Denver Parks and Recreation – Design and Construction Project Manager

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Denver Parks and Recreation – Design and Construction Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • $77,887 – $120,264 USD / Year
  • Submitter Email (not used publicly):
  • Submitter Name (not used publicly): craig coronato
  • Salary: $77,887 – $120,264

Website Denver Parks and Recreation

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to make Denver a more livable, resilient, and inclusive city? Are you passionate about parks planning, design and build architecture? Consider this exciting opportunity to join Denver Parks and Recreation!

Denver Parks and Recreation’s (DPR’s) Planning, Design and Construction division is excited to announce we are hiring a Parks Project Manager.  This crucial position will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and monitoring departmental projects from inception to completion for the Parks Planning, Design & Construction team.

This is a limited position with an expected end date of December 31, 2024. While this position is limited term, we will look to extend or make permanent as needs arise.

Job Responsibilities:

Project Management: Assumes a leadership role in the development, coordination and implementation of a wide variety of parks design and construction projects, both large and small. The Project Manager’s role includes oversight of individual new park and park improvement projects, while participating in citywide programs and policies that meet DPR goals established in The Game Plan for Healthy City.  A Parks PM’s responsibilities include the management of scope, schedule, and budget for several concurrent projects.  These involve working with consultants on public and stakeholder engagement, providing technical design guidance, coordinating inter-departmental reviews, procurement of construction, contracting and oversight of implementation.  Project Managers are responsible for ongoing collaboration with DPR leadership and staff, reporting on project progress, and identifying and addressing project opportunities and challenges

Planning and Design: Advances the mission, vision, and values of DPR’s strategic plan by working with Planners, Engineers, and design consultants to lead design, of various urban, open space and mountain parks. The work includes reimagining and improving recreational and leisure amenities, landscaped and natural areas, park infrastructure, and trail projects throughout the Denver Parks system
Design Standards and Best Practices: Participates and advocates for application and updating of Denver Park Planning Design and Construction standards, and refinement of best practices driven by innovation and the input of experts inside and outside the Department.  DPR’s goal is for Denver to become a highly resilient City through the application of DPR and city-wide policies.  Identifies and cultivates potential partnerships between DPR and other internal and external interest groups.  Applies established quality assurance and control process to ensure high quality design, construction, operations, and maintenance

Communication & Production: Successfully collaborates in the exchange of information between city staff, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, and the public, through clear and effective written, graphic, and verbal communication.  Builds consensus and support for DPR efforts and participates in outreach with neighborhood residents, stakeholders, and city leadership, balancing a variety of interests to successfully complete projects.  Cultivates and contributes to positive public relations for the Department. Utilizes a systematic and responsive methodology in managing projects and collaboration to accomplish goals.  Initiates and supports efforts to secure and apply project funding

Performs other duties as assigned
About You
We are looking for an accomplished professional with a passion for parks and recreation projects that positively impact communities.  Our ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge of best practices for design and construction, demonstrated communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team under time constrained and highly visible situations.  We are looking for someone with good writing skills, particularly in scope of work documents, contracts, technical specifications, and correspondence.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following:

  • A licensed professional, a master’s degree in a related field, and/or certified project management professional
    Experience with parks and recreation design and construction
    Experience with capital projects funding and management
    Experience with the oversight and management of multidisciplinary consultant teams
    Technical knowledge and experience with construction procurement, methods, and administration
    Knowledge of landscape horticulture and irrigation system design
    Working knowledge of, or accreditation in, LEED, SITES or other green building measurement systems

We realize that your time is valuable so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Engineering, Architecture,  Landscape Architecture or a related field

Experience: Two (2) years of professional project management experience in the related occupational group including coordinating, administering, and monitoring projects

Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year 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: Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

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