Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

This position is a contingent position and is eligible for medical benefits only

**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice. **

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as Project Manager on Parks Construction Projects; performs plans and specifications review, field construction coordination, and project management functions during the construction phase of parks projects

  • Oversees and coordinates parks and open space construction projects
  • Works with consultants and engineers' coordinates issues with outside agencies
  • Reviews construction plans and specifications
  • Evaluates plans and specifications and suggests changes as appropriate
  • Maintains accurate construction files and records
  • Meets with contractor to resolve problems
  • Attends pre-bid and pre-construction conferences to answer questions and brief contractors on expectations
  • Conducts walk-thru with contactors
  • Identifies pre-problem areas
  • Approves construction schedule and monitors project through completion
  • Reviews, negotiates, and approves change orders, observes completed and in-progress work sits to monitor work being done
  • Performs miscellaneous field work such as gathering information and performing basic survey work
  • Works on special projects as assigned and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, construction management, or a directly related field.
  • At least 3 years' construction management experience.  Prefer experience in a parks environment.
An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

  • Knowledge of computer operation and principles and techniques of construction as applicable to the construction of parks projects, construction materials and equipment, construction laws, and contracts. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, contractors, and citizens; use project management software consultants; negotiate and write field orders and change orders; write RFP's and detailed reports; review site plans, designs, and proposals; and coordinate construction activities
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills; skill in operating a computer with related software applications.
  • Valid driver's license

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: 

  • Light to moderate physical work which requires ability to lift a maximum of 25 pounds; some lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds; regular walking and standing; a full range of body movements including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; foot/eye coordination to operate a motor vehicle and perform field work; vision to read plans, specifications, and other written information; frequent hearing and speech communication with employees, contractors, and citizens.
Work Environment: 
  • Works indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and over all types of terrain with some exposure to dust, noise, traffic, and moving construction equipment.
Equipment Used: 
  • Operates a motor vehicle; survey equipment; and personal computer.


For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, Fingerprint Check and Employment References: As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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