Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $84,561.00 - $103,617.00 Annually 
The salary range for this position is $84,561.00 - $122,674.00 Annually 
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 overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces
Department Information
The Facilities Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Senior Public Works Project Manager. This person will project manage design and construction projects for city municipal buildings. This includes project management of capital improvements and new building construction. Project management includes project planning, design, budget management, and construction oversite and other duties as assigned.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.



  • Organize and participate in the development of requests for qualifications (RFQ) and request for proposals (RFP): by assisting in responding to questions during selection process, evaluating RFQ and RFPs, leading pre-proposal meetings and participate in interviews; and by assisting in the recommendation of the award
  • Review and approve design phase submissions for proper alignment of scope, quality, budget and schedule
  • Construction oversight for projects: conducts walk through with contractors, identify pre-problems areas, coordinates and approves construction schedule and monitor project through completion
  • Review, negotiate, and approve change orders
  • Inspect completed and in-progress work sites, performs field construction inspections
  • Negotiate and monitor contracts
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of assigned personnel
  • May serve as on-site construction manager
  • Review and approve pay applications and invoices
  • Monitor, evaluate and manage performance of professional and construction contract services (eg: architectural, engineering, estimating, scheduling, constructability/compliance review, construction management, etc)
  • Provide assistance in the identification of issues and resolution of disputes and claims, may apply judgment on all design and construction related problems and trouble shoots to expedite completion and closeout of projects 
  • Participate in negotiation of professional design and construction services agreements and amendments,  assist in negotiating guaranteed maximum price (GMP) proposals
  • Manage project budget: deliver high quality projects on time and on or under budget to client's satisfaction
  • Ensures compliance with design and government regulations
  • May work with consulting engineers, contractors, and other agencies
  • Review and evaluate design plans and specifications developed by City staff and outside consultants
  • Work with City's Purchasing and Contracts Division in publishing requests for proposals and in selecting consultants and contractors for capital projects
  • Develop and implement purchasing contracts for complex projects
  • May perform additional duties as assigned


Education: Bachelor's degree in construction management, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, architecture or other related field preferred.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Experience: A minimum of six (6) years of relevant progressively responsible experience as a project manager including, but not limited to, project design and construction management. Proven history of successful delivery of vertical construction projects on-time and within budget. Seven (7) years of relevant facilities project management experience preferred.
Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of current engineering design and construction principles and practices applicable to public facilities projects; local, state and federal laws and regulations related to assigned function
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior management, employees consultants, contractors and citizens; handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and fulfill goals and objectives; direct and effectively supervise other employees and consultants; plan and schedule work unit operations; and perform as a project manager for complex projects.
Skills: Strong interpersonal, analytical, project management and supervisory skills.
Licenses, Certificates and/or Equipment Required: Prefer professional registration or certification in an applicable field that might include architecture (state registration), engineering (Professional Engineer), construction management (certification) or other applicable field. A driver's license with a good driving history. 


Physical Demands: Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing; vision for plans review, data analysis and preparation; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard; foot/eye coordination for operation of motor vehicle for field inspections; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.
Work Environment:  Works both indoors and outdoors with exposure to varying weather conditions, noise, fumes, chemicals, and dust
Equipment Used: Frequently uses standard office equipment including a computer system and routine software and business applications, including but not limited to: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, project scheduling and tracking software, and databases; audio-visual equipment; motor vehicle. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment. 

Essential Personnel: When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.


For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach 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.

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, 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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