Engineering Manager

Department: Engineering
Job ID: 2289

Hiring Salary Range:  $7,660- $10,800

Full Time, 40 Work Hours per Week, Regular position

Location of position: Main Campus

Opening Date: 4/10/17

Closing Date: 5/3/17 

Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received. Resumes may be attached to the application.

In addition, a summary description of your experience and how it will specifically benefit the Engineering Management position (1 page maximum).


Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.  Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation.  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water’s Engineering Division is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as an Engineering Manager (EM) in the Construction Management Section.  The EM will be working under general supervision, and will manage several direct reports in their Construction Project Manager position on Denver Water’s Capital Treatment projects primarily at our water treatment plants and other construction projects. These projects cover a wide variety of work located throughout the state and may include: pipelines, pump stations, hydroelectric facilities, dam outlet works, commercial buildings, civil and landscaping projects, valve vaults, electrical, instrumentation & control systems, cathodic protection, security, communication and fire alarm systems,  and corrosion control projects.  

In addition to managing other Construction Project Managers, this EM’s primary role will be to serve as the Construction Project Manager on the Northwater Treatment Project (NTP) a $400M new water treatment plant currently under design.  The EM will also assist the NTP’s Design Project Manager until construction begins in 2018.

Qualifications for appointment:

The successful candidate will have both project design experience, and construction management experience on large, water or wastewater treatment projects, and have a strong desire and a passion to assist Denver Water to become the “best water utility in the nation”.  Competencies include specific knowledge with engineering projects from planning, design, construction through start-up of treatment plants, and construction techniques, plans, specifications, material requirements and contracts.  The ability to perform mathematical calculations relating to engineering disciplines, Ability to develop and interpret contracts, and coordinate their scheduling requirements, and payment schedules and change orders.  Ability to organize, coordinate and supervise the work of others, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with contractors, Denver Water employees, other governmental entities and the public.  Desire to grow professionally, team player and willingness to assist the CM section with specific initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and manage the work of engineers and technical support staff.

  • Analyze a variety of advanced engineering problems. Coordinate or direct design activities necessary to solve these problems.

  • Direct the preparation and review of comprehensive technical reports, studies, and manage consultant design contracts providing design direction for construction project phases.

  • Provide direction on technical concepts and analysis of advanced engineering problems and solutions.

  • Promote team unity, coordination, and collaboration among DW staff, and their business partners, such as contractors, vendors and regulatory agencies.Mentor and develop staff engineers in to be experts in their respective discipline and are capable of successful project delivery for maintenance and capital projects.

  • Develop procurement, contract, and specification requirements on either conventional or alternative project delivery methods.

  • Ensure compliance with standards, codes, regulations, requirements and life safety issues.

  • Assist in scheduling, budgeting, and coordination of interdepartmental work plans. Responsible for budget estimate preparation and related project controls.

  • Responsible for ensuring that contractor adheres to intent of contract documents and completes project in a timely manner through periodic monitoring of schedule and negotiated time changes.

  • Responsible for managing construction contracts and their associated work being performed by contractors. This includes administering contracts and the coordination of support work to accomplish the completion of these projects.

  • Manage and ensure proper field performance through personal observation, contractor contact, and monitoring of work quality. Accomplish liaison functions between departmental staff and a variety of outside officials and contractors. May supervise outside consultants.

  • Monitor, review and maintain the value of expenditures on a project and control, additional costs through careful administration of contracts.

  • Develop, negotiate, and settle field problems arising among departmental staff, contractors, various officials, and citizens. Recommend change orders which may include time and/or dollar changes to contract.

  • Inspect construction to determine contractor progress and adherence to intent of contract documents.

  • Serve as expert in interpreting construction aspects of engineering designs, specifications, and related contract documents in group and individual settings.

  • Oversee preparation of a variety of technical reports, correspondence, calculations, and see that project records are maintained.

  • Provide contractual risk management and promote adherence to safety policies.

  • Interpret engineering designs, specifications, and related contract documents in groups and individual settings.

  • Responsible for informing contractor representative in writing or verbally of contract interpretations if conflicts arise.

  • Assist in the plan development, contractor compliance and execution of commissioning and startup of treatment plant systems and facilities.

  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Master degree preferred. 

Minimum 8 years of related work experience, including 4 years as a licensed engineer, 2 years supervisory experience which include multidisciplinary projects.

Licenses, Registration and Certifications:

Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Colorado

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from Project Management Institute or a Certified Construction Manager from Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) – (ability to obtain within 18 months of hire).

Possession of a standard driver’s license (ability to obtain within 1 month of hire)

Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and vacation/holiday/sick leave.  A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application. 

An offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a post-offer drug test. For a position of this type, Denver Water tests for the following: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and alcohol.

All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check, and a Strength test if required for the position.


Mr. Loren A. Robinson

1600 W. 12th Ave.

Denver, CO. 80204-3412


  • Denver Water will not accept or consider applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.
  • No resumes will be accepted unless they are attached to an online application.
  • Employment applications are accepted for current openings only.

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