project manager

Job Description

The Project Manager position within Ditesco is a registered engineer position with management authority. This position is responsible for design and construction of water, wastewater, utility, telecommunications, broadband, and heavy civil projects.  This includes construction oversight and the management and supervision of multiple projects at one time. A Project Manager will manage the overall contracting, budget management, progress, quality, delivery and customer experience across multiple service lines in Ditesco.  This position operates with minimal oversight from the Senior Project or Program Manager. This position is directly responsible for planning, management direction, project completion, client satisfaction, and the financial outcome of assigned construction projects.

Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the assigned Program Manager or Senior Project Manager
Supervision Exercised: May supervise subordinates
Job Classification: Full-time, exempt employee

Compensation: Ditesco offers a comprehensive compensation package including health care (75% of employee and family premium paid; 100% individual); 401k, paid vacation, holidays, floating holidays, and performance-based bonuses. Salary range for this position is $110,000 to $152,000 per year; 26 pay periods.

Application Process: Send us your updated resume and cover letter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Other duties may be assigned. Duties are varied in nature and include:

  • Works at local and remote jobsites, as assigned.
  • Responsible for management project design tasks such as data collection, report dissemination, plan and specification production, quality control, bidding and construction administration across all service lines.
  • Perform management of design and construction activities for broadband outside plant fiber and telecommunication initiatives.
  • Proven capability to draft technical reports, present, and speak in public.
  • Develop, implement, manage, and supervise project controls (cost, schedule, quality).
  • Develop and manage construction cost forecasts including cash flow analysis for various construction deliveries.
  • Directly responsible for internal and external job cost analysis on project budgets.
  • Performs project schedule analysis using Microsoft Project or other project management scheduling software to track critical path, and monitor float and project progress.
  • Oversee staff who prepare for and manage weekly project progress meetings.
  • Ensure all meeting minutes and overall job documentation are produced and distributed in a timely fashion.
  • Write, review and/or develop and distribute monthly dashboard reports.
  • Manage relationships with clients, industry and trade partners.
  • Responsible for proper job documentation including daily reports, test reports and agency reports.
  • Responsible for the development and management of construction quality control and assurance programs.
  • Responsible for all oversight of construction inspection efforts; for engineering design and construction management services.
  • Manage the overall contract administration of various project types (GMP, Unit Price, Cost Plus, etc.) including development, review, and approval of pay applications, change orders, field orders and change directives.
  • Oversee and manage work items, scheduling, and communication amongst contractors, utility companies, governmental agencies, citizens, and others as needed.
  • Perform and have direct responsibility for all contract administration.
  • Develop and manage project risk registers related to engineering design and construction management.
  • For assigned projects, ensure timely invoicing and accurate reporting of project costs; maintain Ditesco project budgets.
  • Perform internal and external job cost analysis on project budgets.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications.

  • Experience in engineering, project or construction management with an emphasis on heavy civil construction, telecommunications, buildings or industrial facilities.
  • Verifiable knowledge of engineering principles and construction practices related to heavy civil, commercial, and public buildings, water, wastewater, pipeline, telecommunications, and road/bridge construction.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with, and follow standard safety practices and procedures common to construction work.
  • Thorough understanding of project management approaches, strategies and construction phasing and practices to implement this knowledge in accurate scheduling and project controls.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile data and statistics and evaluate and write reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare budgets, and proposals, and manage job costs.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare engineering cost estimates for design and construction
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare construction cost estimates for design and construction projects to a Class 1 level of accuracy.
  • Ability to effectively communicate using both oral and written communication to internal, and external teams and clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, clients, and the public.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to supervise assigned staff, mentor, and manage career growth.
  • Proven knowledge of program management principles, financing, permitting, and overall project development.
  • AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and/or Microstation experience.
  • ArcGIS experience.
  • Microsoft Project scheduling software or similar experience.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required.

Special Licensing or Certification: Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado required.

Experience: Minimum 8 years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering and construction with an emphasis in the following areas:

  • Construction Management and Project Management
  • Contract Administration and Delivery Models
  • Engineering experience related to private, municipal or federal agency projects

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to communicate with clients and the public and respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively communicate with contractors and people in the construction trades to interpret plans, specifications, and contracts in resolving construction-related issues.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or clients. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to apply mathematical concepts necessary to perform structural, highway geometry, and hydraulic calculations at a professional engineering level.  Ability to develop, analyze and manipulate financial plans, forecasts and budgets.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, uneven terrain, underground or confined space conditions, building heights, and elevated workspaces.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud requiring appropriate hearing protection.

All employees are required to take OSHA confined space, fall protection, trench safety, CPR and other training classes as may be required by the company.

Travel Requirements
May be required to travel to projects greater than 50 miles from the main office location.  May be required to perform work at remote job sites for varying lengths of time.

Application Process: Send us your updated resume and cover letter.