Colorado Springs Utilities Environmental Engineer II/III in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Environmental Engineer II/III
Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support
Pay Range $93,000 to $113,000
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 5/2/23
Environmental Engineer II/III
This position will be filled at the Engineer II or III level. The level of the selected candidate will be dependent on the qualifications, experience, education, and certification level of the successful candidate.
Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for an Environmental Engineer II or III. As a member of our Environmental Services Section, you will provide environmental consulting and engineering support to all four of our utility services (i.e., electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater); aid in the strategic planning and delivery of infrastructure projects, programs, and advanced solutions; and support the enterprise’s environmental programs, policies, and goals to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. In this role, you will primarily be responsible for overseeing Groundwater Quality Compliance associated with regulatory monitoring requirements for Utilities’ landfills (i.e., coal combustion residuals, biosolids, water treatment residuals, and construction & demolition debris) and various process water impoundments.
Key Areas of Focus:
Managing the execution of multiple groundwater monitoring plans and the performance of related research, studies, subsurface investigations, groundwater monitoring well installations, well development, and sampling
Collaboration and coordination with groundwater sampling field personnel, laboratory personnel, internal stakeholders, external environmental consultants, and regulatory agencies
Overseeing contracts, preparing scopes of work, estimating project costs, and monitoring schedules
Analysis and interpretation of groundwater quality and hydrogeological data; including familiarity with statistical analysis methods. As well as, performing technical reviews of engineering reports from external consultants
Environmental compliance tracking and preparation of regulatory required notifications, submittals, plans, and technical reports.
Administering groundwater data management, recordkeeping, and reporting in a well-organized manner
Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of applicable regulations, groundwater quality standards, standard operating procedures, laboratory analytical methods, QA/QC protocols, and environmental sampling best practices and techniques
The remainder of the position’s work will generally be related in whole or part to the additional environmental subject matter areas described below. An incumbent in this position may participate in teams or work as an individual contributor depending on the projects assigned.
Solid Waste Landfills & Impoundments: Compliance management of landfills and process water impoundments; including environmental compliance tracking, engineering design & operations plans, financial assurance, and regulatory reporting
Petroleum Storage Tanks: Compliance management of above & underground fuel systems; including permitting, installations, regulatory compliance monitoring & testing, repairs, removals, remediation, reimbursement, recordkeeping, and operator guidance & training
Construction Support Services: Environmental support during the planning, design, and construction of electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater projects; including collaboration with project teams and preparation of scopes of work, requests for proposals, contracts, and construction specifications
Environmental Site Assessments and Remediation: Coordination and review of Phase 1 & 2 environmental site assessments, soil & groundwater quality evaluations, and other environmental studies related to construction planning, property/easement acquisitions, and plant closures; including environmental risk & cost estimating
Oil Pollution Prevention & Contingency Planning: Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans; including preparation, review, certification, updates, and training, as well as assisting with the coordination of spill cleanups
Legislative & Rulemaking Matters: Monitoring, evaluating, and interpreting changes in environmental regulations, interfacing with regulatory agencies on environmental issues, and participation in proposed rulemaking, policy & guidance development efforts that have the potential to affect Colorado Springs Utilities’ operations
Stormwater Compliance: Construction and industrial stormwater permit management; including applying the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control and pollution prevention, interpreting construction drawings and grading erosion control plans, and assisting with plan preparation, regulatory documentation, recordkeeping, and reporting
Other environmental, technical, and engineering projects & tasks, as assigned, may also include environmental auditing, environmental permitting, waste management, and training of junior staff
Who You Are… We are seeking someone who: is able to identify and initiate tasks independently; is adept at problem-solving; demonstrates strong technical writing skills and organizational abilities; takes personal responsibility for job performance; and facilitates continuous improvement efforts. As a member of our Team, it is important that you are someone who: gains the trust of others through honesty and integrity; listens and improves; and is analytical, articulate, and diligent.
Additional preferences include:
2+ years of professional-level environmental engineering experience
Bachelor's degree in Engineering (typically, Environmental, Civil, or Chemical) is required
Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification and/or Colorado Professional Engineer (PE) registration is preferred
Completion of the OSHA 40-Hour Hazwoper Course is preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel and Skills with AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS is highly desirable
This position will involve both office tasks and outdoor fieldwork (roughly 80% and 20%, respectively), and such fieldwork may necessitate the ability to perform activities that involve occasional moderate physical exertion (up to 50 pounds), traversing non-paved terrains, and being exposed to weather conditions typical to the Colorado Springs region
Valid Colorado Driver’s License (Required)
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 $10.00 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 are available
Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement
Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramCurious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
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: Engineering/Engineering Support