Prof. Engineer II - Alternative Delivery Area Engineer - Denver, CO
Colorado Department of Transportation
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $7,591.00 - $9,548.00 Monthly
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Internal Number: 50004022
This position is only open to Colorado state residents.
Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent benefits package!
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The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.
Description of Job
About the Work Unit
The purpose of the Alternative Delivery Program (ADP) is to assist the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) regions in becoming more agile, flexible, efficient and innovative in delivery of their project portfolios. The ADP will provide:
A uniform vision in the application of all alternative delivery technologies, while ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws.
Explore and research new potential delivery methods that will assist the regions in delivering their portfolio of projects.
Provide consultation, coaching, guidance, and support to the regions in selecting, developing, and delivering projects using an alternative delivery method.
Provide subject matter expertise in consultation with the regions to aid decision making, and ensure application of best practice.
Represent the department among its peers nationally, and internationally both public and private, in the exchange of technologies, research and best practice.
Provide consultation, coaching, guidance, and support to any local agencies that are pursuing the use of alternative delivery methods on projects that include federal funding.
About this Position
The Alternative Delivery Area Engineer assists the Alternative Delivery Program Manager (ADPM) in developing and delivering a high level of customer support to the CDOT regions that use Alternative Delivery methods to deliver their engineering projects or programs. The principal delivery methods that the Alternative Delivery Program supports are Design-Build (DB), and Contract Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), however this position will assist the program in support and development of other types of project delivery technologies as well.
This position serves as a Subject Matter Expert on Alternative Delivery Project methods, strategies, and technologies and acts as resource to the CDOT regions that are utilizing alternative delivery methods.
The Alternative Delivery Area Engineer develops program or engineering documentation and technical guidance necessary to ensure repeatable success in the implementation of any of the Alternative Delivery Tools. This position provides input on the planning process, coaching, strategy, research, engineering support, training and document review to help groups meet the vision and goals of each individual project. This position will also be involved in researching and providing guidance on the development of new technologies that may help the regions meet their expenditure and schedule targets.
This position may be delegated to participate in urgent tasks such as legislative inquiry, grant application teams, program management efforts, emergency projects, and participate on other urgent response teams.
Major Duties include but are not limited to:
Solicit and procure professional services contracts that will be used in support of the Alternate Delivery program and the region project teams; develop Requests for Proposals; develop task orders on specific contracts including authoring appropriate scopes of work.
Work directly with CDOT statewide region project teams to ensure they have the tools (training, facilitation, subject matter expertise) necessary to complete the CDOT Project Delivery Selection Matrix process.
Facilitate the Project Delivery Selection Matrix Workshops to ensure that the obstacles and opportunities are based objectively on current practice and technology and accurately documented in the final document:
Once a delivery method has been selected, participate in the development of the engineering project, to provide influence, guidance, and consultation.
Manage and coordinate updates to the Design-Build and CM/GC manuals and develop Alternative Delivery Program guidance documentation necessary for project and program success.
Develop and maintain an online dashboard reporting system to track project pipeline, project ready sheet, and other essential project information for internal stakeholders, the public and industry.
Communicate the benefits and risks associated with each alternative delivery approach to region project personnel to assist in project/program decision making.
Determine compliance of proposed unique project approaches with AASHTO, federal, state, and local regulations; diagnose and recommend a course of action to bring proposed unique engineering project approaches into compliance with AASHTO, Federal, State and Local Regulations.
Research and communicate Department interests and positions on issues both formally and informally to internal and external stakeholder groups and develop communication strategies for the ADPM to present to peers, industry, legislature, and the public;
Attend national conferences and peer exchanges to gather data, information and best practice from nationwide experts and present those to the ADPM for consideration;
Research and document solutions for recommendations in development of Alternative Delivery department policy and procedure.
Investigate, research and document information to build a case of support, or reasoning for recommending an alternative delivery strategy, that would be presented by the ADPM to the CDOT Executive Management, Chief Engineer, Director of Project Support, Regional Directors, and Regional Program Engineers.
Research and recommend training to the ADPM, that would be beneficial to the program or to the Regions.
Consult with CDOT region and headquarters personnel in the delivery and implementation of alternative delivery techniques at any point in the lifecycle of the engineering project (Planning (NEPA), design, development, procurement, award, and construction) and provide detailed technical engineering support including:
Providing instruction, and practical guidance throughout the process.
Assisting the project teams in navigating the timelines associated with each delivery method, and the deliverables essential to success at each stage.
