Horizontal Portfolio

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What is the HIC?

As the Horizontal Integrated Contractor (HIC) for the National Western Center, Hensel Phelps will manage the Work Order Based Integrated Construction Contract to enable the Horizontal Portfolio for Phases 1 and 2 of the capital build. Project elements include preparations to make the site ready for construction, riverfront open space, sitewide infrastructure, site investigations and survey, National Western Drive, Bettie Cram Drive, and DRIR rail consolidation.


In conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, the HIC team has created a pilot workforce development program to connect individuals to industry jobs for the HIC project. The pilot program includes outreach, training and employment opportunities.

By connecting industry and job seekers to the NWC program, we are hoping to support the construction industry, build a qualified workforce, enrich the local economy and improve the quality of life for residents through better jobs and additional skills. To learn more about how to get involved, please submit one of the forms below:



Join WORKNOW for a FREE community training series in 2021. Learn about current jobs in construction AND earn industry credentials to start or build your career in an essential industry.

  • January 30, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • February 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • February 3 – 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (two-day session)
  • February 17 – 18, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (two-day session)

Class location will be provided upon registration. RSVP at WORK-NOW.org or by calling 303-352-6019. Click here to download the informational flyer.

Construction Careers Now Virtual Hiring Fair

Construction companies will continue to need new employees to serve the needs to BUILD Colorado.  The Construction Careers Now (CCN) workforce development team has created a virtual hiring fair that will connect CCN grads to potential employers. Register as an employer or learn how to become a future CCN student at buildcolorado.com/hiring-fair.

Members of the NWC HIC team will be in attendance at the virtual event to discuss current positions available on the HIC.

Current Opportunities


Four full-time positions available, starting at $16.00 per hour

  • Assist in installations or assemblies at shop, building or worksite
  • Assist with the set-up and operation of trade-specific equipment and machinery
  • Read and interpret blueprint specifications to define assembly sequence
  • Pre-employment drug screen required
  • Background clearance required

Please reach out to Jocelyn Robinson at 303.619.2589 for more information. To apply, email resume to JRobinson1@henselphelps.com

Class A Truck Driver

One full-time position available, $25 per hour

  • Class A truck driver with at least five years of experience
  • Clean background check required
  • No felony convictions
  • Frequent drug and alcohol testing required
  • Possible 6-day work week

Please reach out to Jocelyn Robinson at 303.619.2589 for more information. To apply, email resume to JRobinson1@henselphelps.com

Diesel Mechanic

One full-time position available, $27 per hour, plus benefits

Qualifications – all candidates must:

  • Have experience with heavy hydraulic equipment (will work on street sweepers)
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience with heavy equipment and DOT and brake inspections
  • CDL Class B License preferred
  • Prior knowledge of street sweeping equipment preferred
  • Clean background check required

To apply, email resume and a copy of MVR to kbeauregard@allstatesweeping.net or apply in person at the office located at 10150 E. 106th Ave., Brighton, Colo. 80601.


For more information on employment opportunities on the HIC project, please click on our project partner logos above.

Office Hours

Postponed due to COVID-19. Please visit work-now.org or reach out to Jocelyn Robinson at JRobinson1@henselphelps.com or 303-619-2589 for more information. 

Bidding Opportunities

Soil Import Applications

The Horizontal Integrated Construction Program at the National Western Center is accepting soil import applications through May 2023. Interested parties must meet the guidelines outlined below in order for the soil to be accepted:

  • The soil must be free of charge, including costs to transport it to the job site.
  • The soil must have a maximum particle size of two inches, less than 40% passing a No. 200 sieve, a liquid limit less than 25 and a plasticity index less than 10.
  • Material testing data should be provided and tests should be made in accordance with ASTM D1556-00 or D5195-14.
  • The soil must meet the Guidance for Reuse of Soil on City Projects memo.
  • A schedule, including quantity to be delivered daily, must be provided.
  • The soil location must be provided.

Applications can be submitted electronically to Kyle Bonde at kbonde@henselphelps.com and will be accepted until May 2023.

TYPE 2 – Temporary Site Works

  • Overall Site Services to Enable Construction Such As:
    • Central Site Construction Office
    • Noise and Dust Control
    • Survey
    • Traffic Control
    • Erosion and Sediment Control
    • Snow Removal
    • Overall Construction Coordination
    • Vegetation Removal
    • Logistics and Interface with Concurrent Operations
M/WBE Goals will be assigned to Type 2 and Type 3 Work Orders.

TYPE 3 – Final Construction of Horizontal Portfolio

  • Enabling Work
  • Bulk Earthwork with Material Management
  • Sitewide Infrastructure
  • Final ROW; Roads
  • Utilities
  • Bridges
  • Sidewalks
  • Rail Consolidation
  • Pad-Ready Site Development
  • Temporary Works
  • Riverfront Open Space

Horizontal Portfolio Team

Horizontal Integrated Contractor: Hensel Phelps (task and work order-based construction services)

Horizontal Designer: Merrick & Company (design services)

Rail Consolidation Design: Wilson & Company (design services)

Contact Us

Samantha Brooke, HIC Project Manager

Jocelyn Robinson, Workforce Development Coordinator

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