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Colorado Springs Utilities Civil Engineer I, II, III - Water and Wastewater Linear Asset Design in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Civil Engineer I, II, III - Water and Wastewater Linear Asset Design

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $62,407 to $103,876

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/24/21

Civil Engineer I, II, III - Water and Wastewater Linear Asset Design

Who We Are… In 1924, Colorado Springs voted to create a four-service public utility; electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services. Since then, as a municipal utility, our focus has been on the basics - providing exceptional customer service while keeping costs low.

As a community owned utility, we strive to protect our environment: We live here too and want to keep our city clean and beautiful. Additionally, Colorado Springs Utilities gives back: Employees, their families and friends volunteer more than 10,000 hours each year on community projects.

Colorado Springs Utilities’ Water and Wastewater department is looking fortwo (2) engineers; an Engineer I, II or III to join the Engineering Support Team. In this job, you will work with a team of engineers and engineering support staff to design water and wastewater linear assets. Join us in providing safe and reliable water service to our community.

These positions will be filled at an entry level (Engineer I) up through a mid-level (Engineer III). The level/classification will be determined based on years of experience, demonstrated skill level, specialized training, and aptitude of the selected candidate.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Research, design, and deliver wastewater, raw water, non-potable water, and finished water linear asset rehabilitation, replacement, and new construction projects

  • Collect, verify, validate, and analyze data for projects

  • Produce studies and alternative analyses, condition assessment reports, failure analysis reports, basis of design reports, and AutoCAD construction plans

  • Act as the project technical lead for all contracted projects. Draft scopes of work, review, and advise on technical quality of submittal documents from external engineers

  • Ensure technical quality, constructability, and cost efficiency of all deliverables for both internal and external design projects

  • Manage issues, communication, environmental assessments, real estate acquisitions, permitting, and stakeholder engagement for internal and external projects

  • Assure that projects are properly administered and completed in conformance with applicable laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations

  • Perform and manage compliance testing, inspection, remediation, and rehabilitation efforts

  • Draft standards and specifications for wastewater, raw water, non-potable water, and finished water linear assets

  • Provide technical guidance to other employees and/or contractors and coordinate technical efforts for Projects in conformance with standards and specifications

  • Engineer III’s will provide oversight to Engineer I, Engineer II and Engineering Support staff

Who you are... the most highly qualified candidates for these roles should have related experience in water and wastewater pipeline and system design; 6 months-2 years for an Engineer I, 2-4 years for an Engineer II, and 4-7 years for an Engineer III. Preferred related experience would include large diameter (16 inch and greater) steel, prestressed concrete cylinder pipe, ductile iron, cast iron, and high-density polyethylene pipe. Pipe rehabilitation experience including pipe bursting, slip lining, and the application of AWWA Class 2 thru Class 4 pressure pipe lining is highly desired. Ability to deliver pipeline projects from studies and alternative analysis to design, construction, and integration. Professional engineering license required for an Engineer III. An ABET accredited bachelors of science in engineering is required, with a bachelors in Civil Engineering preferred.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 120A, 12A, 51S, 881A 32E1, 32E2, 32E3, 32E4, 32EX 5311, 5904, 5310, 122, 5960, 8004, 144 1301, 1302, 1310, 2070, 6004, 6005, 9620, 9622, 9624, 9626, 9630, 9631, 9632

What does this opportunity offer… working with our Engineering Support team will provide insight into what it takes to deliver quality, timely and accurate information in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, designed to prepare you for a career in civil engineering. This position will afford you the opportunity to work with a very dedicated team of highly skilled technical professionals who are passionate in their service to our community. We are big enough to have a large variety of projects, but small enough where you can be involved in many aspects of the design and construction process.

This position is eligible for relocation.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you:

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support