Larimer County

Senior Project Manager

Job ID
Position Type
Full Time - Regular
Hiring Pay/Range
$77,965.00 - $109,151.00
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Information Technology
US-CO-Fort Collins




The Larimer County IT Department is looking for someone to join an established team of professional self starters in our Project Management Group.  We follow the PMBOK and value efficiency and organization over documentation for the sake of documentation.  We expect a Senior Project Manager to have extensive experience, allowing the individual to get up to speed with our systems and start being productive almost immediately.  Our team values a work environment with a sustainable work life balance, professional co-workers, and the satisfaction that comes from doing work that serves our citizens and makes our community a better place to live. We see local government as a place to grow, add value to our citizens, innovate, and become a leading governmental IT organization.  If these are important to you, we encourage you to apply to be the newest member of our team!


The Senior Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of the planning and execution of IT and Process Improvement programs and projects from conception to final project delivery, including the coordination and integration of activities, resources, scopes, schedules, and budgets of each assigned project.  The Senior Project Manager directly manages a broad spectrum of projects in terms of complexity and scale with multiple interdependencies. 


Specifically, a Senior Project Manager:

  • Develops, creates, executes and revises project plans including scope, schedule, and budget baselines.
  • Provides project tracking, updates, and analysis of key performance indicators throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Tracks and reports on variance data in relation to scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Manages project interrelationships to avoid resource conflicts and to ensure timely delivery of multiple interrelated projects.
  • Advises Division/Department on application customizations, interface strategies with other County data, and to recommend improvements to business procedures, processes, or work flow.
  • Performs Project Post Implementation Reviews (PIR) for closed projects; uses PIRs to determine best practices and apply them to Project Management Group processes.

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The Senior Project Manager position is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU).  The City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture of education, healthy citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy.  Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area.  Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.  The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:

  • "Top 10 Healthiest Cities" ( - April 2015)
  • No. 13 “Best Place to Live” ( - September 2015)
  • “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012).


  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in information systems, technology, or a directly related field.
  • 6 years project management experience.
  • 6 years project management of medium to large complex IT projects preferred.
  • In-depth practical knowledge of the Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, or a closely related field.
  • Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certification preferred.
Other Information to Note: 
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
  • All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.

Employee Benefits

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