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Colorado Springs Utilities Engineer Supervisor - Water and Wastewater Vertical Design in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Engineer Supervisor - Water and Wastewater Vertical Design

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager

Pay Range $149,802 to $156,458

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 1/20/23

Engineer Supervisor - Water and Wastewater Vertical Design

Who We Are... Colorado Springs Utilities is a community-owned enterprise with a 100-year reputation of excellence. As a pioneer in providing four utility services (electric, gas, water, and wastewater) in one enterprise, we cultivate a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and work-life balance. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as the most desirable place to live in the United States (U.S. News and World Report).

What’s it like to live in Colorado Springs, CO?

Pikes Peak, inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful,” is the backdrop for Colorado Springs. Here, you’ll find a city that blends colorful nature with rugged history and metropolitan spoils.

Its parts are distinctive: the booming suburbs in the north and east; the bustling yet easily navigated downtown; the elegant, rustic south side defined by Cheyenne Cañon and the century-old Broadmoor hotel; and the west side, occupied by eateries and shops in what was the old Victorian center of the 1890s gold rush. Despite the sprawl, people regularly stop to say hello to someone they know at their neighborhood brewery or grocery store. That's the small-town scene the city aims to preserve.

U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.

  • #1 in Best Places to Live in Colorado

  • #2 in Best Places to Live in America (4th year in a row)

  • #97 in Best Places to Retire

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Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Senior Civil and/or Mechanical Engineer to lead a new team to develop and grow the organizations’ design expertise. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ design experience in water and wastewater vertical assets including pump/lift station, mechanical systems, tanks, and specialty valve design (high pressure, flow control, pressure regulating). In addition to mechanical system competencies, basic knowledge of water and wastewater treatment is preferred. Expectations for leadership include mentoring junior staff, establishing strategic objectives, and maintaining strong collaboration with project managers, planning, and operations staff.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Responsible for all aspects of internal and outsourced design for finished water, non-potable water, raw water, and wastewater systems including developing basis of design report, 30, 60, 90 percent design drawing sets, engineering calculations, engineering cost estimates, permitting plan, land acquisition plan, construction specifications, design QC reviews, SOP developments, and providing construction oversight

  • Supervise and mentor junior engineering staff and oversee quality of design staff deliverables

  • Collaborates with customer utility connections, operations, planning, and project management leadership teams to develop and prioritize 5-to-10-year design budget and resourcing plans

  • Manages and balances internal and external design workload and budget

  • Advance and encourage innovative technology, new materials, and construction techniques

  • Incorporate safety by design and safety in design best industry practices

  • Develops and manages workflows, templates, standards, specifications, and checklists for teamwork processes

  • Plans, organizes, and reviews work assignments of engineering staff; estimates personnel needs and schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications; performs succession planning

  • Develops and manages quality control processes and design checklists for both internal and external design projects

  • Leads quality control activities and constructability reviews for both internal and external design projects

  • Supervises staff by making hiring and pay decisions, training, and coaching, assigning work, monitoring deadlines, and evaluating performance

  • Collaborates with asset management to document project specifications and record data and drawings

Who You Are… the most successful candidate will have extensive hands-on, demonstrated experience in water and wastewater system design. Experience building bridges and fostering collaboration between different groups and interests. A bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Colorado Professional Engineering (PE) License or reciprocity within 6 months of hire is required. Leadership experience is preferred.

A valid, non-restricted driver's license is required for this role.

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What does this opportunity offer? The chance to utilize and share your leadership skills, industry and institutional knowledge, and subject matter expertise to lead a team of design engineers. You will have the opportunity to build and maintain relationships and collaborate closely with internal stakeholders such as Springs Utilities’ Operations Division, the Planning & Finance Division as well as external stakeholders to include partnerships, community groups, non-governmental organizations, industry groups, developers, and vendors.

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.

Our Commitment to our Employees…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $5.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans

  • Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available

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

  • Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.

  • 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: Supervisor/Manager