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City Engineer

at City of Aurora

Pay: $45.56 to $62.64/hour
$45.56 - $62.64
Posted: 5/13/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2729034
Keywords: modeling

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The City of Aurora is seeking a City Engineer to plan, organize, and direct the City's engineering development review program under the direction of the Deputy Director of Public Works - Engineering.
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 work spaces


  • Manages the City's development review program, including preliminary and final civil development plans review and approval
  • Establishes and reviews work methods, procedures and standards
  • Coordinates engineering review of developments with other departments, outside agencies and jurisdictions
  • Approves floodplain permits
  • Develops and/or reviews plans and specifications for major work projects, new development, and contracts
  • Provides assistance and guidance to management and City Council on engineering matters; conducts or directs technical research on special projects
  • Prepares technical reports; represents department at meetings and on committees
  • Develops and proposes engineering policies
  • Monitors program budget, including expenditures
  • Assists in developing operational priorities, goals and objectives; makes recommendations to the Deputy Director regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining assigned employees
  • Supervises assigned employees
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or directly related field.

Experience: At least 5 years progressively responsible experience in a public works engineering operation including at least 3 years of experience supervising personnel involved in civil engineering.

Knowledge:  Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering; construction management and practices for civil engineering projects; computer aided design and drafting; federal, state, and local engineering standards and regulations; budgeting; and financial management. 

Abilities:  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens and elected officials; handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and fulfill goals and objectives; direct and effectively supervise other employees; and administer budgets.

Skills:  Strong interpersonal, analytical, decision-making, and managerial skills. 
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, OR EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado. Colorado driver's license with a good driving history. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
  • Occasional walking and standing
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate computer keyboard
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.
Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment.

Equipment Used: Personal computer and related software.

Essential Personnel: When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
For Veterans preference:  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.

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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