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Posted: 10/18/2016

City and County of Denver
Community Planning and Development

At Community Planning and Development, we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. Denver's Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring that all buildings are safe. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the central business district; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Stapleton; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The Department's three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections. Learn more about how we're "BUILDING COMMUNITY" at www.DenverGov.org/CPD and www.DenverGov.org/DS

Engineer/Architect Specialist
03090 15039
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO
$87,825.00 - $140,520.00 Annually
Open Until

The City and County of Denver's Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking applicants for the position of Engineer/Architect Specialist.  

The Engineer/Architect Specialist performs specialized, advanced professional engineering/architectural work in one or more of the following areas: 1) project management work on complex, multifaceted projects from inception to completion including the management and coordination of projects that have city-wide impact and requires a global, strategic understanding of city agencies and city policies, standards, and systems; 2) identifies the department's engineering/architectural needs by initiating analytical studies to improve operating efficiency and meet city, federal, and state regulatory mandates; 3) responsible for engineering/architectural quality control involving all components of the department's complex programs; 4) monitors, evaluates, and modifies existing department architectural/engineering programs, systems, and processes for optimum efficiency and changing objectives and participates in strategic planning activities; 5) functions as the city-wide technical expert in one or more functional areas such as plan review for major city projects.  Exciting opportunity to be involved in the five-year expansion planned at the Denver International Airport.

Job Responsibilities


Performs project management work by managing, coordinating, and directing large, complex, multi-disciplinary development, redevelopment, and capital improvement projects including project initiation, development, production/execution, and closing/maintenance and project coordination with city departments, elected officials, affected community and business organizations, and other internal/external stakeholders. 

Conducts studies and surveys of department programs/projects, evaluates collected information/data and existing programs/projects to determine cost effectiveness/benefits and whether program/project objectives are being met, prepares systematic and objective conclusions using study data, and recommends corrective actions based upon departmental policies, sound engineering principles, and city, federal, and state regulatory mandates. 
Confers with managers and other engineering professionals to discuss current objectives and problems regarding existing engineering programs, identifies the existence and causes of inefficient engineering methods, practices, and applications, and makes recommendations for appropriate corrective action, policy changes, and/or program improvement.
Determines the department's current and projected engineering needs through participation in strategic planning activities in conjunction with top level managers and other leaders in the department and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, priorities, and programs. 
Coordinates and prioritizes programs/projects with other city departments, counties/jurisdictions, and other relevant agencies/parties and serves as a liaison for the department in order to negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. 
Functions as the city's technical subject matter expert in one or more functional areas, recommends alternative engineering applications based on changing conditions or new developments in the field, and investigates the feasibility and cost of implementing updated engineering/architectural methods, techniques, and/or processes.
Prepares reports and makes presentations to City Council and other stakeholders regarding programs/projects, policy, and planning issues, anticipates any repercussions, and responds to stakeholder concerns and questions. 
Serves as a technical and/or subject matter expert and provides training and mentoring to other staff members in the areas of project development, project design, project specification preparation, project management, contract management, quality control, and/or work program implementation.





Education Requirement:
Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering or Architecture.
Experience Requirement:
Three years of experience at the type and level of a Senior Engineer or Senior Architect. 
Education/Experience Equivalency:
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for one year of the minimum experience requirement.
Licensure and/or Certification:
 Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers at the time of application. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement providing the applicant is registered by the State of Colorado by the completion of the probationary period.
Registration as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Registration at time of application. Registration in another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement, provided that the applicant have Colorado registration at completion of probation.
Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application.

Preferred Certification:
Certification by the International Code Council as a Building Plans Examiner.


Additional Information


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Classification Title: Engineer/Architect Specialist CE2340
Pay Grade: 817E
Compensation Range:  $87,825.00 - $140,520.00
Department: Community Planning & Development
To Apply:  please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit www.denvergov.org/jobs
Assessments / Testing: This position may require an online or in-person assessment. If testing is required, you will receive an email from AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org  to your safe sender list and check you spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

We offer a very competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan)
  • Flex Spending Account
  • RTD EcoPass Discounts
  • Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Programs
  • Wellness Center


How to apply
Visit the application link below or apply at www.denvergov.org/jobs
Kourtney Green
Phone: 7209135670
Fax: 7209135670
201 W. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80202

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