Principal Engineer - Public Improvement Inspections Division and Materials Lab
- 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: 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
The Public Works vision is to effectively promote and maintain a high level of economic welfare and quality of life in Aurora through the planning, design, construction, inspection, review, approval, and maintenance of Aurora's transportation and drainage infrastructure. The Public Improvement Inspections Division and Materials Lab are responsible for the review of materials, and inspections of public improvements such as streets, walks, curbs, and gutters.
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.
- PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work in a multi-disciplinary team to support Public Works applications and functions
- Oversight of construction compliance
- Representing the City with external and internal parties
- May participate in the creation of function design, materials, and technical standards
- Supervises inspections and materials lab staff, including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline, and termination procedures
- Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries about construction-related issues as assigned
- Makes recommendations and decisions on inspections and materials associated with construction of public improvements
- Serves as liaison with departments, developers, and consultants
- Performs other duties as assigned
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's Degree in engineering or directly related field
- 7 years of materials and public improvement inspections related experience, 8 preferred
- Lead or supervisory experience is preferred
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 streets, water lines, sewer lines, and other public infrastructure
- General knowledge of materials used in the construction of municipal public infrastructure
- City standards and specifications
- Code enforcement techniques and principals
Licenses and Certifications: As assigned, specialized certifications may be required, such as:
- Driver's License
- Professional Engineer's License required
- WORKING CONDITIONS
- Physical Demands:
- Moderate physical work which requires the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds with or without assistance
- Frequent lifting, carrying, walking and standing
- Vision for data analysis, preparation, to read plans, specifications, and other information
- Hand/eye coordination for operation of a computer keyboard
- Foot/eye coordination for operation of a motor vehicle for field inspections
- Frequent communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens
- Regular walking and standing
- A full range of body movements including pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling
- Primarily works in a clean, comfortable environment
- May perform some outdoor work for field inspections
- Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
- Operates a motor vehicle; personal computer, measuring equipment such as tapes, levels and micrometers; and 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
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.
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.
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.