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Field Construction Coordinator

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$28.48 $39.88 $4,936.44 $6,912.40 $59,245.00 $82,943.00


Performs a wide variety of professional office and field construction management/engineering work involved in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Public Works facilities. Assists other engineering staff in the performance of office and field engineering work. Manages paraprofessional level projects in support of the engineering function.


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 immediate supervision from functional manager.
  • May exercise direct and indirect supervision over lower level paraprofessional engineering staff.
  • Represent the County in the area of construction administration and County regulations and standards enforcement and serves as a liaison between the County and contractors.
  • Provide construction management for projects and coordinates the construction inspections to ensure that materials and construction methods are in compliance with plans and specifications. Supervises project construction to ensure budget, contract, and schedule compliance.
  • Coordinate and prepares plans and specifications for various construction projects.
  • Coordinate projects with other County Departments.
  • Gather field data and perform layout for the construction and modification of public works facilities; follow through to ensure correction of problem and resolution of complaints. Advises the County regarding unforeseen construction problems and negotiates change orders with contractors.
  • Manage projects as assigned; prepare bid documents as needed; monitor progress and quality of work performed; maintain and update appropriate records and files; train and supervise work performed by lower level paraprofessional staff as assigned; follow up as needed.
  • Coordinate assigned activities with appropriate County and outside agencies; review and prepare reports; determine compliance with applicable regulations and policies; ensure project completion.
  • Update databases for tracking road improvements, warranty information, street acceptance, client complaints, developer contacts, and drainage issues.
  • Inspect various structures such as utilities, streets, bridges, culverts and other construction; check line, grade, size, elevation and location of structures for conformance with plans specifications and regulations; inspect materials for identification as conforming to specifications.
  • Operate a personal computer in the performance of assigned duties including the performance of mathematical calculations, computer aided drafting and data file development and manipulation and cost accounting.
  • Conduct inspections and render objective and impartial decisions firmly and tactfully.
  • Compile data and prepare written and financial reports on assigned projects.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public concerning Engineering, Road and Bridge, drainage, or improvement district activities.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Advanced professional and paraprofessional principles and procedures of Civil Engineering and construction for public works projects, primarily road and storm drainage, and customary inspection practices.
  • Thorough understanding of construction materials inspection, sampling and testing and a working knowledge of utility trenching and backfill procedures described in the Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards, Larimer County Road Manual and State of Colorado, Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction or a comparable manual.
  • Construction equipment, materials, and methods.
  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to Civil Engineering programs.
  • Surveying equipment, principles, problems, techniques, and practices.
  • Mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
  • Operational characteristics of a personal computer.
  • Track and expend project budgets for the benefit of the County on assigned capital and/or roadway improvement projects.
  • Initiate and review purchase orders, monthly progress payments, and monthly expenditure reports.
  • Calculate and track quantities and associated costs for Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Conduct inspections and render objective and impartial decisions firmly and tactfully.
  • Enforce applicable street and storm drainage construction codes and standards.
  • Read and interpret construction plans and engineering drawings.
  • Interpret legal descriptions, plat maps, and other technical references.
  • Provide technical information to contractors and the general public.
  • Update databases for tracking road improvements, warranty information, street acceptance, client complaints, developer contacts, and drainage issues.
  • Coordinate projects with other County departments.
  • Operate a computer to perform mathematical computations, computer aided drafting, and data file development and manipulation.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Manage professional engineering projects.
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Research, prepare and analyze data, and perform accurate engineering computations.
  • Organize material and present information clearly and concisely both verbally and in written form.
  • Understand, interpret and prepare legal property descriptions, engineering records, and maps.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Two years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management or a related field.
  • American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) or the Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) training as a Traffic Control Supervisor is desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.

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