Supporting the regions in communication of their projects both to internal and external stakeholders.
Manage multiple priorities in support of several projects to ensure project teams are prepared to successfully deliver alternative delivery programs/projects.
Identify potential programs/projects that would benefit from an alternative delivery methodology.
Research and document any recommendations for potential programs/projects to be presented by the ADPM to CDOT Executive Leadership, and Region Leadership.
Troubleshoot struggling projects and provide solutions for immediate implementation to realign the projects with the region goals.
Work with other CDOT Headquarters’ resources to determine deliverable needs to accomplish compliance and tracking.
When delegated, train and observe evaluation teams to ensure compliance with previously approved evaluation policies and procedure documents.
Provide debriefs of project progress, evaluation outcomes, and award to the Alternative Delivery Program Manager for tracking and awareness purposes as requested.
Meet with Regional staff administering Alternative Delivery projects on an ongoing basis to assist with compliance challenges, reinforce best practices, and to provide assistance with any unique aspects of a project;
When delegated, present education and informational material on Alternative Delivery methods “best practice”, efficacy, and efficiency to the public, project stakeholders, and CDOT staff.
Staff and Resource Management
Analyze the workload of the Alternative Delivery Program and make resource and staffing recommendations necessary to ensure a high level of customer service.;
Serve as work lead to one position; delegate meaningful work to the position and provide periodic input on performance reviews of the subordinate position;
Provide non-project specific consultant resources to project teams for services typically used in Alternative Delivery methods;
Provide quarterly communications in newsletter format to both internal and external stakeholders.
Other duties as assigned.
Daytime work hours Monday – Friday
Required to travel statewide inorder to attend meetings, perform site inspections, attend design meetings and trainings, approximately 10%
10% overnight travel to observe evaluation and selection processes, and facilitate Project Delivery Selection Matrix workshops
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
Current registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. (Must include your Professional Engineer License number on your application.)
AND at least two (2) years of professional level transportation-related engineering experience, which must have included one (1) year at the level of a licensed Professional Engineer.
Must have experience with alternative delivery methods such as Design Build or Contract Manager/General Contractor.
The Exceptional Applicant will be a Licensed Professional Engineer with proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Extensive engineering knowledge and experience with the construction of transportation projects;
Working knowledge of, and experience with alternative delivery methods such as Design-Build (DB), and Contract Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC);
Knowledge of or experience with technology related to alternative delivery;
Familiarity with AASHTO, Federal, State and Local Regulations;
Passionate understanding of change management (the people side of change), achieving cultural change, and managing resistance;
Commitment to continuous improvements of processes and a desire to be innovative and inspire innovation in others;
A history of progressively responsible project or program management experience, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, and manage multiple, concurrent projects or tasks of varying complexities;
Maintaining current working knowledge of engineering best practices, CDOT procedures, regulations, and policies related to area of responsibility and to the broad range of engineering specialty areas at CDOT;
Experience developing and providing training to diverse groups of Stakeholders.
Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to quickly changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;
Ability to work under tight deadlines;
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, research and problem-solving ability.
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, vendors, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
Negotiating mutually acceptable solutions; and building consensus.
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral.
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Passion for safety;
Working effectively in both independent and team situations;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), Gmail, SAP, and the strong ability to quickly learn other software systems.
Conditions of Employment
A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.
Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.
Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination. Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’sPublic Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. (3/14/22)
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green 'APPLY' button at the top of this announcement)
A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)
A cover letter that describes your interest in this position, how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.
A detailed chronological resume.
If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit all application materials by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.
Notifications: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "email@example.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.
The Hiring Process:
All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
Be sure your application materials specifically address your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications sections as listed above. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.
Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.
Employment Screening If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with “Info Cubic”.
The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
Appeal Rights If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.
An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.
For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go tospb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at 303.866.3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1,State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, atspb.colorado.gov under Rules.
ADAAA Accommodations CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Lynn Livingston at LynnR.Livingston@state.co.us or call 303-757-9110.
Former State Employees Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is committed to saving lives and making people's lives better. In working towards that goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. From the Snowplow Driver that plows the roads for the morning commute, to the Civil Engineer that oversees construction for an expansion of roadway, these positions (and many more!) work together to ensure that Colorado has a safe and efficient highway system.
If your goal is to use your skills to make a positive impact on public safety and transportation in Colorado, then CDOT is the place for you. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn more about us and how we are working to serve the citizens of Colorado.