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 overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

Department Information
The Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is seeking an Engineering Supervisor.   They are responsible for managing the development review staff within Public Works Engineering Division, including but not limited to reviewing and approval of civil engineering plans, drainage reports, pavement designs, and lighting plans.


  • Supervises development review staff, acts as a team leader for engineers, technicians and other support personnel
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team to support Public Works applications and functions
  • Supervises, evaluates, trains and instructs assigned staff
  • May supervise consultant work
  • Develops technical criteria and may assist in the design of interdepartmental complex engineering projects
  • Provides technical expertise to other departments and divisions
  • Reviews and approves design plans for private development and public projects
  • Represent the City with both external and internal parties, including but not limited to coordinating with outside agencies on development related matters, attending Planning Commission and City Council
  • Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries regarding concerns including but not limited to those associated with development
  • Coordinates with the Floodplain Administrator for review and approval of preliminary / master / final drainage reports.
  • Ensures compliance with design, City policies and procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Develops and implements work procedures and policies
  • Develops operational priorities, goals, and objectives for assigned employees
  • May negotiate contracts, makes presentations, and recommends for approval construction documents for public construction
  • Participates as hiring supervisor in selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining assigned employees
  • Serve as a liaison with departments, developers and consultants
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or directly related field

  • Seven (7) years progressively responsible professional engineering work in assigned function
  • Supervisory experience is required
  • Experience in land design and/or municipal engineering preferred

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and theories of land design and development
  • Knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to the position
  • Familiarity with standard practice roadway design and construction specifications

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens and customers
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, commissions, City Council, and city staff regarding development projects and issues
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Effectively supervise other employees
  • Plan and schedule work unit operations
  • Interpret codes and criteria
  • Make decisions and solve complex technical and procedural problems
  • Able to manage multiple projects and objectives

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Skills in the use of field and office engineering instruments and equipment
  • Use computer software for engineering analysis, technical review and workflow management

Licenses and Certifications:  
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) with the State of Colorado or ability to obtain through reciprocity from another state within 6 months of employment
  • Driver's license with a good driving history


Physical Demands:
  • Light to sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 15 pounds
  • Occasional lifting and carrying
  • Frequent walking and standing for field work and meetings
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents as well as produce design work
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard and engineering instruments
  • Hand/foot/eye coordination to operate a motor vehicle
  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment: 
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment with occasional outdoor work including exposure to varying weather conditions, noise and dust, and traffic

Equipment Used
  • Computer and engineering instruments; electronic components; motor vehicle
  • Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
  • 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, 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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