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Civil Engineer III/IV - Transmission & Distribution -Water & Sewer

City of Greeley
Greeley, Colorado
$98,800-$134,464 or $108,400-$142,862 Annually
Closing date
Jun 29, 2024

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Water Resources Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type

Salary Range:    Level III:      $ 98,800 - $134,464 Annually

                            Level IV:      $108,400 - $142,862 Annually



Hiring Bonus:

Offering a $5,000 hiring bonus for new hires in this senior engineer and leadership role for qualified candidates, and an additional $5,000 upon successful completion of the probationary period.  Plus, an additional 40 hours of banked PTO. 


Benefits: This position is benefits eligible. Please view our benefits guide here.


Job Summary:

The City of Greeley is seeking a Civil Engineer III or IV.  This is a mid to senior level engineering position, reporting to the Chief Engineer in the Engineering division of the Water and Sewer Department.  The Civil Engineer III or IV will provide project management of simple to complex water distribution and transmission projects concurrently. Areas of responsibility include the planning, budgeting, permitting, design, and construction of the City’s water distribution and transmission system with significant input on expansion and rehabilitation of the system. The Engineer will work with operations and engineering staff to optimize the water distribution system to improve water quality, pressures within each zone, fire flows, storage reservoirs, pump stations, and long-term buildout of the system.  Responsibilities will include permitting, project planning, budgeting, design, construction management, management of consultants and contractors, and coordination with stakeholders and the public.  The successful candidate will provide guidance to City staff on water quality and infrastructure and project administration and requires self-motivation, water distribution experience, sound engineering judgment, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently and manage significant responsibility.  There is a great opportunity for growth and career advancement within the Water and Sewer Department.  



Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

Minimum Requirements


Level III:


  • 7+ years of experience in municipal engineering or similarly related work experience in a non-governmental environment.
  • Licensed Professional Civil Engineer (PE).

Level IV:


  • 15+ years of experience in municipal engineering or similarly related work experience in a non-governmental environment.
  • Licensed Professional Civil Engineer (PE).

All Levels:


  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering, or a closely related field
  • 7+ years of experience in the design, construction, and oversight of water projects that includes knowledge of the materials, design methods, and construction techniques used in the design.
  • Candidates should have skills and understanding of software packages relating to ArcMap/GIS, and hydraulic modeling
  • Valid driver's license



  • Masters of Science degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in hydraulic modelling InfoWater software.
  • 5+ years of experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS Pro.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred, including supervising employees and projects, performance management, and conflict resolution.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge of the business and organizational structure of Colorado municipalities.
  • Knowledge of environmental permitting requirements including the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
  • Collaboration skills, including the ability to work with others from different areas and backgrounds to reach a common goal. 
  • Computer skills, including the ability to utilize Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc.) and the ability to learn and experiment with new software and systems.
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate interaction, communication, and teamwork between others.
  • Oral, written, and listening communication skills, including the ability to accurately interpret what others are saying and convey messages, information, concepts, and details accurately and clearly.
  • Organizational skills, including the ability to set and meet goals and deadlines, manage appointments, creates schedules, coordinates, and facilitates meetings, and makes decisions. 
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple concurrent and competing tasks and responsibilities, and adapt to changing priorities while maintaining personal effectiveness.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and stay on task when completing special projects and daily assignments.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and reliable professional judgment, as well as collaboratively with a team to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to maintain a strong work ethic, positive problem-solving attitude, and enthusiasm for the work performed.
  • Ability to self-start and take initiative in completing daily tasks and special projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with a variety of internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages.
  • Ability to navigate a complex political environment.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, processes, principles, and best practices.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to organize data and materials, solve problems, negotiate with others to reach a common objective, communicate information and changes, adapt to shifting priorities, manage conflict, and meet deadlines.
  • Employee management, supervision, and team building skills, including the ability to train and coach others, communicate effectively, manage conflict, reward good behavior, and establish and maintain accountability.
  • Conflict management skills, including the ability to remain impartial, get disparate and adverse parties to reach consensus, and negotiate amicable resolutions in order to maintain cohesion and cooperation.
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to effectively manage various personalities and persuade others to take particular courses of action 
  • Ability to influence change through a collaborative and inclusive style.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, including those who may be outside your immediate sphere of influence.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to examine and summarize data and trends in order to resolve issues and produce results.
  • Critical thinking skills, including the ability to identify problems, questions, and assumptions; establish significance; and understand logical connections between ideas.


