Engineer III

Colorado Springs, Colorado
$7,041 - $8,452/month
Dec 02, 2021
Jan 01, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type


Job Title

Engineer III

Closing Date/Time



$7,041.00 - $8,452.00 Monthly

Job Type

Classified - Full Time


Public Works - City of Colorado Springs, Colorado


Public Works

Description / Position Overview  Benefits  Supplemental Questions 

Engineer III (Stormwater) 

In this Engineer III for the Stormwater Enterprise , you will review and approve drainage reports and construction plans for Stormwater Engineering.  You will also ensure all submittals are in compliance with City Code, policies, standards, and storwatmer criteria.


Come explore the possibilities a career with the City of Colorado Springs can offer!

Essential Job Functions- the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Review and approve drainage reports, grading and erosion control plans, construction plans; conduct development plan and other planning 
  • reviews
  • Ensure compliance with City Code, policies, standards, and stormwater criteria
  • Prepare detailed comments for applicants and provide technical assistance with corrections
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from the public, contractors, and developers
  • Participate in drainage basin planning study updates
  • Support the production of educational materials relating to drainage policy for internal and external audiences; assist with internal and external training, including work sessions, seminars, and training courses
  • Participate in and support meetings with industry members, including the Housing and Building Association as needed
  • Collaborate with Colorado Springs Utilities; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; City Planning; and other City departments as needed

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:

  • Professional civil engineering principles, practices, and methods
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, codes, and regulations 
  • Erosion control, City drainage criteria and MS4 Permit requirements
  • Methods and techniques of engineering plan design, review, and approval
  • Construction management principles

Ability to:

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of MS4 and drainage regulations and requirements
  • Ensure project compliance with diverse and complex regulations, standards, and procedures
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships 

 Successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or related engineering field. The 
  • bachelor’s degree requirement will be waived if PE (Professional Engineer) License has been obtained via C.R.S. 12-25-114(1)(a).
  • Five years of full-time professional engineering experience related to stormwater
  • Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver’s license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
  • Possess, or obtain upon hire, PE License in the state of Colorado OR obtain reciprocity for PE License in the state of Colorado within six 
  • months of hire  

Ideal candidates will also have:

  • Stormwater design experience
  • Experience with drainage criteria application


 Additional Information:

The City of Colorado Springs offers additional compensation depending on the position, area of assignment, and specific job assignments, including shift differential, pay differential, acting or lead, special assignment, hazard pay, longevity, cell phone allowance, uniform allowance, relocation, awards, stand by, call out, compensatory time off, tuition, overtime, extra duty, incentive, holiday premium, proficiency, and vacation sell back.

NOTE: This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.
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