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Project Manager III – Energy & Water Infrastructure Projects and Programs

Job Posted 8/9/2023
Colorado Springs Utilities
Colorado Springs, CO
United States
Experience Required
Degree Required
Government / Civil Service
$118,123.00 to $123,385.00 Per Year
Job Description

Our Project and Program Department, Energy & Water Infrastructure Section, is looking for two Project Manager III to join our team.As a Project Manager III, you will be responsible for managing large-scale and complex infrastructure projects. In this role, you will provide project manager 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.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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 implement program plans aligned with organizational strategic goals. Plans will include objectives, requirements, risks, 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.

  • Monitor 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 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

  • Demonstrated project management experience, preferably in a field related to utility infrastructure is key

  • Experience in managing complex projects and programs

  • 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

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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 –10 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 $10.00 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


    • 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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    E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

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    Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support


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