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Project Engineer - Public Works

at City of Aurora

Pay: $35.15 to $51.01/hour
$35.15 - $51.01
Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2525197
Keywords: city

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City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

Department Information
The Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is seeking a skilled Project Engineer to plan, review, coordinate, and perform complex professional engineering work to support engineering services.  

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 


  • Review development, site plans and civil plans (construction documents) for conformance to annexation agreements, city code ordinance, and roadway and urban drainage requirements
  • Represents engineering section of Public Works at public hearings, homeowners association and planning pre-application meetings
  • Reviews drainage studies for conformance to hydrology, hydraulic and urban drainage flood control criteria
  • Reviews construction drawings for conformance to city code, city drainage and roadway standards
  • Represents Public Works flood plain administrative requests for property owners, engineering consultants, urban drainage floor control district, and developers
  • Acts as a team leader for design engineers, technicians and other support personnel
  • May perform other duties assigned


  •  Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field
  • Master's degree in civil engineering or related field preferred

  • At least five (5) years of experience in municipal engineering work.  
An equivalent combination of training, education, and experience demonstrating required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. 

  • Thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to municipal engineering projects
  • Local, state and federal laws and regulations related to assigned function

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Make decisions and solve complex technical problems
  • Interpret codes and criteria
  • Use computer design software in engineering projects
  • Work effectively with other employees, outside agencies, contractors and citizens

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Skills in the use of field and office engineering instruments and equipment
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software

Licenses and/or Certificates Required:
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado or the ability of reciprocity within six months from another state
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving record 


Physical Demands: 

  • Sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
  • Occasional walking and standing
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard and engineering instruments
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:
  • Primarily works in a clean, comfortable environment, some outdoor work for field inspections.
Equipment Used:
  • Computer and engineering instruments; motor vehicle; general office equipment.
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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