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Project Engineer/Civil Engineer

Northern Water
Berthoud, Colorado
$101,322 - $129,116 per year + benefits
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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This position is responsible for providing project management services to Northern Water. The primary responsibility for this position is to assist in the project management of Chimney Hollow Reservoir construction, the major component of the Windy Gap Firming Project (WGFP).


  • Provides project management assistance to the Chimney Hollow project manager.
  • Inspects work for compliance with the Contract Documents. Project includes quarry operations, rockfill dams, tunneling, concrete, and large diameter pipelines and valves.
  • Works with the third-party Construction Management and Engineering firms to administer the Contract Documents. 
  • Performs Owner’s (Northern Water) tasks as outlined in the Contract Documents.
  • Reviews daily, weekly, and monthly progress reports for accuracy.
  • Organizes meetings and maintain action item lists.
  • Reviews the quality control and quality assurance programs.
  • Analyzes and tracks project progress using project scheduling software.
  • Processes Requests for Information (RFIs), substitution requests and submittals.
  • Processes Non-conformance reports and document resolution.
  • Supports Dispute Resolution.
  • Performs shop inspections, witness factory acceptance tests and witness delivery of materials and equipment, such as, gate fabrication, pipes, valves, etc.
  • Assists with project document control.
  • Reviews and processes change orders for the contractor, engineer, and construction manager.
  • Supports development of a Standard Operating Practice (SOP).
  • Supports project commissioning.
  • Acts as a public relations agent and conducts site tours.
  • Coordinates with regulatory agencies and supports Environmental Compliance.
  • Coordinates contracting, invoicing, bonding, and insurance requirements with the Northern Water Finance and Administration Division.
  • General coordination for Project including organizing meetings between parties, taking minutes, and managing Owner-generated action items.


  • Presents occasional progress reports to the Board of Directors and management.
  • Assists in the project management for other projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Project Management training is highly desirable.


  • Minimum 5 years' experience in the engineering, management and oversite of water related projects. Relative experience could include design and construction of dams, hydraulic structures, pipelines, or tunnels.
  • Experience with earthen dams, spillways, pipelines, or other heavy civil design and construction is highly desirable.


  • Colorado Professional Engineering License
  • Valid driver’s license



  • Project management and engineering principles.
  • Construction administration knowledge is desirable.


  • Highly organized and professional.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Use various software packages (Excel, Word, Microsoft Project, etc.).
  • Should have a firm background in the planning and construction of water-related projects.
  • Adept in budgeting and expenditure tracking of projects.
  • Proficient in project scheduling and project tracking software(s).
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal relation skills.


  • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Thoughtfully plan, organize, and implement specifications.
  • Meet with stakeholders including property owners, citizens, state and local government representatives.


  • Walking and climbing stairs daily.
  • Sustained operation of keyboard devices.
  • Prolonged sitting, standing, and walking in performance of daily activities.
  • Use safety devices/equipment including but not limited to hard hats, glasses, dust masks, steel-toed shoes. Observe all safety policies, clearance rules and regulations.
  • Stand, walk, and balance on concrete, blacktop, catwalks, uneven surfaces, scaffolding platforms, steep slopes, etc.
  • Enter confined spaces using proper safety procedures.
  • Work in or around buildings, shops, warehouses, reservoirs, pumping plants, canals, and other water infrastructure that are accessed on improved or unimproved roads in a variety of weather conditions such as temperatures greater than 100 degrees F and/or temperatures less than 0 degrees F.
  • Work in environments that may contain various types of dust, pollens and may be subject to loud noises.
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of a post job offer physical examination.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Maintains a personal appearance appropriate for job position and image of Northern Water.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. 

Northern Water provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Northern Water complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Northern Water also prohibits any form of workplace harassment in accordance with these laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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