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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Senior Vice President of Technical Operations

Senior Vice President of Technical Operations

Job Category:


Airline Service Providers

City of Denver Dept. of Aviation

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Application Email:

Open Date:

May 1, 2024


About Our Job

With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver. Click here to find out about all the amazing benefits and reasons to work for CCD!  

What We Offer 

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $149,947 – $254,910 annually. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but is not limited to:

  • Four (4) Medical Plans, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Pension Plan for Life (Employee contributes 8.45%, Employer matches at 17.95%) and 457 (b) Retirement Plan
  • PTO (over 3 weeks in your first year) and 12 paid holidays
  • Yearly Merit Increase
  • STD, LTD, HSA, FSA, Life Insurance
  • CARE Bank, Family Leave Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Employee Volunteer Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $2000/year), We Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Learning and Development Opportunities; Courses and Career Development Resources
  • EcoPass (unlimited free RTD bus/train rides)


In this position you can expect to work on site at the Denver International Airport 5 days days per week. Typical workdays are Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  There may be occasions where work outside these hours is required.  There is flexibility for occasional work from home.  Additionally, this position may need to respond to emergencies outside normal working hours.

About DEN

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36.4 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 37,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.  


Key responsibilities will include:

This position will be responsible for the strategic planning, asset management and operations and maintenance of strategically important systems at the Denver International Airport.  Among these are:

The Automated Guideway Transit System (AGTS)

The AGTS is the automated people mover that transports people between the terminal building and the concourses.  The system consists of 41 Alstom train cars, the guideway, controls, power distribution, and a maintenance facility.  The system is the only means of transportation between the terminal and Concourses B and C.  Uptime of the system is critical for the operation of the airport.  The system is operated and maintained by Alstom.

The Baggage Handling System (BHS)

The BHS includes traditional conveyor systems, an Individual Carrier System (ICS), and baggage lifts for oversize bags.  This system is the primary means of transport for all inbound and outbound bags at the airport.  DEN handles approximately 2 million bags per month.  The system is operated and maintained by multiple contractors.  Additionally, there are several capital improvement projects being conducted at this time.


Conveyances consist of elevators, escalators and moving walkways.  This program contains over 300 conveyances which are maintained by Thyssen Krupp.

This is a new position at the airport and this candidate will be responsible to build and lead a team that will oversee the Operations and Maintenance contracts for these systems.

This position will be responsible for ensuring that all contractual requirements are met or exceeded and that the airports provides excellent service to our customers.

This position will be responsible for master planning of these systems to ensure that we are investing properly for our growth and reliability while considering asset life cycle, key performance indicators and metrics, and predictive analytics.

This position will work closely with our capital project delivery team to ensure that capital projects are being delivered according to scope.

This position will work closely with Finance, Airport Operations, Airport Maintenance, Airport Asset Management and Senior Leadership to ensure alignment with the operation of these systems.  This position will also be responsible for interacting with internal and external stakeholders to communicate key performance indicators, report on goals, and solve operational problems.

About You

About You

What you’ll offer:

We are looking for someone with some or all the following skills and experience:

  • Experience with managing large and complex operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts with a focus on technical systems.  This position will be responsible for the operation of all conveyances (elevators, escalators and moving walkways), the Automated People mover (APM) which transports people between the concourses and terminal, and the baggage handling system (BHS).
  • This person should have experience with an Asset Management Program and understand Total Cost of Ownership, Likelihood of Failure, Consequence of Failure, Condition Assessments, etc.
  • Understanding of controls for complex mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Leading teams in a matrixed organization to include business partners.  This person should show demonstrated ability to lead people with a servant’s heart.  This person should also put a high value on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Experienced in writing and administering Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Understanding of key performance indicators (KPIs) for complex mechanical and electrical systems.  The ideal candidate should have experience in reporting of performance.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to engage stakeholders.  Stakeholders include but are not limited to airlines, federal regulatory partners, internal stakeholders, and customers.
  • Familiarity with airport capital improvement programs (CIP) and experience in planning for capital investment at an airport or other large facility.
  • Understanding of airport operations and maintenance and an understanding of how these systems affect the operation of the airport.
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to implement innovation.  This includes process improvement and technology.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to the specific functional or operational area.
Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of management level work experience which must have included managing professional level staff specific to the functional or operational area in the field of study.

One (1) year of management experience must include budget and fiscal oversight responsibility, evaluation of business processes, and policy and decision-making experience with planning and organizing multiple programs, projects, operations, or functions.
Education/Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years 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.
License/Certifications: This job requires driving. Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application.

Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Application Deadline

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Cover Letter

This position is expected to stay open until May 16th, 2024 Date. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than May 16th, 2024 at midnight to ensure consideration.

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts

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$149,947.00 – $254,910.00

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Denver International Airport

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

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