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Wastewater Project Engineer

South Platte Renew
Englewood, Colorado
$76,600 - $126,000/annual salary
Closing date
Nov 29, 2023


South Platte Renew (SPR) is the third largest water resource recovery facility (WRRF) in Colorado treating nearly 20 million gallons of wastewater each day. SPR is publicly owned by the Cities of Littleton and Englewood and serves approximately 300,000 residents in Littleton, Englewood, and 19 connecting communities. The Engineering Division of SPR is recruiting an Engineer II or III to help perform a variety of wastewater engineering duties related to the operation and optimization of a WRRF. As SPR renews water for Colorado’s future, the SPR Engineering Division plans, designs, and constructs treatment infrastructure, manages all assets, optimizes processes, and maintains all electrical instrumentation and controls.

Job class and salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

$76,600 - $126,000/annual salary

Why join us?

SPR has transformed over the years, but what has remained constant is the dedication to our communities, to our employees, and to the values of SPR: safety, passion, leadership, accountability, trust, teamwork, and excellence. SPR is recognized as a “Utility of the Future Today” and has won several awards for providing high-quality treatment for high-quality water, rethinking wastewater through innovative solutions, and engaging our community to build stronger partnerships; particularly, in community education, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

We provide our engineers with a variety of projects, tasks, and hands-on experience including design and construction for capital and process-based projects, pilots and research, laboratory and field work, and technical communications (verbal and written) to experience all facets of the diverse engineering industry of wastewater, environmental sustainability, and resource recovery. We invest in training and development, so you can build your future along with ours, creating an impactful career unique to you.

If you are eager to learn, contribute to a driven team, and are motivated by dynamic and challenging work, we’d love for you to join us!

Position Summary

The primary duties of this position surround capital improvement projects, process optimization efforts, and support of SPR initiatives including but not limited to asset management, sustainability, piloting, and research. Other duties will be assigned based on SPR needs and the successful candidate’s interest in a particular aspect of the Engineering division’s duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

Engineer II - Plans, reviews, designs, coordinates, and performs detailed and increasingly complex professional engineering work. Under general supervision from senior engineering staff, performs engineering assignments in the planning, design, construction, and operations support of wastewater projects. Acts as a staff engineer on select capital improvement projects and process initiatives.

Engineer III - Plans, reviews, designs, coordinates, and performs detailed and increasingly complex professional engineering work. Acts as a project manager for select capital improvement projects with minimal supervision and oversight. Performs engineering assignments requiring exercise of independent judgment in the planning, design, construction, and operations support of wastewater projects. 

Preparation and Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree in civil, mechanical, chemical, or environmental engineering.

Work Experience: Minimum engineering and professional experience is three years for Engineer II, six years for Engineer III.

Certification: EIT required for Engineer II. PE licensure preferred for Engineer III.

Driver’s License: Valid Colorado driver’s license and a clear or acceptable MVR required.

Knowledge and Skills

Computer Skills - General Computer knowledge including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD.

Communication Skills - Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external project stakeholders and colleagues. Strong written and verbal skills supporting technical document writing, leadership communications, scope of work development, meeting facilitation and/or participation, and collaboration with SPR staff, contractors, and other stakeholders.

Project Management Skills – Support internal work activities and outside contractors working on the SPR’s behalf. Develop and manage scope, schedule, fee, and final deliverables. Lead internal project teams and solicit stakeholder feedback from project conception to completion.

Working Conditions

Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment, requiring sitting for extended periods, and occasional light lifting (up to 15 lbs.). Work requires visual and physical capabilities to work on computers and associated equipment for prolonged periods (4-6 hours daily).

Work may be performed on construction sites where there may be exposure to dust, noise, traffic, and moving construction equipment. Work may be performed at wastewater treatment facility where noise, irritants, dust, dirt bacteria, hazardous chemicals/air materials and fumes are present.

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