Director of Public Works
City of Aurora

The City of Aurora, CO, is seeking a Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works plans, coordinates, administers and directs the operations of the Public Works department. The director utilizes asset management principles and practices to oversee the city’s facility and transportation infrastructure.  The position provides the highest levels of customer service by fostering positive relationships with internal and external customers and city leadership. 

The Public Works Department is comprised of approximately 229 full-time employees and an approved FY24 operating budget of $37.7M.  The Public Works Department is responsible for providing a variety of infrastructure services to Aurora residents and visitors. Service programs under the management of Public Works include Engineering, Facilities, Streets, Traffic, Real Property, and Parking and Mobility.

Candidates shall have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field, is required, along with eight (8) years of progressive experience and responsibility directly related to public works and at least five (5) years as a supervisor/manager with an organization and community of similar size and/or service level.  A master’s degree and a Professional Engineer license, and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferable. 

This position is eligible for a flexible/hybrid work schedule, but candidates must reside in proximity to the Greater Aurora/Denver Metro Area.

Location: Aurora, Colorado
Salary: $200,000 - $230,000
Final filing date: Frist resume review is Monday, April 8, 2024

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.