Associate Parks Project Manager

Associate Parks Project Manager
Organization City and County of Denver
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Jan 29, 2023

This posting will accept applications until 11:59p on Sunday, January 29.

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to make Denver a livable, inclusive, and healthy city? Are you passionate about parks, planning, design, and building projects? Denver Parks and Recreation’s Planning, Design and Construction Division is excited to announce the posting of an Associate Parks Project Manager position.

Under the direction of a Supervisor or Project Manager, the Associate Parks Project Manager performs some duties as a Parks Project Manager on assigned projects to complete plans, designs, and capital construction improvements.  The primary functions of the position include performing parks landscape planning and design work, managing and coordinating landscape projects for parks, open spaces, trails, and parkways, while serving as a Project Manager for smaller and more moderately difficult projects.

Job Responsibilities of an Associate Parks Project Manager include:

  • Performing project management work on more moderately difficult municipal parks landscape design and implementation projects while managing the work of consultant designers and contractors for more moderately difficult parks projects.
  • Coordinating the activities of contractors engaged in the design and construction of landscape projects while maintaining project conformance with city and department standards and practices
  • Developing and refining design plans, specifications, and other requirements under the supervision of a Supervisor or Project Manager
  • Assisting with the development of long range and short-term planning, design, and construction initiatives, including modifications to policies, procedures, and standards related to parks and landscape architecture projects
  • Defining the scope of work for a project under the direction of a supervisor, reviewing project work plans developed by a design consultants or construction contractors, determining and monitor schedules, project milestones, and project budgets
  • Coordinating the work of consultants engaged in the design and/or construction of more moderately difficult capital improvement projects.  Reviewing plans and specifications for compliance with standards and practices under the direction of a supervisor, performing on-site inspections during construction to determine work progress and conformance to established bid specifications/contracts, and providing technical support in solving problems
  • Facilitating stakeholder outreach and engagement, including with Park Operations, office of the City Forester, neighborhood groups, and other internal and external parties to successfully complete projects
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

We are looking for an experienced, self-directed, and dedicated design or construction management professional with strong organizational, communication and project management skills.  The candidate should be a team-player who works well as part of a team, and with a variety of stakeholders with diverse interests, throughout the life of a project.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Exposure to and interest in municipal parks design, management, and ecology
  • Experience with simultaneously managing several projects in various stages of completion
  • Proficiency with: AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Adobe Creative and Microsoft Office Suite software

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 Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Planning, or a related field.
  • Experience: One (1) year of professional city planning, landscape planning, regional planning, project management in the related occupational field, or experience creating, drawing, and rendering urban design project plans and concepts.
  • 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.

To be considered for this position, you must include a resume. Upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab.

Position Salary Range

$59,075.00 – $97,474.00

Starting Pay

$70,000 – $85,000/year, based on experience and education

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