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Colorado Springs Utilities Water Resource Engineer - Entry Level in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water Resource Engineer - Entry Level

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $60,944 to $76,190

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/23/21

Water Resource Engineer - Entry Level

Colorado Springs Utilities’ Water Resource Demand Management Section (WRDM) is seeking to hire an early-career engineering professional to provide support on various responsibilities and projects involving water resource planning and management. If you are eager to learn the complexities of operating and planning for one of the largest water providers in Colorado, we want to hear from you! This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and on-the-job training on a wide range of issues critical to water resource management and will provide unique access to the Colorado water community.

Key Areas of focus:

  • Compiling and analyzing reports, records, and other data to determine water yields for existing water rights and future projects

  • Researching and reporting out data requests regarding water use and water supply

  • Assisting with interpreting and administering Colorado Springs’ water rights decrees

  • Working with special legal counsel and engineering consultants to develop, utilize, and protect water rights in compliance with local, state, and federal law

  • Completing contract administration responsibilities such as scheduling annual notices and collecting water sales data to support the preparation of billing requests

  • Providing technical support for various customer requests, such as augmentation service, development of substitute water supply plans, and water supply agreements

  • Completing daily water diversion accounting and reporting, including troubleshooting erroneous and missing data

  • Assisting with records reporting to internal and external customers

  • Maintaining and providing quality control for complex accounting spreadsheets, databases, and related reports to track City water use and supplies

Who you are... You will bring your Bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited school, and be proficient in Microsoft Excel. To be successful in this position, you should have excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills, the ability to work both independently and in teams by leveraging strong interpersonal skills, and a desire to learn and grow professionally under the direction of Utilities’ subject matter experts. You must possess strong organizational and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail. Up to two years of professional-level engineering experience or graduate-level studies is desired, preferably in water resources management or the utilities industry, and an EIT certification is preferred.

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • 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