Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $94,716.00 - $116,054.00 Annually 
The salary range for this position is $94,716.00 - $137,392.00 Annually 

**This is a contract position that is eligible for medical and leave benefits only.** 

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:  Integrity, Respect, 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 City of Aurora Building Division is a division of Public Works. The Building Division has three primary areas: the Permit Center Building Plan Review, and Building Inspections. Our goal is to ensure safe buildings and properties for our citizens through a collaborative working relationship with our construction partners.

The City of Aurora is seeking a qualified Public Lighting Program Manager to directly, or through consultant contracts, develop and manage a public lighting program within the Public Works Department.

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. 


  • Determine appropriate lighting levels for parking lots, public streets and pedestrian walkways
  • Develop standard details and specifications for approved light poles, foundations, fixtures, and other attachments
  • Develop various processes including: site and civil plan review, maintenance, on-call/emergency response, utility locates, and capital replacement
  • Assist in determining positions and develop appropriate job descriptions or scopes of work for program positions and/or consultants
  • Assist in determining appropriate levels of staffing and funding
  • Provides technical expertise to Public Works and other departments and divisions
  • Reviews construction plans and specifications
  • Ensures compliance with design, City policies and procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Negotiates contracts, makes presentations, recommends for approval construction documents for public construction
  • May supervise support staff and/or lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


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

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or similar related field).
  • At least six (6) years professional level engineering experience in design, construction and maintenance of public and commercial lighting and lighting systems 
  • Experience developing or managing a municipal public lighting program preferred
Licenses and Certifications Required: 
  • Colorado Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect in the United States, State of Colorado, or ability to obtain within 6 months

Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and theories of outdoor lighting design, construction and maintenance
  • Technical knowledge of LED fixtures and drivers 
  • International, federal, state and municipal building design requirements, codes and specifications
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
 Abilities to: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Plan and schedule work operations


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.
Physical Demands:
  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
  • Vision for data analysis and preparation
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard
  • Foot/eye coordination for operation of motor vehicle for field inspections
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:
  • Primarily works in a clean, comfortable environment
  • May perform some outdoor work for field inspections

Equipment Used:
  • Personal computer 
  • Operates a motor vehicle
  • 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 preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach 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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