Construction Project Manager


Are you an experienced construction manager seeking an opportunity to take the lead on your next major infrastructure project?  The City of Gunnison is launching a multi-phased water system improvement program, totaling approximately $50 million, over the next 5 to 7 years.  The program includes a new water treatment plant with the capacity to treat 6 MGD.  The City prides itself on taking ownership of its capital projects and needs a highly qualified professional to serve as the primary, responsible program manager on this critical investment in water infrastructure.  

The Construction Manager will have oversight of all phases of the program from overall program development and funding to design, construction, and close-out.  The ideal candidate will possess skills in time management, budgeting, planning, leadership, and effective coordination.  Extensive industry experience and an educational background in civil engineering and/or construction is preferred, as well as a record of excellent contract and grant management, negotiation skills, and problem-solving on large scale projects.  The City has not yet determined a project delivery method but anticipates that progressive design-build or construction management at-risk will be utilized and is therefore seeking a candidate with experience in alternative delivery methods.  Professional engineering license is NOT required.

First review of applications is March 22, 2024.  Position is open until filled.  

The hiring range for this position is $83,200 to $112,400 depending on experience and qualifications.  

Work Hard and Live Well!  Make Gunnison Valley your next home.

Gunnison, Colorado

  • World class outdoor mecca with skiing, hunting, fishing, backpacking, rafting, and much more.
  • Located within 15 minutes of the largest body of water in Colorado – Blue Mesa Reservoir.
  • Rural community life in a population of 6,700 residents.
  • Home to Western Colorado University is a unique, small size, accredited institution.
  • Well-ranked and community-focused schools from PreK through 12th

City of Gunnison Benefits 

  • 13 paid holidays 
  • 12 sick leave days 
  • Vacation balance accrues at 4.62 hours per 2-week pay period, up to 180 hours (3 weeks) totaled per year.
  • Medical, dental, and vision premiums covered 75% by employer 25% by employee for employee and dependents. 
  • 5% mandatory retirement contribution matched by employer to total 10% contribution in the Colorado Retirement Association (CRA), in addition to participation in Social Security.
  • Gunnison Recreation Center membership cost covered for employee, discounted cost for group/family membership.
  • Transitional, temporary housing and a hybrid work schedule may be available.


Welcome to Gunnison

Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,560 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western Colorado University students numbering an additional 2,500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community.
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