Job Descriptions

Deputy Project Manager, Design (Maintenance Facilities)

  • Status: Exempt
  • Pay Grade/Code: EXI
  • Salary Range: $80,000 - $106,724 - $133,400
  • Division: Capital Programs
  • Department: Capital Programs
  • Location: Various
  • Reports To: See organizational chart for reporting structure
  • Supervises: Assigned Engineering Staff
  • Established: April 2010
  • Revised: January 2014
  • Approved By: Rick Clarke
  • Approval Date: April 2009

Description Of Work:

This position is responsible for coordinating and reviewing architectural, engineering and industrial design and construction efforts for commuter rail maintenance facility projects to include but not limited to, programming, planning, functional design, equipment requirements, horizontal and vertical rail alignments, typical cross sections, drainage, roadway and trackwork design, traffic control, and construction phasing. Prepares reports, special studies, construction schedules, and specifications as required. The position will interact with other staff members and relevant departments inside the RTD organization to ensure design criteria and operation compatibility.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of the FasTracks team, working effectively in a diverse work environment.

Provides support to the project manager.

Performs, reviews, and evaluates the design and procurement documents prepared by others.

Directs day-to-day activities of design consultants.

Interviews, hires, assigns work, and conducts performance management for RTD assigned staff.

Prepares technical reports, progress reports, special studies, and cost estimates to support other engineers, staff and consultants.

Performs, reviews, and evaluates trackwork, civil and architectural designs, including facilities to ensure adequacy and completeness, verifying that they meet the necessary fabrication, construction, operation, safety, maintenance, and economy requirements.

Establishes trackwork, civil, and facilities design concepts and criteria.

Prepares and makes presentations to various groups including the RTD Board of Directors, Board Committees, PUC, citizen and private interest groups as required.

Coordinates projects with local, state, regional and federal agencies, including the railroads and utilities, to ensure compliance with applicable standards.

Coordinates design efforts with other disciplines.

Takes action to advance the goals of the district’s Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plans.


Fills in for project manager during absences.

All other job-related duties as assigned.


A Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

Extensive and progressive experience in commercial building planning, design, construction and maintenance of railroad, and rail maintenance facilities.

A working knowledge in civil, track, railroad and transportation engineering principles including construction practices and safety, construction phasing, and codes and standards governing commercial building and rail maintenance facility projects.

Understanding of the programming, planning, functional design, equipment requirements of rail maintenance facilities.

Strong familiarity with design and construction efforts for the rail projects, including horizontal and vertical alignments, typical cross sections, drainage, roadway and trackwork design, traffic control and station interface.

Understanding of basic scheduling.

Demonstrated ability to design projects to budget and schedule.

Ability to manage a large complex design project with multiple components.

Ability to develop and oversee complex engineering plans and specification, and resolve complex design problems.

Ability to coordinate the work of consultants.

Ability to supervise and direct the work for a team of professionals.

Project management skills

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and oral.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate and multi-task effectively.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce.

Willingness to be reassigned to various projects as needed.


An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics consistent with required qualifications as determined by the job analysis.


COMMUNICATION (C): uses coaching skills, good listener, clear and concise communicator, empathetic, respectful of others

TRAINING & DEVELOPING: provides hands on training and instruction, encourages educational development

WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT (C): timely completion of assignments and projects, willingly undertakes special assignments, manages time to address tasks during normal working hours.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: provides feedback on performance throughout the year, initiates performance plans and disciplinary actions at appropriate times, plans ahead to prepare and present appraisal to salaried employees within thirty days of due date (only exception is unplanned extended absence), consistently follows the CBA in performance management of represented employees.

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: perceived fairness; tolerance; honesty; consistent in application of policies and procedures.

DIVERSITY ORIENTATION: encourages and supports diversity of employees and contractors (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise); participates in Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action events and training; refers EEO/AA concerns in a timely manner.


ACTION ORIENTATION: persists and finishes projects despite obstacles, or redirects when necessary; takes action and addresses opportunities with little supervision; takes extra steps to prevent mistakes or create opportunities

JUDGMENT: makes appropriate and sound decisions after weighing alternatives; follows policies and procedures; thoughtful consideration for other’s opinions; logical

TEAMWORK: respects all members; solicits other’s opinions; supports and complies with team decisions; shares useful information