Director of Program Implementation, Public Works

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 19, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Public Works

Job Description

About Our Job

The City and County of Denver Public Works Department is looking for an Engineering Director to oversee the Program Implementation division of Public Works' Project Delivery Administration. Program Implementation is tasked with developing organization wide program/project delivery tools and program oversight to assure agency success.

Denver Public Works, through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high-quality, safe, and equitable public infrastructure and services.

The Director of Program Implementation is responsible for delivering city program/projects 90% on time and budget for the people of the City and County of Denver. This position will report directly to the Deputy City Engineer and provide issue escalation and resolution, minimize organizational silos, increase efficiency, and implement programs in alignment with the Department of Public Works Strategic Framework. The Director of Program Implementation will oversee a team that will assist the Project Delivery Administration with program implementation through the use of; Program Implementation Managers, risk management best practices, resource management, program/project governance, and intergovernmental/outside organization relationships. This team is responsible for developing contract delivery tools to drive agency success. The Director of Program Implementation acts as the Deputy City Engineer in her/his absence or at her/his direction.

Job Duties Include:

  • Directs an engineering division of a department in such areas as program management
  • Develops annual and multi-year work plans and strategies to meet business needs. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, engineering policies, procedures, and work standards to ensure success.
  • Communicates business and work area plans and goals to managers and/or supervisors to secure buy-in. Reviews, approves, and implements recommended changes to plans and leads the development of process and/or operational improvements.
  • Prioritizes and allocates resources to achieve strategies. Utilizes resources to develop or expand services and/or operation. Ensures resources are utilized appropriately and do not exceed the established budget without approval.
  • Creates and administers policies and integrates work group procedures across work areas for consistency.
  • Resolves sensitive, controversial issues by making decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives.
  • Represents the division/department in meetings with elected and/or appointed officials and other city entities. Serves as the city representative with a variety of public, business, and community organizations. Fosters collaborative relationships to the benefit of the organization.
  • Develops goals, documents performance, provides performance feedback and formally evaluates the work of the employee; provides reward and recognition for proper and efficient performance. Assists staff to achieve performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards.
  • Resolves escalated employee or citizen complaints including long-term resolutions in problem areas.
  • Selects, trains, develops, and evaluates subordinate staff. Makes decisions on hiring, terminations, promotions, and disciplinary actions as required.
  • Develops and monitors the budget and oversees financial well-being by analyzing cost effectiveness. Directs cost control activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

About You

The successful candidate will be a strategically minded professional with a strong understanding of City values. This individual will help set the flow for multiple programs while helping with resource controls. Outstanding written communication skills, organization and leadership skills are crucial.

Our Ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Proven ability to deliver multifaceted programs
  • Excellent facilitation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong experience with City projects
  • Experience managing across a large organization

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture.
  • Experience : Three (3) years of experience supervising licensed engineers or architects.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements.
  • License/Certifications: By position, requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.
  • Requires registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers at the time of application. Or requires registration as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Registration at the time of application. Registration in another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement, provided that the applicant has Colorado registration at completion of probation.
  • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CE2783 Engineer-Architect Director
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Position Type

Pay Range
Pay Range $123,494.00 - $197,590.00

Public Works

Assessment Requirement

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