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

Water Planning and Design Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $76,024 to $114,982

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 10/21/18

Water Planning and Design Engineer

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking to hire a Water Planning and Design Engineer who will provide engineering support within the Water Planning and Design Section. This section provides engineering services to support various departments within the Water Services Division. The 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 meet the needs of our organization in ensuring infrastructure is planned, engineered, and designed appropriately. The Water Planning and Design Engineer reports to the Engineering Manager and is responsible for supporting and executing a variety of water infrastructure projects.

Primary responsibilities will include but is not limited to:

  • Water Distribution System Planning and Design: Colorado Springs Utilities owns and operates a complex water distribution system consisting of several pressure zones, pumping stations, tanks and control valves. The candidate will have primary responsibility for conducting distribution modeling, pump system analysis, and operational evaluations to ensure appropriate system improvements meet future needs. The position requires the use of hydraulic modeling and analytical software and understanding of distribution system principals to develop planning, design and technical recommendations for system improvements.

  • Infrastructure Planning and Design : The candidate will have the opportunity to support and lead 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, water standards, and wastewater.

  • Construction Management : The candidate will have the opportunity to serve as a project technical lead and support construction projects and implement various projects.

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 the Colorado Springs community. As water infrastructure needs continue to increase, a more comprehensive approach to improvements are necessary. This position 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.

So, what will it take to be successful in this position? A Bachelor of Science or post graduate degree from an ABET accredited institution in Civil, Environmental, Water Resource, Hydraulic Engineering or related disciplines is required. This position will be filled either at the Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer level as further described below. Direct distribution system modeling experience is required. Direct experience with InfoWater, EPANET, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.Starting pay and position placement will commensurate with the incumbent’s experience.

  • The ideal Senior Engineer level candidate will have a minimum of seven years of direct experience with large water distribution system planning, analysis, modeling, and design. Colorado professional engineering license or licensure via reciprocity within six months is required.

  • The ideal Project Engineer level candidate will have a minimum of four years of experience in water distribution system modeling, analysis, and design. EIT/FE Certification, Colorado professional engineering license or ability to test within 6 months of employment is desirable.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

Offering four services, Colorado Springs Utilities gives you experience unmatched by other utility companies. We champion innovation, state-of-the-art facilities and clean, efficient technologies that sustain the Colorado Springs lifestyle. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest. From snowboarding to biking to theater to community service to food and wine festivals, Colorado Springs offers something for everyone.

Committed to serving our community through effective stewardship of our resources and people, we have a long history of job stability dating back to our beginnings as a municipally-owned utility in 1924. And, possibly the greatest aspect of all this is working and living in a city which was rated as the #2 place in the U.S. to live, work and play by U.S. News.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

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. 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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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

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