SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 6/19/2019. You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check, motor vehicle report, and drug test required.
Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
No. 8 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities (Yahoo Finance 2016)
“Top Ten Websites” Best of The Web Awards (Center for Digital Government – September 2016)
Top 10 Healthiest Cities" (Livability.com - April 2015)
No. 13 “Best Place to Live” (Livability.com - September 2015)
No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012)
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?
- Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
- Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days
- Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
- Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
- Life insurance, short-term and long term disability
- Wellness program, workout facilities
- Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic
- Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility
- Collaborative work environment
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Manages all aspects of design and construction of capital improvement projects for the water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities.
Coordinates work activities of the project management division with other City departments, divisions, or the public as needed in order to sustain or enhance service levels to the public.
Develops the project Scope of Work for all types of municipal projects.
Manages design of projects from conceptual ideas to final design.
Manages project budgets, anticipates financial changes for the projects, and maintains records of the projects.
Develops pre-conceptual, preliminary, and final cost estimates.
Ensures consistency with project management staff responsible for enforcing rules and regulations, government laws, city ordinances or codes.
Directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, and/or designs for project or program Ensures completion of assigned projects and programs within established budgets.
May direct the review and final approval, and signs final mylars, for utility infrastructure replacement projects or improvements in new developments.
May inspect sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards.
Represents the department and serves as a technical information resource for the public, consultants and developers, City boards and departments, City Council, and other organizations regarding specific projects or general engineering questions; may prepare presentations and written materials.
Directs the review and approval of technical hydraulic models and reports and ensures compliance with adopted master plan documents.
May be responsible for master planning of specific systems, which includes computer modeling.
Conducts public outreach related to infrastructure replacement projects. Includes preparation of brochures, handouts, web site, presentations, etc.
Performs field reconnaissance and inspects construction sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards.
Presents design alternatives to the public and obtains informed consent for construction of improvements.
Prepares correspondence/provides information for distribution and/or presentation to other agencies, other City departments, general public, special interest groups, property owners, and consultants.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for the supervision of assigned staff.
QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES:
Experience in designing and constructing municipal water distribution, wastewater collection, and storm drainage systems.
Ability to prepare bid specifications and construction specifications.
Knowledge of engineering practices and procedures.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle a variety of tasks on concurrent projects.
Knowledge of City, state, federal, and trade organization codes, standards, and regulations.
Working knowledge of and work experience with AutoCAD, MicroStation, or ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be helpful.
Ability to use engineering, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software.
Ability to read and interpret engineering reports and plans.
Ability to review development proposal submittals and administer development construction standards.
Ability to coordinate with a variety of individuals with varying technical backgrounds including local, state and federal agencies.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Good technical writing skills.
Supervisory and team building skills are helpful.
Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City consultants, construction contractors and the public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in civil, chemical or environmental engineering from an accredited college or university. A minimum of eight years related experience is required. Experience managing the design and construction phases of complex large-scale water, wastewater and stormwater capital projects is required. Water and / or wastewater treatment plant experience with operations, design and construction is also helpful.
All work is done in an team atmosphere with the design engineer, construction contractor, operating division and engineering staff working together toward the same goal to complete quality projects done on time and within the budget while applying the latest technology. Please detail any experience you have with Alternative Delivery methods of contracting and qualification based selection processes for Engineering Services and Construction Contracting.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to complex inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license. Mandatory requirement: Professional Engineer registered in the State of Colorado or ability to obtain within 6 months if currently holding a valid PE from another state. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute is helpful.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal work environment is an office environment; however the job does require field reconnaissance and construction site inspections. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, machinery, traffic conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally have to traverse rough, irregular terrain. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.
Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,
whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical
use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.
BACKGROUND CHECK/MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF OFFER.
Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.
Internal Number: req2031
About City of Fort Collins
POSITION TITLE: Civil Engineer III (Special Projects Manager) (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #: req2031
DEPARTMENT: Ut Water Systems Engr Div
LOCATION: UTILITIES SERVICE CTR - BLDG A
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $74,118.00 - 123,530.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
ANTICIPATED HIRING ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $74,118 - 104,000
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 6/19/2019.