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Colorado Springs Utilities Wastewater Engineer I/II/III (Environmental/Civil) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wastewater Engineer I/II/III (Environmental/Civil)

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $70,678 to $111,743

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 3/29/24

Applications are being accepted until:

*If no date is displayed, applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis; however, this job posting may close at any time after a minimum of 5 days of being posted.

Wastewater Engineer I/II/III (Environmental/Civil)

This job will be filled at a Level I ( $70,678 to $83,490 ), Level II ( $85,488 to $101,526 ), or Level III ( $94,099 to $111,743 ) depending upon the experience and expertise of the selected candidate.

What is it like to be an Engineer on our Wastewater Infrastructure Planning Team?

Our Wastewater Infrastructure Planning team is hiring an Engineer to support planning projects for our wastewater collection and treatment system! With dozensof lift stations, thousands of miles of pipeline, two water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs), and a solids handling facility, our system and infrastructure provide variety in the work that you'll do.

You'll have the opportunity to be involved with highly visible projects that impact the current and future performance, reliability, and safety of our wastewater infrastructure. Some of these near-term projects may include:

  • JD Phillips WRRF (20 MGD Facility) Biological Nutrient Removal Upgrades - You will conduct alternatives evaluation and design to achieve near-term process stability and develop a roadmap to Regulation 31 (water quality standards)

  • Las Vegas WRRF (75 MGD Facility) Facility Plan - You will assist with updating our 20-year capital improvement plan for the second-largest water reclamation facility in Colorado

  • Las Vegas WRRF (75 MGD Facility) Aging Infrastructure Alternatives Analyses - You will develop alternatives analyses to determine which equipment to retain or replace while factoring in regulatory compliance, operations, and life-cycle cost

  • Clear Springs Ranch RRF Facility Plan - You will assist with updating our 20-year capital improvement plan for our solids digestion facility.

  • Effluent Temperature Compliance Alternative Analyses - You will assist with evaluating different technologies for regulatory compliance, operations, and life-cycle costs (in anticipation of effluent temperature limits for our WRRFs)

Beyond supporting these key projects, some of the work that you'll be involved with on a day-to-day basis may include:

  • Engaging in short and long range planning efforts for our wastewater utility infrastructure, including lift stations and WRRFs

  • Using BioWin (wastewater treatment process simulator) to develop insights in an effort to reduce capital costs for our WRRFs

  • Providing engineering design feedback on wastewater treatment projects and initiatives

  • Collaborating with our Environmental, Water, Regulatory Compliance, Operations, and Engineering groups on planning and project execution

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required

  • Coursework and/or expertise in hydraulics, civil design, and/or wastewater treatment is valued

  • Experience with wastewater modeling software (e.g., BioWin) is valued

  • Desire to continuously improve wastewater utility operations in collaboration with our Environmental, Regulatory Compliance, Operations, and Engineering groups

  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted driver's license is required ; this position requires using Colorado Springs Utilities' vehicles

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 –12 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 $0 per month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA). (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • 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 (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • 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 (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • 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 (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • 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 Program


  • 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 to include those with a STEM OPT extension ). 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