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Colorado Springs Utilities Water and Wastewater Design Engineer III/IV in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water and Wastewater Design Engineer III/IV

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $94,099 to $142,314

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 2/20/24

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Water and Wastewater Design Engineer III/IV

Relocation assistance is available for this job to assist with moving-related expenses to relocate to Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Utilities' Water and Wastewater Vertical Design group is seeking an Engineer (at the III or IV level) to oversee and support the design for vertical projects, including water and wastewater treatment plants, pump and lift stations, tanks, and specialty valving. You will have the opportunity to work on location for these projects and in collaboration with experts across operations, planning, permitting, and construction. The diversity of our water system provides our engineers with intellectually challenging and rewarding work. Key highlights of our system include:

  • 2,500 miles of potable water pipelines and 200 miles of raw water piping

  • Six water treatment plants; 20+ wastewater lift stations; and three water resource recovery facilities

  • Three raw water pump stations and three hydroelectric generation plants

  • 10,000 monitor points, 250 control valves, and 20 pressure monitor sites with 40+ pressure zones

Please note that this position will be filled at the Engineer III ($94,099 to $117,624) or Engineer IV ($113,859 to $142,314) level based on the expertise of the successful candidate.

A day in the life of an Engineer in our Water and Wastewater Vertical Design group may include:

  • Overseeing all aspects of internal and outsourced design projects (commensurate with expertise) for finished water, non-potable water, raw water, and wastewater systems

  • This includes developing basis of design reports; 30-60-90 percent design drawing sets; engineering calculations and cost estimates; permitting and land acquisition plans; construction specifications; design QC reviews; SOP developments; startup and commissioning; and providing construction oversight

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

  • Collaborating with project stakeholders to ensure technical quality

  • Managing technical requirements for project permitting

  • Creating, reviewing, and approving engineering estimates and project schedules

  • Attending factory testing and approving materials and equipment

  • Overseeing the startup and commissioning of equipment

Who You Are

  • Demonstrated water and wastewater engineering design experience and expertise - typically five years at an Engineer III level and seven years at an Engineer IV level

  • Knowledge of a combination of civil, geotechnical, landscape architecture, architectural, structural, mechanical, process mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation and control system competencies in water and wastewater systems

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline

  • Possession of a Colorado Professional Engineering (PE) license, or the ability to obtain within six months of hire

  • Possession of a valid, non-restricted driver's license is required

  • Previous experience with leading and/or mentoring junior engineers is valued at an Engineer IV level

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)

  • 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


  • 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