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Water Resource Engineer I - IV

at City of Greeley, CO

Pay: $63463 to $103470/year
$63463 - $103470
Posted: 4/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2423233
Keywords: engineer, modeling

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

2019 Salary Ranges
Water Resources Engineer I: $63,463 - $77,682
Water Resources Engineer II: $73,174 - $89,642
Water Resources Engineer III: $78,093 - $95,648
Water Resources Engineer IV: $82,777 - $103,470

The City of Greeley is seeking entry to senior level engineer committed to providing operational excellence in water resources planning and management. As a part of the Water & Sewer Department, you will work with an energetic group of water resource professionals dedicated to serving the City, our citizens, and the Northern Colorado regional economy. Collaborate with a talented team committed to improving public and environmental health though investment in infrastructure and water supplies that serves our collective future. Join a workforce that is committed to achieving excellence, to regional collaboration, and to the empowerment of individuals and their teams.  
Do you have a desire to contribute in a meaningful way? Are you someone with the courage and skills to make a difference? Would you like to be part of a team with a legacy of foresight, quality and planning dating back over 100 years?   If so, please learn more about us and consider joining our Greeley team.
The individual selected for this position will provide project planning and management support of minor to complex water resources projects that enhance Greeley's untreated water supply system.  Project areas range from Greeley's high mountain reservoirs to the City's expansive non-potable irrigation system.  Duties include coordinating master planning; development of environmental permitting; infrastructure planning and design; construction management; management of consultants and contractors; coordination with stakeholders and the public; and project administration. This position requires a self-motivated candidate with sound engineering judgment and problem solving skills who can work independently.  The position offers significant opportunity for advancement.

We need you! Public service is an honorable profession and local public service provides the opportunity to work directly with the people we serve. Come be a part of Greeley - A City Achieving Community Excellence.

Applications will be reviewed after May 26, 2019. This posting may be removed without notice.  Apply today.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills

Engineer I: 1+ years of relevant experience and EIT certification desired.
Engineer II: 3+ years of experience and PE or ability to obtain PE within one year desired.
Engineer III: 6+ years of experience and PE or ability to obtain PE within one year desired.
Engineer IV: PE with 10+ years required.

All Applicants:

  • BS degree in Environmental, Civil, or Water Resources Engineering, or closely related field, MS degree preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of municipal water supply systems, water demand management, water conservation, and water supply development principles.
  • Understanding of Colorado water law, water rights administration, and Water Court processes.
  • Knowledge of the materials, design methods, and construction techniques used in the design of reservoirs, lined storage ponds, ditches, and non-potable distribution systems including pipes and pump systems.
  • Knowledge of environmental permitting requirements such as under the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act Section 404 permits, etc.
  • Knowledge of software packages relating to GIS mapping needs; water allocation, hydrologic and/or hydraulic modeling experience desired.
  • Project management experience including scope of work development, management of consultants, and cost and schedule management.
  • Knowledge and ability to work spreadsheets and databases.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record.

Essential Functions

  • Negotiate scope of services and fee schedules; manage consultants and contracts; and oversee project planning, design, and construction.
  • Perform technical research; review work products or completed construction; evaluate alternatives; and provide reliable recommendations and advice in order to move projects forward.
  • Coordinate updates to Greeley's Water Master Plan and Non-Potable Master Plans.
  • Work with a team of water resource managers, water attorneys, water resource engineers and municipal utility managers in making decisions about water policy issues.
  • Communicate clearly in written and verbal formats to coordinate with senior leadership and  elected officials on technical subjects in a way that conveys key information.
  • Represent municipal interests to the public, advisory boards, City Council, stakeholder groups, ditch company boards, technical working groups and professional trade organizations.
  • Work effectively with coworkers, consultants, governmental agencies, contractors, and stakeholders to achieve the city's objectives.
  • Respond to requests for information and engineering assistance from coworkers, other departments, governmental agencies, or the general public.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned .

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work Environment: 

  • The work environment is a combination of office and field locations with frequent interaction with other staff and frequent participation in meetings.
Physical Requirements:
  • Communication skills to adequately convey information.
  • 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.
  • Position requires applicant to be ambulatory.