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Colorado Springs Utilities Water /Wastewater Engineer II (Vertical Design) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Water /Wastewater Engineer II (Vertical Design)

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $85,488 to $106,870

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 6/17/24

Applications are being accepted through: 7/17/24

*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/Wastewater Engineer II (Vertical Design)

Join our team as a Water and Wastewater Vertical Design Engineer Il. You will provide oversight and design services for various vertical projects, including water and wastewater treatment plants, pump and lift stations, tanks, and specialty valves. This job will allow you to work operationally on location for these projects and in close collaboration with various experts in operations, planning, permitting, and construction. Colorado Springs Utilities water system diversity provides our engineers with intellectually challenging and rewarding work.

Take a look at what our system has to offer...

  • Nearly ten thousand monitor points;

  • Two and a half thousand miles of potable water pipelines;

  • Almost 250 control valves and 20 pressure monitor sites, over 40 pressure zones;

  • More than 20 potable water pump stations;

  • About 30 potable water storage tanks;

  • Six water treatment plants;

  • Over 200 miles of raw water piping;

  • Three raw water pump stations, over a dozen raw water reservoirs;

  • Three hydroelectric generation plants;

  • More than 20 wastewater lift stations;

  • Three water resource recovery facilities.

Colorado Springs Utilities is a growing municipality seeking an aspiring professional engineer. The successful EII candidate will have a minimum of two (2) years of design experience, including competencies in water and wastewater systems.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Contributes to all aspects of outsourced design projects, commensurate with years of experience, for finished water, non-potable water, raw water, and wastewater systems including developing basis of design report, 30, 60, and 90 percent design drawing sets, engineering calculations, engineering cost estimates, permitting plan, land acquisition plan, construction specifications, design QC reviews, SOP developments, startup and commissioning, and providing construction oversight

  • Contributes to quality control activities and constructability reviews for both internal and external design projects

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure the technical quality of projects

  • Contributes to technical requirements for project permitting

  • Contributes to and reviews engineering estimates and project schedules

  • Attends factory testing and approves materials and equipment

  • Attends startup and commissioning of equipment

  • The team has the vision to explore small tasks for internal design

  • The team predominantly executes outsourced designs

Who You Are… The most successful candidate will have extensive hands-on, demonstrated experience in water and wastewater system design. A bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required and being an Engineer Intern (passing of Fundamentals of Engineering exam) is preferred.

A valid, non-restricted driver's license is required for this role.

What does this opportunity have to offer? The chance to utilize and share your leadership skills, industry and institutional knowledge, and subject matter expertise to consult a team of design engineers, project managers, and operators. You will have the opportunity to build and maintain relationships and collaborate closely with internal stakeholders such as Springs Utilities’ Operations Division, Project Management, and the Planning, and Finance Division as well as external stakeholders including partnerships, community groups, non-governmental organizations, industry groups, developers, and vendors.

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 sector leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements

  • Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

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 $10.00 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


  • 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