Essential Functions:

  • Hosts construction management meetings, pre-bid, and pre-construction conferences; and completes periodic field inspections, change orders, and invoices. 
  • Provides project leadership including time management, project costs, and project schedules, including negotiating project scope of services and fee schedules.
  • Manages consultant and contractor contracts.
  • Oversees project planning, permitting, project plans and specification development, invoicing, construction management, and construction inspection activities.
  • Leads and assists Engineering Development Review in defining development requirements based on governing codes and criteria.
  • Reviews hydraulic/utility reports and plans for the expansion of municipal collections systems.
  • Performs technical research, reviews work products or completed construction projects, evaluates alternatives, and provides reliable recommendations and advice in order to move projects forward. 
  • Periodically presents projects and work products to coworkers or at board, City Council, or public meetings.
  • Works effectively with coworkers, consultants, governmental agencies, contractors, stakeholders, and general public to achieve the City’s objectives.
  • Responds to requests for information and engineering assistance from coworkers, other departments, governmental agencies, and the general public.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Level IV has the potential for supervision of junior engineering staff, including:

  • Organizes and delegates assignments to team members. 
  • Hires, trains, motivates, and coaches employees. 
  • Evaluating employee performance and goal setting. 
  • Holds employees accountable for assigned tasks and goals. 
  • Provides timely and constructive feedback and training opportunities. 
  • Provides training opportunities with a focus on employee development. 
  • Resolves conflicts and complaints. 
  • Analyzes information and processes and develops more effective or efficient processes. 
  • Establishes and achieves business and financial objectives. 
  • Ensures compliance with safety procedures. 


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • The work environment is a combination of in-office and field locations with frequent interaction with other staff and frequent participation in meetings.
  • May be required to travel up to 10% of the time for training or conferences. Travel outside of the office will be dependent on project needs, coordination, and activities within Greeley and Northern Colorado.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions and various types of noise when on project sites.
  • Fieldwork involves working in and around construction projects with heavy equipment being used by contractors. Safety equipment such as hard hat, reflective safety vest, hard toe boots, and safety glasses are provided and used as needed.
  • Position requires incumbent to be ambulatory.
  • Mobility and manual dexterity to inspect work sites, operate vehicles, and use computer equipment.
  • Vision enough to interpret written documents, interpret engineering drawings, and inspect work products.
  • Communication skills to adequately convey information to contractors, property owners, other personnel, and the general public.
  • Mobility to inspect work sites for compliance with plans and specifications and move over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
  • Manual dexterity to operate computer equipment and vehicles, to accurately input, retrieve and verify work assignments, and use hands to finger, handle, feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Duties may occasionally require light to moderate physical effort including stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, frequent standing, or walking, frequently lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.
  • Extensive work is performed on a computer.


EOE Statement: The City of Greeley provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local 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.


ADA Statement: We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. We provide accommodations for applicants requesting accommodation through the search process such as alternative formats of this posting.  Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at: .


Conditions of Employment: Candidates must successfully complete all pre-employment screenings and employment eligibility verification. Pre-employment screenings include a drug test, a background and national sex offender search, a motor vehicle record search, and for some positions, a physical demands evaluation. For more information about City policies and practices during the recruitment process, including but not limited to EOE, Reasonable Accommodation, and pre-employment screenings, please visit our career page HERE. 

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