Project Director, 16th Street Mall Project
Employment Type: Full-Time
About Our Job
The City and County of Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is seeking a Project Director for the 16th Street Mall Project. The 16th Street Mall Project Director will serve as a critical and leadership position to drive and oversee the delivery of the 16th Street Mall Project.
The 16th Street Mall Design-Build Project will reconstruct and renovate the Mall to increase opportunities for public use of the Mall, address deteriorating infrastructure, improve safety for pedestrians and vehicles, and maintain mobility for desired transit operations for all users. The project will include replacement of the granite pavement system, utility relocations, realignment of the transit way, development of Public Life elements, installation of new trees and landscaping, drainage and water quality enhancement, and cross street improvements.
The successful candidate is a leader skilled with managing large professional teams through highly visible, political projects.
Job duties include: Performs “core” operational level management by directing functional and/or operational areas for a division. Represents the division’s positions, initiatives and interests with a focus on the delivery of superior customer service; ensures staff is sufficiently knowledgeable and dynamic regarding customer service protocols and performance expectations. Works with the management team and staff to recommend strategic initiatives, goals, and objectives for the division and once approved, to implement them. Directs the performance of the division by implementing the strategic plan, and the associated division level key performance indicators (KPIs). Develops and implements strategies for optimizing performance of the division with the goal of meeting or exceeding the established KPI performance benchmarks. Establishes and implements division’s standards, procedures, systems and guidelines. Provides expertise and consultative guidance to internal and external stakeholders as assigned which may include elected and appointed officials, citizens, and members of the business community. Implements policies, programs, operating procedures and practices for the division and effectively manages operating costs. Ensures all budgets remain at or below established targets. Coaches, mentors, and challenges staff. Champions continuous improvement, including devising new strategies and new opportunities. Leads staff development initiatives that include training, development, and succession planning. Develops goals, documents performance, provides performance feedback and formally evaluates the work of the employee; provides reward and recognition for proper and efficient performance. Assists staff to achieve performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards. Fosters an atmosphere of innovation in order to challenge the organization to think creatively, especially as it relates to positive citizen and customer experience opportunities. Performs other related duties as assigned. Any one position may not include all the duties listed. However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.
Our ideal candidate will have the following skills: Leadership and management skills necessary to lead a project committee and manage professional teams on highly visible and political project with multiple stakeholders. Collaboration, organizational and communication skills necessary to be an effective contributor in the joint management of large complex projects. Thorough organizational and analytical skills including skill to provide high quality control. Detail oriented to accurately proof contracts and other documents. Ability to identify and balance resources for producing or delivering project deliverables.
We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have at least the following minimum qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Architecture, Planning or related field based on a specific position(s). Experience: Three (3) years of experience at the type and level of functional or operational management (comparable to at least 'Manager' in the City's internal management classification series). Education/Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years 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. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
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