Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Expected salary is between $118,500 and $121,500

The City of Littleton's Public Works Department is seeking a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Program Manager. The CIP Program 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 $4.5 Million annually in pavement preservation and street improvement projects.
  • Management of a grant-funded bridge replacement project.
  • Development and oversight of a 5-year Capital Improvement Program for all areas of the City's infrastructure.
  • Development and implementation of an Enterprise Asset Management System.

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver with over 45,000 residents and a historic downtown. Dream Vacation Magazine recently ranked the City of Littleton as the 13th Best Place to Visit in Colorado and in 2018, ranked Littleton as the 8th Best Small Cities in America. 

The City of Littleton offers a generous benefits package including paid time off, retirement matching, no cost premiums for dental and vision + a dedicated employee name a few!

Essential Duties & Reponsibilities

  • Oversee the delivery of capital project management services including pavement, transportation, bridges, sanitary sewer, storm drainage and transportation projects.
  • Perform 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.
  • Provide support and oversight of contract management practices for capital projects including administration of a variety of grant funds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide assistance in the development of long-range plans for City facilities 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.
  • Serve as the primary lead on supporting 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.

Education, Formal Training & Experience

  • A bachelor's degree from an 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, formal training, and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • 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.

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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