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Colorado Springs Utilities Water and Wastewater Linear Design Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water and Wastewater Linear Design Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $85,488 to $142,313

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 5/22/24

Applications are being accepted until: 6/28/24

*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.

Water and Wastewater Linear Design Engineer

This position will be hired as an Engineer II, III, or IV based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Do you have what it takes to deliver safe and effective design solutions through the engagement of our partners for the benefit of our community? You may want to stop right there and consider this opportunity with Colorado Springs Utilities! You will have the chance to work with the most diverse team of Engineers and CAD designers in the organization… And who doesn’t want to take pride in the fact that they are making a difference internally, as well as in the community? Keep reading below to see what you can expect for your future.

Job Type: *Engineering/Engineering SupportPay Ranges:*

  • Engineer II: $85,488 to $106,870

  • Engineer III: $94,099 to $117,624

  • Engineer IV: $113,859 to $142,313

What to look forward to:

In this role, you will work on water and wastewater pipeline and creek stabilization projects.

Water and wastewater pipeline projects include raw water and finished water systems as well as wastewater collection systems. Our water and wastewater systems include 200 miles of raw water mains, 2,200 miles of potable water mains, and 1,800 miles of wastewater mains with over 400 creek crossings. In this role, you will:

  • Work with Engineers, CAD Designers, and utility partners with a wide range of expertise from construction field operations to project management in the delivery of raw water systems, finished water systems, wastewater collection systems, and creek stabilization projects

  • Plan, design, and deliver complex raw water and finished water distribution and transmission, and wastewater collection systems projects including creek crossings/ creek stabilization

  • Oversee data collection, validation, and analysis for projects including utility locates, infrastructure and land surveys, geotechnical and environmental investigations, land acquisition requirements, material selection, and creek crossing inspection records

  • Serve as the Engineer of Record (Engineer III and Engineer IV level) or assistant design technical lead (Engineer II) responsible for all aspects of internal design for finished water, non-potable water, raw water, and wastewater systems incorporating safety by design best industry practices. Components of design include a basis of design report, 30, 60, 90, & 100 percent design drawing sets, engineering calculations, engineering cost estimates, permitting plan, construction specifications, design quality control review, and construction oversight and assistance as needed

  • Serve as the design technical lead (Engineer III and Engineer IV level) or assistant design technical lead (Engineer II level) for externally contracted design projects including drafting and reviewing scopes of work, participating on selection teams, reviewing, and advising on technical quality of submittal documents from external engineers and contractors. These documents include construction drawings and specifications, basis of design reports, permitting plans, floodplain modeling, work plans, shop drawings, and project specification required submittals

  • Manage activities related to projects such as issues management, communication, environmental, real estate acquisition, permit plan, schedule, and stakeholder engagement (Planning, Operations, Construction, Project Management, City Stormwater Enterprise, and other regulatory agencies)

  • Report on program and project status to internal and external stakeholders

  • Manage and develop quality control processes such as workflows, templates, standards and specifications, and checklists

  • Mentor, train, and oversee the work of junior engineers. (Engineer III and Engineer IV level)

  • Provide technical guidance to other employees and contractors

What makes this job unique?

  • You will have the ability to be intellectually challenged and feel rewarded in the work that you do- Colorado Springs Utilities water and wastewater systems are a huge part of this organization.

  • You will be part of HALF of the utilities that we offer to our customers and the design and stabilization of these functions.

What will it take to be successful in this position?

This position will be hired at the Engineer II, Engineer III, or Engineer IV level depending upon experience and qualifications.

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering is required.

  • Possession of a valid unrestricted Driver’s License (operating Springs Utilities’ vehicles is required for this position)

  • Small and large-diameter water and wastewater pipeline design experience

  • Creek stabilization improvements design and permitting experience is highly valued

Engineer II

  • A minimum of 2 years of directly relevant experience

Engineer III

  • A minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience or;

  • A minimum of 4 years of direct relevant experience with a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license

Engineer IV

  • A minimum of 7 years of directly relevant experience

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is highly desired. Required within 6 months of the date of hire.

Who We Are:

Colorado Springs Utilities is a four-service utility that has proudly provided electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater services to the Pikes Peak region for 100 years. As a community-owned utility, we are devoted to serving our community through effective stewardship and management of our resources as we prepare our transmission infrastructure for the needs of tomorrow.

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 $10.30 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 preventive care covered at 100%

  • 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 – 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

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  • 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