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City and County of Denver - Engineering Director - Right of Way Services - Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

  • 03/15/2023 11:31 AM
    Message # 13132759

    City and County of Denver

    Job Title

    Engineering Director - Right of Way Services - Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

    Job Location

    Denver, CO

    Job Status


    Job Description / Primary Objective About Our Job:

    The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure, and services.

    For more information, please visit the DOTI website.

    DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:

    DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets, and people of the city with the greatest need through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.

    DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People; (2) Operate with Discipline; (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions; and, (4) Deliver Results.

    DOTI contains six administrations and over twenty divisions. One of the largest DOTI divisions is Right of Way Services Division (ROWS) which sits within the Operations Administration. There is no other division that touches as many different aspects and stakeholders within DOTI like ROWS does.

    This division performs regulatory related responsibilities including:

    Project Plan Review & Permitting (engineering, survey, public & capital infrastructure, and private development)

    ROW Use & Shared Mobility Permitting

    Construction Permitting

    Project Inspections

    Land Surveying & Addressing

    ROWS is made up of 155 field, paraprofessional and professional employees. With the vision of being the ideal Right of Way management team in the country, the team is seeking an Engineering Director (Director) to lead the entire division. This position will be expected to:

    Lead and oversee diverse work functions by providing guidance and oversight for work plan development, budget management, workforce development, succession planning, program objectives and KPI’s, and divisional evolution to ensure that ROWS is continually aligned with DOTI and citywide goals and positioned to respond to Denver’s changing needs.

    Develop and implement vision.

    Analyze and pursue utilization of new technologies and innovative business practices to align with the mission more efficiently and effectively.

    Coordinate regularly with other divisional directors within the Operations Administration (Street Maintenance, Right of Way Enforcement (ROWE), Transportation Operations, and Fleet Management) as well as other leaders across DOTI and the city.

    Report to the Senior Director of Operations over the ROW Business Unit, which includes ROWS and ROWE, and ultimately to the DOTI Chief Operating Officer (COO).

    Make tough decisions, act fast when necessary, and implement solutions to challenges that come from all directions.

    Sustain and enhance ROWS best in class employee culture through strong leadership.

    Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Direct the DOTI ROWS Division including working with leadership team to develop annual and multi-year work plans and strategies, ensure resources are available to enable work plans, resolve complex business issues, and establish management practices and processes that enable accomplishment of performance standards

    Provide leadership and direction to managers, supervisors and staff members to ensure the continued development and management of an efficient division

    Grow a culture of safety as an imperative, focused on both internal employees and the traveling public

    Guide sections and teams to establish goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards of the division to successfully support the realization of the department's strategic framework

    Coach managers and supervisors through effective delegation of authority and responsibility to foster succession planning

    Communicate business and work area plans and goals to managers and/or supervisors to secure buy-in

    Review, approve, and implement recommended changes to plans and lead the development of process and operational improvements

    Resolve sensitive, escalated, and controversial operational and management issues by making decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives

    Represent the division/department in meetings with elected and/or appointed officials and other city entities. Serve as the city representative with a variety of public, business, and community organizations. Foster collaborative relationships to the benefit of the organization

    Select, train, develop, and evaluate subordinate staff. Make decisions on hiring, terminations, promotions, and disciplinary actions as required

    Employ meaningful metrics to manage resources, identify innovation opportunities, and ensure goals are successfully achieved

    Ensure staff and financial resources are utilized effectively and appropriately; develop and shift resources based on business needs and data analysis within budget restraints

    Create a work environment which encourages team members to recommend and implement process improvements and policies

    Collaborate with other divisions in DOTI to plan and implement projects, programs, governance and goals for current and future concerns and regulatory compliance

    Serve on the leadership team for the DOTI Operations Administration

    Support the Senior Director of Operations and ultimately the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of DOTI with various initiatives, programs and special event efforts
    Requirements (Education, Level of Experience, etc.) About You:

    Our ideal candidate will have:

    Proven leadership experience creating a culture of engagement and trust, fostering staff development and empowerment, ensuring accountability, and striving for continued performance improvements.

    Extensive experience developing, implementing, and managing large and complex projects and programs that deliver the ideal results and the highest quality and safest infrastructure.

    Effective two-way communication skills used at all levels and settings within the division and with all varied stakeholders drawing on innate situational awareness and ability to influence.

    Ability to envision the ideal future and skills to lead a large organization to implement it.

    Character, compassion, courage, humility, balance, consistency and adaptability.

    We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

    Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

    Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of experience managing licensed engineers.

    Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted.

    Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements.
    License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.

    Requires registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers at the time of application.

    Registration in another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement, provided that the applicant has Colorado registration at completion of probation.

    Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
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