Jan 01, 2022

Senior Development Project Administrator - Community Planning and Development

  • City & County of Denver
  • Denver, CO, USA
Full time Architecture Construction Landscape Architect

Job Description

Please apply to this position as soon as possible. This application will close without further notice.


This is a limited position, eligible for benefits, with an end date of 12/31/2023.


BUILDING COMMUNITY: Denver Community Planning and Development is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building. CPD regulates planning, zoning, development and maintenance of private property in Denver. We're working hard to make Denver a great place to live, work and play! Visit DenverGov.org/CPD.

Interested?  At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top of this posting and/or visit www.denvergov/jobs  


The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a Senior Development Project Administrator to work in our Development Services Project Coordination work group.


The Development Services Division of the Community Planning and Development Department administers Denver’s building, fire and zoning codes through review, permitting, and inspection of all new development projects in Denver. Through each of these critical roles, Development Services helps to implement the city’s vision for an outstanding Denver.

The successful candidate for the Senior Development Project Administrator position will direct and manage the coordinated review process for major development projects, including the complex coordination of large, multi-phased, neighborhood scale projects.  This position provides a single point of contact (from project inception to completion) that ensures that the entire review and approval process is timely, well-coordinated, efficient and predictable with the focus on successful project outcomes.  Projects are assigned based on size and scale, geography, complexity, and the needs of the customer.


Senior Development Project Administrators meet with customers early in the conceptual stages of the development process to provide critical information about milestones and critical paths for the developer.  They are responsible for managing the project, providing project updates, resolving conflicts between policies, codes and regulations across internal city departments and agencies and external entities, such as, Denver Water and Xcel Energy, and to track and document the history of a project through the review and approval process.  Senior Development Project Administrators are not expected to be advocates or expeditors, but rather project management liaisons leading and managing the review process with an emphasis on achieving successful outcomes.


Some of the day to day responsibilities include: 

  • Managing large scale and multi-phased developments through various infrastructure, site planning, and subdivision phases

  • Coordinating with City Agencies and Departments to ensure implementation of city plans, regulations and policies through the review process, including assisting with development of zoning code amendments, Urban Design Standards and Guidelines, open space and parks plans, infrastructure design, Development Agreements, and capital improvement review

  • Providing Urban Design review and guidance for projects within Design Review Districts

  • Managing the review responsibilities across a wide variety of assigned projects within the Development Project Management team

  • Facilitating the coordinated review process across agencies resulting in conflict resolution and final project approvals

  • Be involved with applying relevant codes, focused on successful place-making to create well-designed outcomes through review of development plan proposals.

  • Reviewing development permit applications for completeness, accuracy, conformance to applicable regulations and coordination/distribution of applications for review by appropriate section/agencies within established timeframes.

  • Balancing multiple projects of different scopes and scales, ability to work closely with other city departments/agencies and external agencies to manage customer expectations

  • Documenting decisions, outcomes, and approvals of development project proposals

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Three to five years of direct experience reviewing a multitude of design review site plan submittals for compliance with building and zoning codes, design standards and guidelines when applicable and a thorough knowledge and understanding of architectural, site planning/engineering and development principles, practices, and procedures.  This includes experience managing large, multi-phased development projects

  • Strong analytic capabilities, experience in development review and development codes

  • Knowledge and understanding of architectural, site planning and development principles, practices and procedures

  • Experience with professional city planning and regional planning

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing

  • Efficiently demonstrates excellent time/work management skills

  • Works well under pressure and able to multitask

  • Problem solver that can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to mitigate risky outcomes

  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized

  • Self-motivated and motivated to help others

  • Ability to work as part of a team to support both internal and external customers

  • Dependable and can maintain confidentiality


We realize that your time is valuable so please don't apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Public Administration, Business, or a related field.

  • Experience Requirement: Five (5) years of professional experience reviewing development projects, rezoning, or amendment requests.

  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

Internal Number: R0033391

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