, surveying, drafting and design.
  • Principles and practices of local budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices for project management and project controls.
  • Right-of-way acquisition principals and laws.
  • Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive project and construction management program.
  • Develop and review Capital Improvement Projects plans and specifications.
  • Develop project budgets and schedules utilizing best business practices and common software tools
  • Inspect project management work for completeness and proper work methods.
  • Ability to plan and organize research studies, prepare and analyze technical reports, and formulate recommendations.
  • Prepare clear and concise technical project reports.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.





  • Requires the following physical abilities to perform the essential job functions: lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Requires ability to sit, stand, operate a vehicle, walk, and tolerate adverse weather conditions.


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