City and County of Denver

HVAC Manager - Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport, CO
The Mile High City may be picturesque, but it boasts more than just Rocky Mountain scenery. From its

Job Description

HVAC Manager

Posted: Friday, 11/10/2023
About Our Job
Note: This posting will accept applications until November 26th, 2023. Please apply as soon as possible!
Are you a strong, results driven leader with experience in HVAC, building automation systems, central utility plant management and/or large organization/facilities management? Do you thrive in an innovative, collaborative, and fast paced work environment and enjoy identifying opportunities, challenges, and providing solutions to improve day to day processes and long-term strategy? Are you looking for a role where you have a high level of influence in a challenge-driven environment, in which your decisions and leadership will positively impact the airport as a whole? If so, this may be the position for YOU! Denver International Airport (DEN) is recruiting for an HVAC Manager to join our team. This position is a tremendous opportunity for the right person with a proven combination of collaborative and ethical leadership, team building, creative and strategic thinking and problem-solving, and exceptional soft skills, as well as the ability to successfully coach, mentor, train, professionally develop the team, and provide direction through crucial conversations. We seek a leader with vision, who can develop an operational plan and establish measurable long and short-term goals that support the departments strategic plan. We offer work/life balance, unmatched benefits (including over three weeks of PTO and 12 paid holidays), and a pension plan for life. If this sounds like a fit, we invite you to apply today and join the DEN family!
Working for the City and County of Denver (CCD) is so much more than a job. It’s a chance to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of people around you. Click
to find out about all the amazing benefits and reasons to work for the city that you love!
Denver International Airport is the 20th-busiest airport in the world and the 5th-busiest airport in the United States, serving 64.5 million passengers and generating more than $26 billion for the region annually. DEN is the largest and newest commercial airport in the United States and consists of 15 million square feet of built environment.
As a HVAC Manager at Denver International Airport (DEN) you will be responsible for providing and executing a comprehensive maintenance program for DENs multi-facility HVAC/Building Automation System needs as well as operating and maintaining our 20,000 Ton/200 MBH Central Utility Plant. As such, this position requires someone who has a firm understanding of all facets of the HVAC industry and is comfortable developing and using data-driven analytics to provide DEN leaders with business-case options. DEN is currently upgrading older systems, while also continuing to stretch the life of legacy controls throughout the airport.
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am to 430pm, in office. On-Call Snow/Emergency duties are required during winter months.
Additional responsibilities include:
  • Leads, coaches, mentors, and challenges staff. Actively engages staff to get support and commitment while providing motivation and encouragement to meet goals and objectives. Establishes performance expectations and standards for all levels of employees
  • Administers the Preventive Maintenance program to ensure consistent, high-quality work. Develops and administers maintenance contracts to augment in-house capabilities
  • Collaborates with Project Managers on Project-Definition, Design-Intent, Estimating, Scheduling, etc.
  • Leads efforts in developing performance metrics and KPI's to facilitate data-driven decisions
  • Ensures efficient funds management by using fiscally sound practices. Research financial impacts and consequences of proposed recommendations and provides business-case justifications to other stakeholders
  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement by facilitating employee engagement and innovation through the identification and resolution of process improvement opportunities
  • Develops and implements standards, policies, procedures, systems and guidelines for the organization and subordinate supervisors and staff
  • Develops and manages workforce management programs that address training, position management, work classification, labor productivity and succession planning
  • Explains and defends the organization's decisions, actions, and recommendations to internal and external customers. Provides subject matter expertise and advice in HVAC and Central Utility Plant management
  • Some positions administer a snow removal program. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
About You
We value diverse perspectives and encourage candidates to apply even if you don't have all the desired skills. If you meet the minimum requirements and have a passion for the work, we encourage you to apply and to consider joining our team!
We are looking for a strong leader to provide operational and technical leadership to our HVAC maintenance/BAS team. The successful candidate for this position will have expertise in Building Automation Systems and controls and demonstrated leadership experience.
In addition, we are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
  • 3-5 years of HVAC/Central Utility Plant management experience and/or large organization management experience; In-depth knowledge of managing organizational teams and implementing industry-best practices; A proven track record building strong teams and empowering team members
  • Experience managing and maintaining a large-scale facility (multiple facilities, Central Utility Plant); Experience managing in a 24/7/365 operational environment is helpful
  • Strong leader with a strategic focus; Excellent communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills, as well as the ability to successfully coach, mentor, train, professionally develop the team, provide direction through crucial conversations, and other leadership strategies
  • Adaptable to constant change; Proactive; Innovative mindset and can bring new ideas to solve challenges; High level of customer service
  • A data/metrics-driven approach to analyze departmental trends and performance outcomes; ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Proven ability to partner with the business community to foster long-term, successful working relationships
  • The ability to effectively manage ambiguity as well as emergency situations, and to make critical decisions with confidence
  • Experience working with Maximo or other Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Progressive technical experience in the HVAC/Central Utility Plant career field
  • High level understanding and experience in the operation of Building Automation Systems
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field based on a specific position(s)
  • Experience: Three (3) years of supervisory experience
  • Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application
  • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • 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
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):
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
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.
About Everything Else
Job Profile
CA3314 Facilities Management Manager
To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click
Position Type
Position Salary Range
$93,744.00 - $154,678.00
Starting Pay
$115,000-135,000/year, based on experience and education
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.
For information about right to work, click
for English or
for Spanish.

City and County of Denver At A Glance

The Mile High City may be picturesque, but it boasts more than just Rocky Mountain scenery. From its roots as a gold mining town, Denver has grown into a leader in the communications, utilities, and transportation industries. The city boasts a population of almost 600,000 people in a metropolitan area of about 3 million. The city is located at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains and is the capital of the State of Colorado. Denver's government consists of an elected non-partisan Mayor and Auditor, and a 13-member City Council. Nine main departments, which include public works, environmental health, and human services, carry out the functions of the city. Its annual budget totals some $855 million.
Apply Externally

Classet is a skilled trades network. Once you have applied, A Classet recruiter will reach out within 24 hours to learn more about your career search! Classet helps everyone from experienced crafstmen & women to eager apprentices find new opportunities. We are here to help you find the right fit for your career.