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Engineer II - Stormwater Review

City of Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$6,853.01 - $8,226.90 Monthly
Closing date
May 31, 2023

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type

In this position, you will review submitted drainage documents for adherence to applicable codes, policies, criteria, and regulations; assist with design and coordination of a variety of engineering projects for the Public Works Department/Stormwater Enterprise; and participate in drainage basin studies.

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

  • Review and approve drainage reports, grading/erosion control plans, and construction plan reviews for compliance with City codes, policies, standards, and drainage criteria
  • Conduct construction plan and development plan reviews to ensure compliance with professional and technical guidelines 
  • Prepare detailed comments for applicants and provide technical assistance with corrections
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from the public, contractors, and developers
  • Ensure project compliance with diverse and complex regulations, standards, and procedures for federal, state, and local government during the review and implementation of stormwater capital projects
  • Interact with City and Colorado Springs Utilities departments
  • Review other City projects and operations for compliance with stormwater and environmental regulatory programs; recommend and coordinate modifications to projects as needed
  • Participate in drainage basin planning studies such as storm sewers, channels, bridges, and detention ponds

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:

  • Professional civil engineering principles, practices, and methods related to stormwater management, hydrology and hydraulics
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations governing one or more of the following: Environmental Protection Agency MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), City drainage criteria, Pikes Peak Regional Floodplain Management, and Army Corps of Engineers
  • Methods and techniques of engineering plan design, review, and approval
  • Principles of business letter writing and technical report preparation
  • Erosion control and Best Management Practices
  • Construction management principles
  • Concepts related to City's Four Step Process, full-spectrum detention, and low-impact development techniques
  • Drainage basin planning

Ability to:

  • Provide technical training to lower-level engineering staff
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships 


Successful candidates will have

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related engineering field
  • Three years of full-time professional engineering experience in area related to assignment
  • Possess and maintain a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges


Ideal candidates will also have

  • Experience reviewing drainage plans and reports
  • Experience in stormwater management, hydrology and hydraulics
  • Experience in civil engineering with a focus on water resources

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, standby, 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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