Trail Project Manager


The Trails Project Manager (TPM) is a full-time, salaried position responsible for managing and participating in the operations of trail construction projects.
The TPM is primary responsible is making sure that all trail crews running as efficiently and safely as possible while ensuring the overall quality of each project.

The TPM is responsible for the on-going development, training, management and growth of all trail crew leaders and trail crews. Additional responsibilities and job duties include assisting with hiring of trail crews, marketing, implementing utility locates, and conducting client walk-throughs and other construction related duties.

Travel is frequent, typically requiring employee to be on the road 3-4 days per week. The TPM will be able to return home on the weekends during Colorado projects. Out-of-state and out-of-country travel typically requires longer periods away from home office. We are seeking an individual that demonstrates passion for trail building and the outdoors, and that is motivated to continue trail building education through conferences, reading, and certifications.

• Maintains proper correspondence with project partners throughout all stages of the job
• Ability to assess trail corridors both existing and future in the field on varied terrain and in varied climatic conditions
• Complete tasks associated with pre and post-project requirements; such as pre-project site walks and inspection, efficient scheduling of trail crews, tools and materials organization (as well as sourcing), safety facilitation, and post-project inspections and follow-up
• The supervision and support of all trail crew leaders and equipment operators
• Must ensure that employees assigned are trained in the duties delegated to them and strictly enforce safety in all aspects of operations, including writing and performing/arranging training on standards of work
• Provide assistance and expertise in the training and development of new personnel, ensuring consistency within the business unit to maximize productivity, safety, and efficiency that will create a culture of exceptional client experience
• Assist staff with job costing of labor, materials, and equipment. Evaluate by benchmark completion comparison to costs
• Schedule daily, weekly and monthly projects while ensuring staffing levels for both labor and equipment are adequate and proper.
• The TPM may also assist the Trails Manager (TM) with design & layout of trails on larger projects while implementing smaller project designs and reroutes with crews
• Ensure compliance with applicable laws concerning trail building, including grading and stormwater management permitting processes
• Work with the marketing team to expand Timberlines trail operations
• Occasional trail work may be required and encouraged to help motivate trail crews
• Performs other functions as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and/or a minimum of four years’ landscape trail building experience in lieu of degree.
• Be willing to travel (a lot) in Colorado, nationwide, and sometimes worldwide
• This job requires a uniform and the use of personal protective equipment as well as adherence to all safety rules and policies. This will include back country first aid and bear safety training
• Minimum of four years’ experience in trail planning, design, construction, and maintenance
• Ability to interpret electronic, hard, and verbal plans through use of GPS, GIS, and other electronic tools
• Ability to read and interpret clinometer for designing & flagging sustainable grades
• Proven track record of managing a crew and facilitating a team-based environment
• Creative, pro-active problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to inspire others to their full potential
• Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English
• Attendance at training sessions and/or seminars including annual PTBA Conference among others, off season internship, and participation in at least 1 volunteer trail building project per year
• Proficient with computers and the Microsoft Office Suite
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License and approval by Timberline’s insurance company
• Possess or obtain a valid U.S. Passport within first 60 days of employment
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations
• Must have a professional appearance.
• Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in an entrepreneurial environment
• Self-starting initiative to pursue improvements and projects without substantial supervision
• Must pass post-offer background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, criminal record, and MVR
• Bilingual Spanish, highly desirable
• Knowledge of Aspire, Office 365 and Sage Software, highly desirable
• Must be willing to do things outside of your job description. All team members help and support other departments when necessary

• This job is an indoor/outdoor job which will require time spent at a desk environment using a computer as well as exposure to variable weather conditions
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
• Depending on the job, this position could require back-country camping, hiking for miles with a day pack, and dealing with all weather conditions
• This job, at a minimum, requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and traversing steep, loose uneven terrain

Location: Base Office: Colorado Springs. Requires Travel (Colorado, nationwide, and sometimes worldwide)
Position Title: Trails Project Manager
Reports to: Trails Manager
Supervises: Trails Crew Leaders and Equipment Operators
Department: Trails
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and/or a minimum of four years’ trail building experience
Experience: 4 + years
Career Level: Manager (exempt)
Salary: 45k – 65k per year DOE
Hours: 40+
• Health insurance
• 401k matching
• Paid time off