Project Manager I - Program Management Division - Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Denver, Colorado

Created 03/19/2023
Employer City and County of Denver
Reference 619620
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services, including transportation planning, design and construction; major projects, maintenance of streets, bridges and storm and sanitary sewers; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; and oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way including on-street parking. We employ a culture of safety throughout the department to strengthen workplace health and organizational performance. For more information, please visit

DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:
  • DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets, and people of the city with the greatest need. Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.
  • DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results.

The DOTI Program Management Division (PMD) is a Project Manager to support DOTI’s enterprise-wide engineering capital delivery and special city-wide initiatives. This includes supporting DOTI program and project managers delivering hundreds of individual projects, as well as supporting enterprise-wide program management capacity building and reporting efforts. Our group also leads unique, enterprise-wide projects, policy development and initiatives as needed. Our group’s two core functions are bringing Transparency and Performance & Program Quality and Standards to DOTI business.

This is an opportunity to leverage good work that has already been accomplished to stand up DOTI-wide programs, processes, and systems, and to enhance their reach within the organization. By helping to further DOTI’s program and project management core competencies, you will have a direct hand in bettering our city through improving transportation strategy execution, promoting consistent and disciplined ways of working and ultimately, the safety for the traveling public, increased mode shares of walking/biking/transit and sustainable infrastructure systems. You would also be part of a growing emphasis on strategic program approaches to project delivery within DOTI and help to expand that area of expertise internally.

These two positions will play a key role in implementing Project Management Institute (PMI)-based best-practice program and project management standards within DOTI, among other related internal training efforts.

You will be successful at this level by bringing and implementing ideas that will increase standardization, efficiency, consistency/discipline, transparency, collaboration and accountability (performance tracking) to our team and to our internal partners. This will ultimately help streamline and improve our programmatic management culture in DOTI. Job duties, aspects, and responsibilities of these positions include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist the Manager of Program Standards in PMD in developing a Program Management Standards training curriculum and suite of related tools and templates, then co-training program managers on these standards and best practices.
  • Work alongside the Manager of Program Standards in PMD and Program Managers to ensure set-up of respective programs according to both PMI principles and domains, as well as our broader Strategic Plan goals and objectives. Specifically, this will cover DOTI signals, bikes, sidewalks programs, among others.
  • Collect, monitor, evaluate and report program performance data against our multi-year Strategic Plans.
  • Collaborate with intra- and inter-departmental staff and management in evaluating overall program success and changes needed based on established goals and objectives. This may include supporting Plan, Design and Delivery leaders with thinking through organizational or operational adjustments to meet department needs.
  • Coordinate with other PMD and DOTI colleagues on our enterprise-wide Project Management Information System (PMIS), Asset Management Plans, Community and Business Engagement, Grant Management, etc. to ensure our systems and tools are aligned.
  • Use customer service and tact to communicate to a variety of audiences.
  • Understand and apply emotional intelligence to your work environment.
  • Identify and implement innovations to improve program and team performance tracking and reporting (consolidated visuals, dashboards, summary sheets, etc).
  • Understand project delivery mechanisms and procurement options within the structure of DOTI.

About You

Our ideal candidates will have:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in either leading, managing, or support in delivering technical programs, meaning programs composed of individual projects and initiatives. Experience may also include at least three years of managing projects , but with an understanding of and interest in pursuing program management.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in and proficiency with developing or coaching on technical tools, resources, process flows and streamlined document/process management.
  • Understanding of program/project management Monitoring, Evaluation and Lessons Learned and the respective tools and best practices needed to ensure accountability and excellence.
  • Experience building strong relationships with program or project teams in a complex and diverse environments, whether in large private, public or non-profit sectors.
  • Preferred experience working in transportation or public infrastructure construction, engineering design, or capital delivery. However, we understand that program management skills are transferable across industries and therefore invite individuals with related experience outside of these fields to apply.
  • Involvement in complex programs or projects with high dollar values or high political profiles.
  • A passion for supporting cultural and technical change within an organization to continuously improve work products and the working environment.
  • Experience and a comfort level with matrix management.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desired, or desire to obtain one.

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 Project Management, Engineering, Public Administration, Business, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field). We understand that program management skills can be obtained through a variety of educational routes and will accept degrees from any related area as long as the candidate has aforementioned Program and Project management training and/or experience.
  • Experience: Two (2) years of professional project or program management experience in the related occupational group including coordinating, administering, and monitoring programsor projects
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid driver's license. 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.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2290 Project Manager I
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$86,801.00 - $143,222.00

Starting Pay
Based on Experience and Education

Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure

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