Project Manager (Capital Improvements Projects)
The City of Littleton Facilities Management Team is looking for an experienced Project Manager to implement and oversee all phases of capital improvement projects involving maintenance, renovation, and new construction for City of Littleton facilities. The Project Manager will manage projects from initiation through planning, design, and construction including preparing cost estimates, budgets, and schedules for potential projects as well as approved CIP projects.
The ideal candidate is a strong communicator with experience presenting project plans and updates to a wide range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate has experience managing capital improvement projects and enjoys all aspects from defining the scope of a project, developing and manage the RFP process, communicating updates, closing out documentation and everything in between. Must be both detail oriented and able to visualize and contribute to the big picture on various city projects.
Upcoming projects for this position include:
- Phased remodel of the Littleton City Center Building
- City-wide facilities Master Plan completion
- Public Works Campus Master Plan implementation
- Small project management for remodeling projects
- Historic Geneva Lodge exterior renovations
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 pay at or near $93,038.40 per year
Salary range: $74,430.72 - $111,646.08
Hiring incentives may be available.
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
- This role will manage:
- Development of conceptual plans, and budgets for facilities CIP projects and programs.
- Assist in the development of new standards of practice for project management activities with the Facilities Management team.
- Recommend and conduct staff training as appropriate to maintain competency levels and necessary certifications.
- To support customers:
- Coordinate with customers to facilitate facility planning, project budgeting, and scheduling.
- Coordinate with evaluation committees to develop recommendations for selection of professional services, construction services, and contractors.
- Provide strategic recommendations for implementation of energy efficient facilities and practices.
- For Construction Management this position will:
- Develop planning documents for initiation of projects.
- Prepares requests for proposal bids and conducts all necessary meetings to facilitate selecting contractors and services including conducting pre-construction conferences, reviewing all bids, and recommending award of contracts.
- Coordinates all parties involved in the planning, design, and construction process, and monitoring and reporting on all phases of planning and construction.
- Monitors construction contracts, execution, and distribution including preparation of contract change orders, and monitoring of execution.
- Reviews contract plans and specifications for compliance with appropriate building codes and project requirements.
- Receives pay requests from professional consultants and contractors and approves for payment.
- Monitors and facilitates resolution of construction contract disputes and claims.
- Directs construction contract close-out and maintains documentation files.
- Performs other assignments and projects as assigned.
- This role will manage:
- Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or a related field; and
- Five (5) years of experience in project management as an owner's project representative, on a wide range and number of small to moderate commercial facility projects and building types, managing design and specialty consultants, general contractors and sub-contractors, furniture, fixtures and equipment vendors; 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.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle records check.
Municipal or other public sector capital improvement project management experience.
Experience developing Request for Proposals (RFPs) and evaluating bids for design/consulting services, facility projects and furniture, fixtures & equipment.
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Must have practical understanding of integrated facility design and construction (including facility programming), building types/uses, and common construction practices, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), building codes and regulatory compliance.
- Strong knowledge and ability to develop Request for Proposals (RFPs) and evaluating bids for design/consulting services, competitive bid documents for facility projects and furniture, fixtures & equipment assessment and procurement.
- Highly skilled at defining/assessing project work scope; facility programming and space planning; broad and practical understanding of construction means/methods to ensure that projects achieve their goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.
- Must have outstanding communication and presentation skills with ability to work with and communicate effectively with all organizational levels and project stakeholders.
- Strong technical skills with Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD (or equal), and other software (i.e. Adobe Acrobat Std/Pro, Construction Estimating programs) to prepare reports and documents that integrate text, graphics, and quantitative information.
- Ability to utilize technology to effectively manage workflow using smartphone/tablet, applications, traditional laptop/desktop applications, digital photography, etc.
- Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications and to compare them with construction progress.
- Knowledge of facilities planning and construction management processes and procedures.
- Strong knowledge of estimating, budgeting, and scheduling practices.
- Knowledge of and ability to stay current on status of costs of new construction, escalation factors, and market trends.
- Knowledge of building codes and standards of practice.
- Knowledge of laws governing construction contracts and contracting.
- Knowledge of construction materials and methods.
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
A variety of hand and power tools and mechanical equipment, including, but not limited to hand and power saws; electric drills, sanders, planers; screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches and pliers; electronic and mechanical testing devices; tape measures; step and extension ladders, scaffolds; assigned utility truck; telephone, fax and copier; personal computer with assigned software; and cell phone.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
- Physical requirements include the performance of heavy work that include, but are not limited to lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds; frequently using hands and arms to operate and adjust equipment; climbing of stairs and ladders; stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching and handling to operate tools and equipment; balancing, crawling, and feeling; hearing voices, signals; seeing with near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, color vision and accommodation; and occasional smelling to detect malfunctioning mechanical equipment and electrical wiring or circuit problems.
- Long periods of sitting, standing and walking may be required. Work is primarily performed indoors; exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, mists and gases from the operation of equipment and the atmosphere (the use of protective eyewear while operating power and hand tools or performing work involving potential eye injury hazards is mandatory); high exposed work sites, burns and radiant energy; and exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals.