Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
Project Engineer
The hiring range for this position is $73,120.00 - $97,843.00 Annually 
The salary range for this position is $73,120.00 - $106,092.00 Annually 

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 Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is seeking a Project Engineer.   They are responsible for, including but not limited to, reviewing and approval of civil engineering plans, drainage reports, pavement designs, and lighting plans.

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.


Performs development review of site plans and civil plans (construction drawings) for the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.  This individual will apply knowledge of civil engineering theory and practices to development and City initiated projects.

  • Review development, site plans, and civil plans (construction documents) for conformance to annexation agreements, city code ordinance, and roadway and urban drainage requirements
  • Actively coordinates projects with the City's Floodplain Administrator
  • Meets and coordinates with other departments, consultants, government agencies and utility companies
  • Investigates drainage complaints and recommends corrective action
  • Represents the engineering section of Public Works at public hearings, homeowners association and planning pre-application meetings
  • Reviews drainage studies for conformance to hydrology, hydraulic and Mile High Flood District criteria
  • Reviews construction drawings for conformance to city code, city drainage, and roadway standards
  • May act as a team leader for other engineers, technicians, and other support personnel
  • Provides technical expertise to other departments and divisions
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a directly related field

  • At least four (4) years in professional engineering work
  • At least five (5) years in professional engineering work preferred
  • Experience in municipal engineering preferred

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

  •  Thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to municipal engineering projects; local, state and federal laws and regulations related to assigned function
  • Considerable knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to civil engineering construction and design function including roadway design
  • Familiarity with hydrology and hydraulics including Mile High Flood District technical design criteria, the use of the rational method, and water quality engineering and techniques
  •  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, commissions, City Council, and city staff regarding development projects and issues
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, outside agencies, contractors and citizens
  • Make decisions and solve complex technical problems
  • Interpret codes and criteria; use computer design software in engineering projects
  •  Ability to review, correct and recommend solutions to complex engineering plans 

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Skill in the use of engineering instruments and equipment including personal computer and related software

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 
  • Colorado 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
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard and related equipment
  • 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; may perform some outdoor work for field inspections
Equipment Used
  • Personal computer; may operate 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

Essential PersonnelWhen 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.

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