Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

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 wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

The Contingent Engineering Inspector serves as the lead inspector for the utilities' Watch and Protect Program. Performs inspection of wet utility infrastructure in regards to other construction in the vicinity of Aurora Water Utilities. The inspector will also ensure quality workmanship and construction practices; and that work is completed in compliance with plans, specifications, rules, regulations, and city codes. This position reports directly to the Project Delivery Services Manager.

This is a temporary position that is evaluated on a yearly basis. This is a full-time (40 hours a week) contingent position with medical benefits only.

Aurora Water
Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health.

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.


  • Provides Watch and Protect inspection services to interpret, explain, and enforce City standards, specifications, and plans
  • Accepts proper construction and rejects or requires replacement of defective work or materials
  • Provides daily documentation of project work activity, equipment, and manpower
  • Measures and records completed work and participates in meetings with contractors
  • Coordinates construction requirements with contractors, project engineers, and utility companies
  • Provides information to developers, contractors, or interested parties
  • Collects and provides data
  • Stops work of contractors as needed
  • Reports verbally or in writing; and performs additional duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • At least 2 years experience performing construction inspections of water utilities for a public jurisdiction or consulting engineering firm.
  • Experience in a similar position for a private utility will also be acceptable.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to the construction of water lines, sewer lines, and related appurtenances
  • City standards and specifications
  • Code enforcement techniques and principals

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations
  • Read and interpret project plans and drawings
  • Write and maintain detailed reports, logs, and payment records.
  • Skill in the interpretation of engineer's drawings, standards, and specifications, personal computer, and related software.


Physical Demands:

  • Moderate physical work which requires the ability to lift a maximum of 25 pounds
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Regular walking and standing
  • A full range of body movements including pushing, pulling, climbing, and crawling
  • Foot/eye coordination to operate a motor vehicle
  • Vision to read plans, specifications, and other information
  • Frequent hearing and speech communication with employees, contractors, and citizens
  • Working in excavations and/or confined spaces
Work Environment:
  • Works indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and over all types of terrain with some exposure to dust, noise, traffic, and moving construction equipment.

Equipment Used:
  • Operates a motor vehicle; measuring equipment such as tapes, levels, and micrometers; camera.
  • 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, Employment References, and Education Verification:
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.  Submittal of official transcripts of most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application.

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