Civil Engineer III - Utilities Design (Arvada, CO)

$7,062.91 - $9,657.45 Monthly
$84,754.92 - $115,889.40 Annually

OPENING DATE: 11/20/20
CLOSING DATE: 12/04/20 11:59 PM

This is a professional engineer position responsible for managing complex and unique public works projects related to the design and construction of utilities infrastructure (water, sanitary sewer, storm drain facilities).


Manages all phases of utilities infrastructure projects, and oversees progress to ensure projects are proceeding according to schedule and budget, and are in conformity to the City and department strategic business plans.

Oversees environmental studies, right-of-way acquisitions, design, contract documents, bidding, construction, technical services and development review functions.

Coordinates with other departments, impacted organizations and stakeholders to reach consensus on project elements.

Develops specific project budget, oversees expenditures of the project funds.

Reviews engineering plans submitted by others; recommends changes for reasonableness to conform with existing infrastructure.

Makes recommendations to the department director on future public infrastructure projects.

Assists in the preparation of the 10-year Capital Improvement Program budget and provides input to the Utilities department for the water, wastewater and stormwater sections.

Enforces the City's Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements and makes recommendations to the Engineering Services Manager for updates to the Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements.

Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.

Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.

Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.


Solid knowledge of principles and practices of engineering, including standards, policies, and technical issues, with a focus on utilities design.

Solid knowledge of public works practices and procedures, planning, and administration.

Solid experience in preparing and negotiating contractor and vendor contracts.

Knowledge and ability to apply originality and judgment in the evaluation, selection, and adaptation of standard engineering techniques.

Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.

Ability to prioritize multiple and changing work requests while meeting the many needs of the customers/users.

Ability to exercise sound initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.


Represents division on various city committees and outside organizations.

Other duties as required.

—Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job—


Receives general supervision from the City Engineer. Plans own work and may assist with planning the work of others to meet defined work plans and objectives. Some of the time precedents and/or procedures exist. Expected to handle different and specialized situations. May originate and develop complex ideas based on organizational policy, codes, ordinances, goals and/or objectives. Adheres to procedures set forth in the City of Arvada codes and ordinances, and department and division policies and procedures.

Financial Accountability:

Makes recommendations to supervisor for project budget allocations. Responsible for making decisions that affect the allocations of money for projects, varying from $50,000 to over $10 million. Approves expenditures up to $5,000. Monitors the use of purchase cards.


The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

Work is primarily performed in an office environment with low noise levels. Physical effort and activities include: No physical effort above and beyond what is normally required for work primarily performed in an office environment. More than ten times a month, visits may be made to construction sites which may have large construction equipment, loud noise, pipeline trenches, and possible heavy truck and vehicle traffic.


Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and four (4) years of experience in civil engineering with a focus on utilities design. Professional Engineering License required with ability to obtain Colorado PE License within 6 months. Must possess a valid driver's license (with ability to obtain a Colorado license within 6 months of employment).

The City's Core values are in every employee's individual Performance Plan which helps us to reinforce our expectations for living and working by our Core Values.

Every City employee is expected to perform his/her job to the highest professional standards. This includes upholding the City's values with integrity and accountability, acting in a manner that is respectful and inclusive towards others, and adhering to the City's policy on employee conduct as detailed in the personnel rules sec. 70-143.

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Mission: We are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.
Innovation: We excel in creativity, flexibility and the use of best practices while valuing diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives.
Passion: We are a high performing, inclusive team inspiring each other to pursue excellence.
Opportunity: We value our diversity, embrace possibilities, face challenges, persevere and take action to deliver quality results.

The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity


Position #2020-00126
Civil Engineer III - Utilities Design Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field?

* 2. Do you have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in civil engineering with a focus on utilities design?

* 3. Do you have your Professional Engineering License (PE) or ability to obtain Colorado PE License within 6 months?

* 4. Do you have a valid drivers' license?

* Required Question 

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