Project Manager II – Denver International Airport

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Largest airport in North America, 3rd busiest airport in world


The City and County of Denver utilizes a hybrid model workplace that balances the responsibilities of public service with the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees work where needed, at a city site and/or in the field at least three days a week and telecommute remotely at a designated workplace within the State of Colorado the remaining days.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 30,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.

Airport Infrastructure Management (AIM) Development is the primary delivery arm for design and construction projects at DEN. The Facility Project’s group within AIM Development manages over $450 million worth of design and construction projects of the airport’s-built environment, including new and existing  mechanical systems, structural remediation, passenger loading bridges, electrical upgrades, accessibility improvements, roofing replacements, and interior finishes focusing on sustainability, total-cost of ownership, and excellence in design. The AIM Development team is looking for an interdisciplinary Senior Project Manager who brings a depth and breadth of technical proficiency; critical problem solving, communication and facilitation; financial acumen; stewardship; and an ability to invest in the success of the Airport.

The management work for this position will primarily focus on leading project development, coordination, and planning for all Facility construction projects that are associated with the current and future Airport Capital Improvement Plan as well as other projects that may arise that are not on the capital plan.  The manager’s roles will require effective coordination, communication, and collaboration with DEN stakeholders, project managers, and engineers, to effectively develop strategies, feasibility, and implementation support for coinciding construction work around the Terminal, Concourses, and outlying building network.  This position is essential to ensure continuity in operation, alignment of all project schedules, optimization of systems, and to develop project efficiencies that reduce the overall impact to DEN Customers.

Additionally, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for delivery of DEN facility projects, which are complex, high in value, and critical to the Airport’s success.  This includes major rehabilitation and/or new construction building envelop, mechanical, structural, and electrical systems on secure and non-secure areas of the airport.  This position will assist with leading and mentoring staff, monitoring and adherence to  design standards, championing section and project objectives, and evaluating the effectiveness of program delivery methods and procedures.

Addition responsibilities of this position include:

  • Plans, coordinates, and communicates with stakeholders both internal and external to the city, working with intergovernmental organizations, interacting with utility companies, other City agencies and departments, and works with consultants and contractors
  • Prepares project bid materials with professional consultant teams and cost estimates with DEN Project controls staff, which includes evaluating bid qualifications and proposals, and works with stakeholders on project designs, concepts, and timeframes for project completion
  • Acts as a team lead on projects and assignments, coordinates the work for contractors and consultants, assists inspectors with difficult or unusual code compliance issues, keeps team members focused on tasks and assignments, and allocates resources effectively
  • Project management work on complex projects, which includes monitoring overall construction and design, tracking project schedules, overseeing cost and expenditures, ensuring compliance and conformance to engineering standards within contract specifications, and confers with management on risks, costs, and allocation of resources within the various phases of the project
  • Reviews and evaluates design drawings, specifications, and project development documents for permits, which includes the review and approval of traffic control plans
  • Reviews projects to ensures compliance with engineering codes and standards, monitors projects for quality, identifies strategies to overcome scope/schedule/budget barriers, ensures materials comply with project specifications, reviews calculations, and performs field and site inspections
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

We are looking for candidates that are flexible, adaptable and excel at building relationships with stakeholders.  In addition, we are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Experience managing large scale construction infrastructure projects
  • Experience in the architectural, engineering and/or construction management industries
    Five to ten (5-10) years of applicable experience is preferred,
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong education and/or experience backgrounds that may include bachelor’s degree in Engineering,
  • Construction Management, Airfield Planning, or related field
  • Analyzing and maintaining project schedules and budgets
  • Managing design and construction contract agreements
  • Utilizing various project delivery methods
  • Planning, defining, and measuring project performance through reporting
  • Proactively identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating project risks
  • Identifying and implementing innovations to improve project and team performance
  • Professional Engineering licensure a plus

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

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Public Administration, or a related field
  • Experience: Three (3) years of professional project management experience in the related occupational group including planning, managing, and scheduling projects and preparing and reviewing contract documents
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • 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

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

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