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Development Review Manager - Public Works job in Boulder

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Organization:  City of Boulder
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Boulder
Salary and Benefits:  $90,000.00 - $137,200.00 Annually (DOQ)

Development Review Manager - Public Works


Under limited direction, to coordinate, supervise, and manage project review, permitting and inspection activities involving the interpretation and application of codes and standards for public improvement construction for development within the city and serve as a technical advisor to Council, Advisory Boards and staff. This position functions as a member of the Planning & Development Services (P&DS) management team emphasizing a problem-solving orientation, effective communication, focus on continuous improvement, effective and efficient service to the public and co-workers, accountability in completion of tasks, appropriately incorporating the principles of community sustainability into work on a routine basis and performs related duties as required.



1. As a member of the P & DS management team, provides leadership and contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring, improvement, reporting and management of the following:
• the P & DS strategic plan;
• a comprehensive customer service program;
• the annual work program;
• business processes;
• fiscal management; and
• continuous service improvements.


2. Manages and directs Engineering and Development Review for water, wastewater, flood/drainage, and transportation facilities. This includes the following:
• Working with staff to identify goals, develop and implement work plans and establish and monitor work measures in alignment with the objectives of Planning & Development Services.
• Ensuring a consistent and timely review of development proposals;
• Supervising and coordinating the work of staff project specialists, engineers, and right-of-way construction inspectors to ensure the consistent and accurate application of development regulations, policies and standards intended to protect public health, safety and welfare;
• Managing engineering review related fee calculations and revenue collection;
• Ensuring the consistent and timely review of right-of-way, utility and floodplain and wetland permits;
• Coordinating activities across P & DS, and with other City Departments, the City Attorney's Office, and other government entities;
• Investigates alleged code violations, identifies and implements necessary actions to achieve compliance;
• Responds to flood and other community emergencies to provide technical support and the management of operations as needed.


3. Coordinates with customers and staff to implement project review and construction through project completion involving city infrastructure, including transportation, water, wastewater and storm drainage facilities, coordination with non-city utilities including electric, gas and telecommunications infrastructure and city requirements involving floodplains, wetlands, stormwater quality and alternative modes, including travel demand management. This involves the following:
• Ensures that project applicants are fully informed of city requirements, processes and deadlines, from time of initial contact to completion of the project.
• Works with applicants to make changes in project applications in order to achieve compliance with community plans, policies, codes and criteria, while respecting the needs and objectives of the applicant.
• Serves as technical resource to customers, Advisory Boards and City Council.
• Serves as technical resource and provides support to Right-of-way Construction Inspectors, Engineering Specialists, Engineers, Project Specialists and other Planning & Development Services staff.
• Monitors project implementation from design through construction to completion to ensure compliance with applicable approvals and city requirements; coordinates with applicant and city inspection staff to resolve issues.
• Responds to inquires about project applications, city plans, policies, codes, processes, construction, and related matters.
• Reviews disposition documents, development agreements, subdivision agreements, and other documents as needed.
• Communicates analysis findings, recommendations and decisions to the applicant, community and applicable decision authorities, such as Advisory Boards and City Council.
• Attends public meetings to aid in issues identification, and provide information to the community about applicable city processes, requirements, opportunities for participation and related matters.


4. Facilitates and manages processes and projects. This may include the following:
• Manages projects involving the periodic review, analyses, and adoption of new codes and standards, and coordinates the associated public review process. Develops and maintains project plan, monitors and evaluates project progress and project budget. Coordinates project activities and tasks, and directs the activities of team members. Facilitates and supports on going communication processes. Develops and administers training processes, as needed.
• Facilitates processes within groups to explore options, develop consensus, and implement policy direction related to codes. This may include making presentations to multi departmental, citizen, or advisory board groups, facilitating meetings, and conducting public hearings.
• Facilitates the evaluation of business processes, develops and implements systems and new technology and procedures, and coordinates with other staff to ensure the proper maintenance of plans, documents and records.
• Compiles and prepares information or special reports in response to citizen, departmental, or other requests.
• Develops and prepares materials and data and serves as an advisor for City Council, and Advisory Boards.
• Manages consultant contracts and hires and supervises consultants.


