Colorado Springs Utilities Staff Engineer - Water Planning and Design in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Staff Engineer

Water Planning and Design

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $57,116 to $71,385

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 7/20/18

**Staff Engineer

Water Planning and Design**

This Staff Engineer will provide engineering support within the Water Planning and Design Section which delivers engineering services to support various departments within the Water Services Division. The Water Planning and Design section performs and supports planning, modeling, engineering and design of critical infrastructure related to raw water collection and storage, water treatment, potable and non-potable distribution systems, pumping stations and pipelines. This team of dedicated professionals meets the needs of our organization in ensuring infrastructure is planned, engineered, and designed appropriately. As the Staff Engineer, you will report to the Engineering Manager (or designate) and will be responsible for supporting and executing a variety of water infrastructure projects.

Primary responsibilities for this job include:

  • Water Distribution System Planning and Design: Colorado Springs Utilities owns and operates a complex water distribution system consisting of several pressure zones, pumping stations, and tanks. You will primarily conduct distribution modeling, hydraulic pump system analysis, and operational evaluations to ensure appropriate system improvements meet future needs. You will use hydraulic modeling and analytical software and understanding of distribution and pumping system principals to develop planning, design and technical recommendations for system improvements.

  • Infrastructure Planning and Design: You will have the opportunity to support small to medium-sized projects in the areas of raw water collection, water treatment, distribution and transmission mains, and potable and non-potable water distribution systems. Opportunities also exist to work with and support other departments in the areas of water resource supply, water system operations, wastewater, and engineering standards.

  • Construction Management: You will have the opportunity to support construction projects and implement various projects.

  • Engineering Rotation: You will have the opportunity to participate in an engineering rotation with seasoned professionals in Water and Wastewater Planning, Design, and Standards in various engineering disciplines that include Mechanical, Geotechnical, Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes, Civil, and Hydrology and Hydraulics. Engineering rotation would emphasize application to small and large diameter pipeline design, water and wastewater treatment plants and processes, dam safety, dam engineering, water pumping systems, wastewater lift stations.

Why should you apply? This job will provide you the opportunity for varied experience in the water utility industry from raw water systems to the distribution system and everything in between. We do projects for the benefit of our community. As water infrastructure needs continue to increase, a more comprehensive approach to improvements is necessary. This job provides an opportunity to grow in your professional career as you demonstrate your technical expertise and leadership capabilities within our organization. You will also have the opportunity to work with a very dedicated team of professionals who are passionate in their service to our community.

What will it take to be successful in this position? A Bachelor of Science degree or post-graduate degree from an ABET accredited institution in Civil, Environmental, Water Resource, Hydraulic Engineering or related disciplines is required. The ideal candidate will offer at least 6 months of Staff Engineer experience related to the above responsibilities; however, graduating students with a degree posted by August 2018 are encouraged to apply. A post-graduate degree can be substituted for the minimum experience required depending on actual post graduate degree obtained. Fundamentals in Engineering (FE)/Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification or ability to test within 6 months of hire date is desirable. Experience with InfoWater, EPANET, KYPIPE, Hammer, SURGE, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD is desirable.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. As one of the nation’s greatest vacation destinations, Colorado boasts its breath-taking scenery, abundant recreation activities, and diverse populations. With the recent spotlight on water in our country, water careers are on the fast track. At Colorado Springs Utilities, we continue to innovate by using state-of-the-art technology. Our employees enjoy the satisfaction of fulfilling work that impacts our citizen owners and community daily.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled.Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support