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Facilities Project Manager

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$31.33 $43.86 $5,430.43 $7,602.25 $65,170.00 $91,238.00


This job performs professional and administrative engineering work for Facilities Services including professional duties related to the planning, coordinating, managing, and implementing of Capital Projects. Management of information regarding Capital projects from conceptual ideas through construction and warranty periods. Works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, agencies, consultants, contractors, vendors, and the public in delivering effective, innovative, and high quality services. Provides holistic services to internal customers and the public by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions, and agencies.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.   

  • Receives general guidance from the Facilities Director.
  • Exercises indirect supervision over professional, technical, clerical, and temporary staff and volunteers and interns.
  • Oversee the progress of projects for the purpose of administrative, managerial, quality, and budgetary control.
  • Monitor and coordinate budget, scheduling, and progress for Capital Project work.
  • Write Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications, and memorandums to the Director of Facilities Services.
  • Prepare design and construction schedules, design and construction contracts, and construction cost estimates.
  • Supervise the work of the designers and contractors to assure compliance with Larimer standards and specifications.
  • Work with the customers in departments to assure that their needs are being met on their projects.
  • Solicit input from the departments who will maintain the area of work once the Capital Project is complete.
  • Assist in the Director of Facilities Services in the development of Capital Project goals, policies, and annual work.
  • Assist in identifying issues and making recommendations for long-term capital project planning.
  • Act as liaison to the general public regarding capital projects; provide information and resolve problems as necessary.
  • Respond to questions from citizens.
  • Assist in resolving problems with contractors and consultants and negotiate settlements in disputes regarding contracted work.
  • Develop project scope, work plans, and resource allocations; select professional engineering consultants; evaluate existing utility operations and prepare engineering solutions which include economic, environmental, and community impacts; develop project implementation strategies and schedules; oversee the preparation of engineering and landscape specifications and bid documents; coordinate internal and external reviews and permits; estimate construction costs; and monitor and track project budgets. Prepare contracts, bid documents, change orders, and amendments to consulting agreements.
  • Coordinate construction with existing operations and monitor construction schedules. Ensure compliance with codes, specifications and standards.
  • May represent the County at public meetings, administrative hearings, County Commissioner meetings, and meetings with other governmental agencies.
  • Provide technical support to other staff members, contractors, developers, and the public.
  • Coordinate any follow-up to concerns with appropriate parties.
  • Read and interpret maps, plats, site plans, landscape plans, trail plans, grading plans, irrigation plans, and other plans as required.
  • Prepare correspondence and special reports as assigned in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, and time.
  • Evaluate service costs and make related recommendations.
  • Identify and recommend improvements in divisional and departmental operations to ensure support functions are efficient and cost effective.
  • Take proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances, and act accordingly to prevent accidents. Use all required safety equipment. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering, construction, and project management.
  • Broad knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques used in the design, construction, buildings, and other public works construction projects.
  • Knowledge of project scheduling, tracking, and project budgeting.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional standards and specifications as they relate to public works.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs and software applicable to engineering and financial tracking assignments.
  • Skill in understanding and responding to customer needs.
  • Skill in the operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Skill in the operation of office equipment such as personal computer (and applicable software programs), telephones, facsimile machine, calculator, etc.
  • Ability to handle confidential information; read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and engineering documents; interpret local, state and federal guidelines; read, understand, and apply technical manuals, complex analytical methods, and research reports.
  • Ability to manage projects and maintain schedules.
  • Ability to work from broad direction with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work well with culturally diverse people.
  • Ability to prepare budget documents, reports, and statistics.
  • Ability to organize information in a clear and logical format and organize activities in order to complete tasks in accordance with priorities.
  • Ability to address multiple demands and/or meet deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to interruptions, equipment failures, unusual demands, or changing priorities.
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the design, installation, management, and construction of civil engineering projects including utility, roadway, building, and park and trail projects as appropriate to the position.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, architecture, related engineering field, or construction management.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.

Physical Requirements:

  • LIGHT - Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those of Sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. MOVEMENT - Frequently 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours/day
  • CLIMBING - Ascending or descending using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • BALANCING - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing feats of agility.
  • STOOPING - Bending body downward and forward. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • KNEELING - Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • CROUCHING - Bending body downward and for-ward by bending legs and spine.
  • CRAWLING - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • REACHING - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • HANDLING - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • FINGERING - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • FEELING - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

AUDITORY - Not Limited

  • TALKING - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • HEARING - perceiving the nature of sounds. Used for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines.

VISION - Required

  • NEAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Use this factor when special and minute accuracy is demanded.
  • FAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Use this factor when visual efficiency in terms of far acuity is required in day and night/dark conditions.
  • DEPTH PERCEPTION - Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are.
  • ACCOMMODATION - Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus. Use this factor when requiring near point work at varying distances.
  • COLOR VISION - Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • FIELD OF VISION - Observing an area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point. Use this factor when job performance re-quires seeing a large area while keeping the eyes fixed.


  • EXPOSURE TO WEATHER - Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.
  • EXTREME COLD - Exposure to non weather-related cold temperatures.
  • EXTREME HEAT - Exposure to non weather-related hot temperatures.
  • NOISE - Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause mark ed distraction or possible hearing loss.
  • VIBRATION - Exposure to a shaking object or surface. This factor is rated important when vibration causes a strain on the body or extremities.
  • ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS - Exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes or, the skin.
  • CONFINED/RESTRICTED WORKING ENVIRONMENT - Work is performed in a closed or locked facility providing safety and security for clients, inmates, or fellow workers.
  • PLATFORM FOR MOVEMENT - Work requires walking on uneven surfaces, climbing or working on ladders, scaffolds or heavy equipment.


  • Office equipment such as computer, projector, copier, fax, etc.

HAZARDS - Occasionally 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours/day

  • Proximity to moving, mechanical parts.
  • Exposure to electrical shock.
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles
  • Working in road ways or constructions zones

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