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Senior Construction Manager

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$34.46 $48.25 $5,972.95 $8,363.17 $71,687.00 $100,361.00


Performs a wide variety of complex construction management duties requiring considerable independent judgment and action. Provides supervisory and managerial direction to construction inspectors and helps ensure that public works construction activities undertaken on behalf of Larimer County are completed in compliance with the design plans and specifications.


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 supervision from the functional manager.
  • May exercise direct supervision over assigned professional and/or technical staff.
  • Develop procedures for the overall construction inspection and management group; review, modify and update these procedures as required.
  • Plan, organize, supervise and assist in inspection and testing of all construction projects undertaken by the Division of Public Works. These projects may include bridges, roads, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, sanitary and storm sewers and related facilities.
  • Direct and supervise the operation of the materials testing laboratory.
  • Assist in contract document preparation.
  • Perform contract administration related work on all construction projects from bid opening to project closeout. Work includes pre-bid and pre-construction meetings, review of cost estimates and preparation of progress payments.
  • Plan, organize and assist in supervision of construction staking.
  • Initiate as-built surveys and prepare as-built plans on all construction projects for permanent record.
  • Assist with project related utility relocation coordination.
  • Work with Road Supervisors and Road and Bridge Construction Foremen to develop scheduling, construction staking and cost accounting procedures for force account construction projects.
  • Assist with design related activities, including review of engineering plans and specifications for constructability.
  • Assist in definition of construction inspection programs related to land development construction activities.
  • Assign, direct and supervise activities of assigned staff, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards. Administer or make recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, scheduling work hours, granting leave, appraising performance, disciplining and submitting such records and reports as required by County policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Techniques, materials and equipment used in the construction of public works and utility projects.
  • Construction materials testing equipment and procedures.
  • Colorado Department of Transportation specifications, construction practices, materials and procedures.
  • Contract administration procedures.
  • Scheduling of construction activities.
  • Principles of employee supervision, training and evaluation.
  • Observe, evaluate and supervise the work of contractors and consultants, and monitor contractual agreements to ensure compliance with the design plans and specifications.
  • Read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Write technical reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Use personal computers and standard word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
  • Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.


  • Six 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 with major coursework in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.

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