Colorado Springs Utilities Project Manager II / Project Manager III Energy & Water Infrastructure Projects and Programs in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Project Manager II / Project Manager III Energy & Water Infrastructure Projects and Programs
Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support
Pay Range $94,099 to $129,376
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 11/14/23
Project Manager II / Project Manager III
Energy & Water Infrastructure Projects and Programs
As a Project manager, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across organizational boundaries to manage, prioritize, and execute priorities, budgets, and projects. Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Project Manager II and/or Project Manager III to join our Projects and Programs Department’s Energy & Water Infrastructure Group. You will be responsible for managing small to large-scale energy and/or water infrastructure projects, providing project management services for projects related to our electric, gas, water, and wastewater systems to ensure successful delivery within scope, budget, and schedule. Your project management expertise and experience in utility infrastructure will be valued in this opportunity. If you have demonstrated experience in project management (particularly in utility infrastructure), and are highly motivated and detail-oriented, we want to hear from you!
Project Manager II key responsibilities:
Manage small to medium-sized projects independently or as part of a project team. Monitor project progress, track milestones, and ensure adherence to quality standards and regulatory requirements. Assist intermediate and senior-level project managers with large-scale projects and programs
Develop and implement comprehensive project plans and strategies aligned with organizational goals. Plans will include objectives, requirements, risks, scope, timelines, budgets, and deliverables
Lead cross-functional project teams and coordinate and manage project resources including team members across departments, contractors, and materials
Monitor project budgets, financial forecasts, and cost control measures
Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders. Manage stakeholder expectations and communicate project status
Report out on project and program progress
Resolve issues, conflicts, and risks that impact projects
Develop contract documents for the procurement of goods and services
Project Manager III key responsibilities:
Independently manage multiple, large-scale projects and/or programs with large organizational impact. Monitor project and program progress, track milestones, and ensure adherence to quality standards and regulatory requirements
Develop and implement comprehensive project and program plans aligned with organizational strategic goals. Plans will include objectives, requirements, risk, scope, timelines, budgets, and deliverables
Coordinate cross-functional project and program teams and manage project and program resources including team members across departments, contractors, and materials
Develop and manage project and program budgets, financial forecasts, and cost control measures
Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders. Manage stakeholder expectations and communicate project and program status
Conduct project and program performance reviews and report out on project and program progress. Identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions
Resolve issues, conflicts, and risks that impact projects or programs
Provide mentorship, guidance, and training to junior project managers
Develop and/or assist in the development of contract documents (scopes of work, contracts, specifications, etc.) for the procurement of goods and services
Evaluate, monitor, direct, and manage outside contractors, consultants, and vendors
Assist with short and long-term planning for capital budgeting and projects
Who You Are
A bachelor’s degree in business, management, project management, engineering, or a similar technical field coupled with appropriate relevant experience is preferred
Experience in managing complex projects and programs (utility industry projects/programs preferred)
Knowledge of project management methodologies, frameworks, and best practices
Strategic planning and business acumen
Strong leadership and team-building skills
Advanced communication and stakeholder management abilities
Financial and risk management/mitigation experience
Experience in contract development, particularly in the public utility sector
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired
The ideal candidate for the PM II position will come with at least 2 years of project management experience; the ideal candidate for the PM III position will come with at least 7 years of project management experience, preferably in a field related to utility infrastructure.
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Our Commitment to Our Employees…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to rechargeVacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –12 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at zero dollars a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible
Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans
Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available
Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement
Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramCurious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support