Arvada, CO Full Time 2 weeks ago

Position Purpose
With approval of 4 new FTE's, we are looking to hire additional Engineers. The emphasis for Civil I or II will be Utilities Design.

Starting salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity. Typical placement will be entry to mid range.

Placement into a Civil Engineer I or II will be dependent on years of experience and certifications. Please upload certifications into attachments upon application.

Civil Engineer I - $72,716-$98,744
Civil Engineer II - $79,798 - $109,112

Responsible for the design and contract administration of routine projects related to the city’s utilities infrastructure (water, sanitary sewer, storm drain facilities). Responsible for the engineering review and monitoring of privately constructed development improvements to be added within the public right-of-way and easements.

Job Functions / Scope of Authority


  • Prepares and/or develops plans for routine utilities projects and programs involving coordination with other departments and/or outside organizations.
  • Prepares requests for proposals, environmental studies, right-of-way acquisitions, and design of utilities infrastructure projects.
  • Prepares routine public infrastructure project bids and construction contracts.
  • Administers routine contracts, which may include preparation of progress payments, negotiation of change orders, resolving contract payment disputes, and ensuring compliance with provisions in the contract.
  • Reviews engineering plans submitted by others, recommend changes for reasonableness, to conform with existing infrastructure, or in conformance to the city’s Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements.
  • Enforces the city’s Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements.
  • Reviews and coordinates routine programs and projects with governmental agencies, districts, landowners, contractors, and consultants.
  • Assists in negotiation of acquisition of right of way from property owners.
  • Communicates and interacts with a variety of interests including but not limited to: elected officials, government and quasi-government representatives, districts, landholders, developers, citizens and others as needed to perform the duties and functions of the civil engineer I position.
  • Prepares budgets and reports on utilities capital improvement / maintenance projects for public works programs.
  • Proposes updates to the Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements.
  • Develops specific routine project budget, oversees expenditures of the project funds.
  • Analyzes alternative solutions to projects to determine the most adequate and cost effective solution.
  • Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.
  • Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.
  • Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.


  • Basic knowledge of principles and practices of engineering, including standards, policies, and technical issues with a focus on utilities design.
  • Basic knowledge in preparing and negotiating routine contractor and vendor contracts.
  • Knowledge and ability in the application of standard engineering techniques and procedures related to utilities design and operations..
  • Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple and changing work requests while meeting the many needs of the customers/users.
  • Ability to exercise sound initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.


  • Represents division on various city committees and outside organizations.
  • Other duties as required.

—Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job—*
Receives close to general supervision from an Engineering Manager and may receive guidance, training and direction from a Civil Engineer III. Plans own work to meet defined work plans and objectives. Most of the time precedents and/or procedures exist. Expected to handle different situations with guidance on specialized or unusual situations. Makes decisions based on organizational policy, codes, ordinances, goals and/or objectives. Adheres to procedures set forth in the City of Arvada codes and ordinances, and department and division policies and procedures.

Financial Accountability:
Makes recommendations to supervisor for project budget allocations. Responsible for making recommendations that affect the allocations of money for projects, varying from $50,000 to over $1 million. May approve expenditures up to $5,000.
No supervisory responsibility.

Working Environment / Qualifications

The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment with low noise levels. Physical effort and activities include: No physical effort above and beyond what is normally required for work primarily performed in an office environment. More than ten times a month, visits may be made to construction sites, which may have large construction equipment, loud noise, pipeline trenches, and possible heavy truck and vehicle traffic.
Civil Engineer I -*
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent in a related field focused on utilities design. Colorado Engineer In Training (EIT) certification required or ability to obtain within six months of employment. Must possess a valid driver’s license (or ability to obtain a Colorado license within 6 months of employment).

Civil Engineer II -*
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and two (2) years of experience in civil engineering or related field, traffic engineering experience preferred. Colorado Engineer In Training (EIT) certification required, Professional Engineer (PE) certification preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license (or ability to obtain a Colorado license within 6 months of employment).

Vision Mission Values
The City's Core values are in every employee's individual Performance Plan which helps us to reinforce our expectations for living and working by our Core Values.

Every City employee is expected to perform his/her job to the highest professional standards. This includes upholding the City's values with integrity and accountability, acting in a manner that is respectful and inclusive towards others, and adhering to the City's policy on employee conduct as detailed in the personnel rules sec. 70-143.
We Dream Big and Deliver
Mission: We are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.
Innovation: We excel in creativity, flexibility and the use of best practices while valuing diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives.
Passion: We are a high performing, inclusive team inspiring each other to pursue excellence.
Opportunity: We value our diversity, embrace possibilities, face challenges, persevere and take action to deliver quality results.

The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Full Time Employee Benefits

The City of Arvada offers employees an excellent benefit package
The City of Arvada values the contributions each employee makes every day toward the success of the organization and community. The importance of being able to provide our employees and their families with quality benefits as part of their overall compensation package is a high priority. As a result, the City has developed a comprehensive benefits package that delivers quality and value while satisfying the diverse needs of our workforce.
EligibilityTo be eligible, full-time and part-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week are eligible for benefits for themselves, their spouse, their same-sex partner, and their dependent children. New hires are eligible for insurance the first day of the month following one full calendar month of employment following their hire date.

The City of Arvada offers employees a competitive pay plan
The City of Arvada Pay Plan reflects the City's Total Compensation Philosophy. This philosophy includes being an employer of choice in the Denver/Boulder region by attracting and retaining highly talented and engaged employees. Developed in partnership with the members of City Council, this philosophy serves to guide staff in the management of the City's compensation practices. It ensures that the pay plan is updated with competitive market-based salaries, and managed in a manner that is fiscally responsible and within the City's ability to fund. The Pay Plan can be found here. (Download PDF reader)

Benefits Summary
The City of Arvada Pay Plan is specifically designed to help you further understand the highlights of the benefit options offered. That information can be found here (Download PDF reader).

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Location: 8101 Ralston Road,Arvada,CO, Arvada, CO 80002

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $72,215.52 - $98,743.68 per year

  • Company:
    City of Arvada
  • Job Type:
  • Posting Date:
    13th May 2022
  • Valid through:
    13th Jun 2022
  • Location:
  • Est. Salary:
    $72,216-98,744 / YEAR
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