Colorado Springs Utilities Wastewater Treatment Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wastewater Treatment Engineer
Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support
Pay Range $123,000 to $137,000
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 5/24/23
Wastewater Treatment Engineer
This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs of relocating to the Colorado Springs area.
Our Wastewater Planning team is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Engineer to provide engineering support, direction, and expertise for long-term planning and projects for our Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs). You will update and expand our Wastewater System Plan which looks at the existing loading and capacity of our WRRFs and plans for future capital projects required to meet changing regulatory requirements. You will also assist wastewater treatment plant staff with planning and design considerations for capital projects.
With dozens of lift stations, thousands of miles of pipelines, two WRRFs, and a solids handling facility, this opportunity provides intellectually challenging and rewarding work and the opportunity to develop and grow as an engineer within the field. You will also have the opportunity to work across all areas of our wastewater system from wastewater collection to treatment. If you are passionate about wastewater treatment plants while gaining exposure to a variety of wastewater engineering projects, we want to hear from you!
Some of the additional ways in which you will make an impact include:
Leading the long-term (20-year) capital planning efforts for the WRRFs
Maintaining Wastewater Treatment Facility Plans and our Wastewater System Plan
Creating and maintaining computer models (BioWin) to aid in planning and decision-making processes at the WRRFs
Conducting studies and alternatives analyses regarding compliance with regulatory or permit requirements, treatment process improvements, and projects identified in our 20-year capital improvement plans
Developing engineering design criteria for capital projects
Preparing, maintaining, and submitting reports related to engineering projects
Assisting plant and environmental staff in negotiating with the Colorado Department of Health & Environment when WRRF operating permits are renewed
Providing engineering support for operations troubleshooting and process optimization
Who You Are
Relevant and progressively responsible wastewater engineering experience (i.e., five years)
Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes
Experience with wastewater treatment plant computer modeling software (e.g., BioWin)
Possession of a bachelor's degree in engineering
Possession of a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
Possession of a valid, unrestricted driver's license (operating Colorado Springs Utilities' vehicles is required for this position)
Who We Are
One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)
A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)
Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in one of the most desired cities to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)
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 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 Program
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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support