Project Engineer or Engineering Specialist

Grand Junction, Colorado
Jul 01, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
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Contract Type
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Hiring Range: $6,635 - $7,323 per month
Hiring Range: $5,441 - $6,006 per month

About the Position:
The City of Grand Junction is seeking a creative, versatile, team-oriented Engineer to help implement the City's diverse capital improvement program.   As an engineer with the City, you have the opportunity to design and oversee construction work on a wide variety of projects including wastewater, water, storm, streets, bridges, bike paths, parks, and municipal buildings such as fire stations.  We have great collaborative relationships with CDOT, Mesa County, surrounding communities, and the many utility companies and enjoy working closely with them on improving infrastructure for our community. 

The City of Grand Junction has a current opening for either a Project Engineer or an Engineering Specialist. An Engineering Specialist will complete similar duties with additional/adequate oversight from a licensed supervisor. An Engineering Specialist must have the ability to obtain an Engineering Intern (EIT) certificate within one year of employment and a Professional Engineer (PE) license within five years of employment.

What We Offer:
We offer an excellent benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including health and dental insurance, retirement, paid leave, a City employee health clinic, and a wellness program. The City offers a 15-step pay plan. The hiring range for a Project Engineer is $6,635 - $7,323  monthly, and for an Engineering Specialist is $5,441 - $6,006 monthly.  The hiring ranges represent steps 1 to 5 of our pay plan. Each year, with the approval of City Council, employees receive an additional step increase of 2.5% 

About the Public Works Engineering Division:

The mission of the Engineering Division is to plan and manage the improvement and expansion of public infrastructure systems to maintain acceptable levels of service and accommodate future growth. City Engineers have used growth projections for the next 20 years to prioritize and design the streets, utilities, parks, and municipal buildings needed to continue growing gracefully. These Projects will focus on keeping our traffic flowing smoothly, widening our streets, expanding our trail network, replacing outdated utilities, adding new park amenities, and adding fire stations. We design most projects "in-house" while consulting out specialty trades such as structural, electrical, geotechnical, and treatment plant process upgrades.  We like to have our engineers involved from the very inception of a project all the way through the construction phase.  

About Our Culture:
At the City of Grand Junction, we lead the way with continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exemplary service. Our core values are demonstrated by our willingness to challenge the status quo, ability to work together using all areas of expertise to achieve a common goal, and commitment to fulfilling the needs of our community through thoughtful interactions.  We look forward to welcoming new employees who share our values.

About the Area:
Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver, CO (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City, UT (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land. Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest. Grand Junction has a robust downtown and hosts multiple art, music, food, and market events annually. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic and trail congestion. With an average of 245 days of sunshine, Grand Junction is the perfect place to work and play. See Visit Grand Junction for videos and information about our community.  

What We're Looking For in a Project Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
  • Four (4) years of professional civil engineering experience in the areas of utility design, including experience in planning to operation phases.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado within 1 year of employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.

What We're Looking for in an Engineering Specialist:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or a related field. OR High School Diploma or G.E.D.; supplemented by additional engineering technology coursework and six (6) years of related engineering experience. 
  • Must have ability to obtain an Engineering Intern (EIT) certificate within 1 year of employment and a Professional Engineer (PE) License within five years of employment. 
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.

There may be an opportunity for applicants who only meet the education requirement, or currently hold an Engineering Intern License, to be hired to a position with a lower salary. See Hiring Range information at top of bulletin.