5. Participates in the team of managers responsible for the operation of the P & DS Center. This includes coordinating efforts to ensure the most direct and efficient provision of services for our customers.


6. Assists in developing and implementing long range master plans for Public Works systems. This includes the following:
• Coordinates the Engineering Review group's analysis of the adequacy and impacts of proposed systems;
• Maintains and updates the Public Works Design and Construction Standards for public facilities;
• Provides direction in developing long range plans for Public Works.


7. May be assigned acting status in the absence of the department director.


8. Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the City.


9. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment.


Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.


The City of Boulder is committed to service excellence for an inspired future and the following values:
• Customer service - We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our community and our co-workers by demonstrating consistent and professional service with a solution-oriented approach
• Respect - We champion diversity and welcome individual perspectives, backgrounds and opinions. We are open-minded and treat all individuals with respect and dignity.
• Integrity - We are stewards of the public's trust and are committed to service that is transparent and consistent with city regulations and policies. We are honorable, follow through on our commitments and accept responsibility.
• Collaboration - We are committed to organizational success and celebrate our shared dedication to public service. We believe community collaboration and the sum of our individual contributions leads to great results.
• Innovation - We promote a forward-thinking environment that supports creativity, calculated risks and continuous improvement. We embrace change and learn from others in order to deliver leading edge service.

All City supervisors are responsible for understanding and enforcing relevant collective bargaining agreements and Management policies; hiring and firing supervised employees or making related recommendations; ensuring employees are trained initially and on an ongoing basis, as needed; providing appropriate feedback to employees by monitoring day-to-day performance; completing performance evaluations on time; correcting problems in employee work habits or performance in a timely manner; prioritizing and scheduling work functions and vacations; ensuring adherence to established safety standards; ensuring the timely completion and submission of all paperwork required by the City to process employee transactions, insurance or injury claims, etc.; maintaining related records; ensuring the accuracy of reported time use; and appropriately incorporating the principles of community sustainability into work on a routine basis.



A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience, including experience as a supervisor working with government, preferably municipal, functions and processes involving development review, bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated skills facilitating the development of work plans with staff. Demonstrated ability to identify clear standards for employee work performance, monitors work performance, track qualitative performance measures and actively seek customer feedback. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of engineering and technical personnel, and provide quality control for technical work competence, responsiveness and customer satisfaction. Demonstrated verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with development review work functions. Demonstrated skills in coordinating the activities of a work group with activities of other work groups in an organization. Demonstrated process facilitation skills and experience making presentations before boards, commissions, and neighborhood groups. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels of the organization. Microcomputer experience, including permit tracking, electronic mail, Word, Microsoft Word, Access and Excel. Thorough knowledge and experience in the application of current engineering principles, practices, and procedures as they apply to municipal construction of Public Works infrastructure. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations pertaining to water, wastewater and flood control including the United States Environmental Protection Agency; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations pertaining to transportation including Federal Highway Administration and Colorado Department of Transportation. Ability to obtain registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado within two years of hire. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history, motor vehicle record and credit history.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Master's degree in Engineering or Public Administration. Demonstrated experience in managing projects and public processes involving the review, evaluation and adoption of engineering codes and standards. A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in the design and administration of municipal/civil engineering projects. Experience in implementing software systems that automate manual processes. Experience with budget preparation, costing of services, revenue collection, and fee analysis. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado. Previous experience working in a university community. Previous experience managing engineering plan review and inspection services in local government.



WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
Physical and Mental Effort: Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials. Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate computer equipment and other office equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to work in an office setting. Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer video monitor and/ or operating a keyboard. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions. Ability to perform a range of manual tasks in a construction environment such as climbing stairs or ladders, visually observing work performed, and wearing appropriate safety equipment such as boots, hard hats, and safety glasses. Occasional driving and visiting construction sites.
Work Environment: Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment with occasional exposure to conditions typical of a construction site.
Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, telephones, calculators and copy/fax machines. Uses City vehicle.


ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.


1101 Arapahoe, 1st Floor
Boulder, CO 80302

An Equal Opportunity Employer

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, GO TO THE CITY OF BOULDER WEBSITE: https://bouldercolorado.gov/human-resources/jobs-and-volunteer


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