Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of municipal, county and state engineering and public works standards, practices, and materials.
- Experience with capital project construction management.
- Knowledge of current management practices.
- Ability to conduct highly effective meetings.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, staff, citizens, upper level management, and other City department staff.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet established deadlines and exercising independent judgment to complete an assignment.
- Ability to effectively manage/resolve conflicts, utilizing various problem solving techniques.
- Ability to deal with stressful working conditions and situations, and handle political issues with tact and professionalism.
- Knowledge of financial issues, such as budgeting, sales and use tax, and grant administration.
- Ability to work effectively with federal, state, and local agencies, and ensure compliance with technical, financial, and legal requirements.
- Ability in preparing and presenting public presentations and conducting public participation meetings/forums.
- Ability to understand, interpret and explain municipal ordinance, contract documents, design criteria, and specifications.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings, and evaluate construction methods and materials. Ability to research and develop new policies and standards.
- Ability and knowledge to use a personal computer and standard software programs such as Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or related field; minimum ten years management experience with demonstrated progressive responsibilities including five years of experience managing/supervising professional level managers; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado preferred (not required). Valid Colorado driver’s license required.
The Ideal Candidate
A very strong candidate offers the ability to creatively blend a project’s technical requirements with the vision and high standards for the City of Fort Collins. The Ideal Candidate patiently builds strong relationships with regional stakeholders and understands the value of collaboration and partnership. This individual has a strong sense for the subtle cultural differences and high expectations throughout the City, and recognizes opportunities to go well beyond the minimum standards to optimize every project. The Ideal Candidate offers talent in articulating a vision for innovation and continuous improvement, and fosters a strong culture of collaboration and creativity within the Engineering team, partnering City departments, Developers, Agencies, and Citizens for World Class results.
The Ideal Candidate will also offer:
- Advanced written, communication, and presentation skills;
- Demonstrated supervision, leadership, and mentoring experience;
- Experience applying diplomacy and negotiation strategies in order to determine the best path to project completion;
- Experience navigating municipal infrastructure projects during rapid growth and/or in a University town;
- Depth of knowledge in incorporating ADA compliance into infrastructure projects.