Colorado Department of Transportation Professional Engineer II - Office of Program Management in Denver, Colorado

Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.**

About CDOT Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By providing Freedom, Connection and Experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical and dental plans
  • State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
  • Choice of 2 retirement plans
  • 401K and 457 plans
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Work life programs
  • Free RTD EcoPass
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Training To learn more about our benefits visit:

#LI-POST Description of Job

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is filling a Professional Engineer II (PE II) vacancy in the Office of Program Management (PMO). As the PE II, you will be responsible for directly assisting the Director of the Office of Program Management in developing and implementing policies and procedures related to overall engineering program management at CDOT. You will be expected to apply knowledge of engineering theories, principles and practices to engineering project delivery knowledge, as well as knowledge of CDOT's planning and financial processes.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Director with integration and coordination of program delivery with project planning and project delivery provided by CDOT Regional, Project Support, and Transportation Development staff;
  • Assist Director with support and interface with CDOT's Division of Accounting and Finance (DAF) as it relates to cash management and syncing up of project/program scope and requisite advance planning in compliance with State Transportation Improvement Programming process;
  • Assist Director with application of risk management principals at both the program and project levels;
  • Assist Director with coordination of standard project/program tracking and reporting of financial and schedule performance. Assistance will involve development and implementation of the appropriate framework to collect necessary information to report on project schedules, budgets, and expenditures at the statewide level regardless of project dollar amount; identification of gaps in information and development of processes and procedures to address the gaps; development of reports to track status of program delivery; coordination with the asset managers to identify reporting needs to assist them in managing their respective asset programs;
  • Assist Director with improving/changing CDOT's project management culture; provide input into CDOT project management training curriculum; assisting with preparation of monthly and periodic reports for Commission and executive management;
  • Coordinate with asset managers and CDOT Regions to develop and collect necessary information to support program management; work with CDOT employees to incorporate performance indicators developed through RAMP and project portfolio management to ensure consistency and frequent communications; work with DTD on how best to integrate program/cash management into the required planning processes (e.g. STIP, TIP) in support of program management;
  • Provide technical and policy oversight in developing program schedules at the statewide level; aggregate region program schedules and expenditure forecasts to monitor progress and statewide level and to recommend management interventions to achieve department targets;
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
  • Travel required during work hours throughout Metro Denver/Front Range
  • Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado
  • Required to operate CDOT vehicles Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • At minimum, the ideal candidate will have current registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. (Please include your Professional Engineer License number on your application.)
  • AND at least two years of professional civil engineering experience which must have included project management experience in both design and construction. One year of this experience must have been at the fully-functioning licensed professional engineer level.
  • 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. Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

The* Exceptional Applicant *will be an experienced Professional Engineer and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in civil engineering design and construction;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with CDOT pre-construction and construction project delivery processes
  • Knowledge and experience with project financing requirements, processes, RAMP, STIP, TIP, etc.
  • Maintain current working knowledge of engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices;
  • Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to quickly changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
  • 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; building consensus through give and take;
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, and customer service skills;
  • Excellent time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;
  • Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
  • Excellent ability to identify and analyze problems using sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions;
  • Passion for safety;
  • Working effectively in both independent and team situations;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, SAP, Microsoft Project and the strong ability to quickly learn other software systems. 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 differed 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 "TC logiQ".

TC logiQ, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding TC logiQ, including its privacy policy, may be found online at TC logiQ is located at 629 N. Weber St., Suite 7C, Colorado Springs, and can be reached at 877.825.6447.

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, education 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. Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. 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.

Complete Applications must include the following documents: 1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement) 2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application) 3) A Cover Letter (please attach to your online application or you may email it to

Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please describe how your experience has prepared you to work with CDOT's engineering regions to implement program management at CDOT, including developing and implementing new procedures associated with project and program management.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

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.

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.

*The Assessment Process: *Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. 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 of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Appeal Rights:If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

ADA Accommodations: To request an accommodation, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the contact listed on this announcement as soon as possible to be timely for the assessment process. Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to participate in the hiring process. The person making the request may be asked to provide additional information regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed which will be kept confidential. Advance preparation may be required so requests for accommodation need to be timely for each part of the assessment.


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Salary: $6,998.00 - $10,610.00 Monthly $6,998.00 - $10,610.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: HAA-50005037-10/16

Location: Denver, CO

Department: Department of Transportation

Closing: 10/25/2016 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: State of Colorado

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