20190108 Sr Civil Engineer (Water Resources Engineer)

City of Longmont, Colorado
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  • Post Date: Apr 03, 2019
  • Job Reference:
  • Start Date: 4/3/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $105,636.00

Job Description

20190108 Sr Civil Engineer

(Water Resources Engineer)

Closing Date: May 10, 2019

Apply online at www.longmontcolorado.gov



350 Kimbark Street

Longmont, CO 80501


FAX 303-651-8973

POSITION: 20190108 Sr Civil Engineer (Water Resources Engineer)  

DIVISION: Water Resources  

DEPARTMENT: Public Works & Natural Resources

Hiring Range: $7,923 - $8,803/month

Full Time with benefits Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


DEFINITION: Under the general direction of the Water Resources Manager or a higher level manager, supervise the work of an engineering function and technical areas in Water Resources. Perform engineering work and project management involving the most complex, highly visible, or large-scale projects of the department.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Plan, direct, and supervise the engineering functions of the Water Resources Division, including recommending planning strategies based on existing and future needs; coordinating activities with the general public, other City departments, and outside agencies; and researching and developing project budgets. Administer the City’s dam safety programs by completing dam safety inspections, safety programs and capital improvements for both City and private ditch and reservoir company reservoirs. Complete projects to measure streamflow and work with State Engineers Office on streamflow gaging facilities. Assist in administering the City’s water rights, water rights change cases and water rights accounting procedures. Assist in administering the City’s water efficiency programs and processes. Serve as project engineer or project manager on major Capital Improvement, complex, and high profile projects, assuming responsibility for project quality, scheduling, and project finances and providing first-level supervision to project staff. Review appropriate development agreements and coordinate development project issues with applicants, Development Services Planning project managers and provide direction to project staff. Supervise the development of designs, plans, specifications, construction scheduling, and estimates for the construction of public works and utilities projects. Supervise and direct engineering fieldwork on major projects. Approve the selection and provide management of professional consulting engineers for the development of plans, specifications, studies, and reports. Negotiate and approve consulting agreements and contracts. Resolve major issues and administrative matters. Supervise the preparation of reports and construction plans prepared by consulting engineers. Review and approve specifications, plans, and cost estimates for diverse engineering projects. Perform field inspections, review work, and perform final acceptance on major and capital improvement projects. Resolve complex and significant engineering problems impacting design, contracts, and compliance, including on-going disputes with contractors and developers, technical design, plan development, and final acceptance on major and capital improvement projects. Problem resolution may require interpretation of policy and expertise on pertinent City code and policy. Check computations and specified materials for accuracy and compliance with regulations. Monitor performance and check plans to ensure contractor compliance with City specifications. Maintain Project Records and Documentation. Monitor and approve expenses within the functional area of responsibility. Make purchases within expenditure authority. Develop and implement City standards, codes, and specifications. Prepare periodic project status reports. Provide performance and task analysis required to complete projects. Review and make recommendations on technical reports and studies. Act as technical resource expert in engineering matters. Assist in the development of the capital improvement plan and budget; assist in the development of the operating budget; research, and recommend funding resources. Respond to citizen complaints and issues regarding engineering problems. Act as the City representative for specified engineering section. Coordinate and negotiate major engineering and construction projects and development with other City divisions, departments, and outside agencies. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; and stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of Civil Engineering, dam safety standards and regulations and Colorado Water Law Serve as a City representative, or supervise participation by other City staff, on a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on public works and utilities projects and private ditch and reservoir companies. Prepare various applications for state and federal grants. Build alliances, foster effective teamwork and build constructive relationships within and between individuals and other work groups. Coordinate activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, the public and contractors. Demonstrate behavior that sets a positive example for integrity, fiscal responsibility and professionalism. Resolve difficult customer issues. Evaluate customer services and make appropriate adjustments. Attend City Council and other board and commission meetings and make effective presentations as needed. Represent the City in interdepartmental, inter-agency, community, and professional meetings and working committees as required. Prepare, review and submit a variety of reports, correspondence, memoranda, and other communications. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The job is performed primarily in an office environment, but requires frequent field visits and inspections. Field work may require use of personnel protective safety equipment and work near or in areas requiring compliance with special safety procedures. The job entails constant sitting, ability to read and understand detailed documents, blueprints, maps, and other printed materials. Requires the ability to use language and math, reason and solve problems, communicate clearly and concisely with co-workers and the public. Must be able to work under stress, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and handle frequent interruptions. The job also entails frequent light (under 5 lbs.) lifting and carrying, reaching and bending or stooping, twisting, driving, and the use of near and far vision. Work may require occasional moderate (15-40 lbs.) lifting and carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, crawling and kneeling or squatting. Employees may be exposed to noise, dust, fumes, solvents, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, machinery and moving vehicles, working in and around water. The job requires working alone, as well as working closely with others.


QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field and a minimum of seven years of engineering work experience in all of the following three specialty areas: design and construction of public works and utility projects; dam safety responsibilities and administration of Colorado water law. Knowledge and ability to perform complex water rights and water supply planning modeling is a plus. Special Qualifications: Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado is required, along with possession of a valid Colorado driver's license.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check, and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Department, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than May 10, 2019. The online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.

The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.


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