Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Plans, directs, organizes, manages and administers the City's engineering services program under the direction of the Director of Public Works.  Program areas may include traffic engineering, capital projects engineering, facilities engineering, development review and inspections.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:

  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs

The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

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.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-served basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.



  • Manages the City's engineering services program, including design, capital construction, civil plans review, traffic and transportation engineering, inspections, materials lab, facilities engineering, and technical services; establishes and reviews work methods, procedures and standards.
  • Directs preparation of and recommends capital improvements program budget for the Public Works Department.
  • Coordinates engineering activities and projects with other departments, outside agencies and jurisdictions.
  • Directs development of, reviews and approves plans and specifications for major work projects, new development, and contracts; provides assistance and guidance to management and City Council on policy and programs related to 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.
  • Assists in developing operational priorities, goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and presents information to senior management, City departments, policy committees, City Council and others.
  • Makes recommendations to the Director regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining assigned employees.
  • Supervises assigned supervisory and managerial employees; and performs additional duties as assigned.



Education: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, or directly related field.  Master's degree preferred.

Experience: At least 7 years progressively responsible experience in a public works engineering organization including at least 3 years' experience supervising personnel involved in civil engineering, surveying, drafting and computer aided design.   An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

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; ability to understand objectives of both internal groups and external organizations in order to develop collaboration and support for goals, programs and projects of the City; manage the development of multiple use projects; manage public participation and stakeholder involvement processes; direct and manage the work of consulting engineers and other design professionals; direct and effectively supervise other employees; and administer budgets.

Skills:  Strong interpersonal, analytical, decision-making, and managerial skills. 


  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado or ability to obtain through reciprocity.  
  • 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.

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.
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, 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 the City of Aurora vacancies.

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