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 plans, designs, constructs, and manages capital improvement, utilities, intersection, facilities, and fence projects; reviews and approves civil engineering plans; and fulfills traffic engineering requests (i.e. evaluate the need for traffic signs and signals, review signal timing, coordinate construction detours, etc.).

The Engineering Division is looking for a Project Engineer that will plan, coordinate, administer and perform project management of the new Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, including complex professional engineering work for design and construction of identified traffic calming projects. They will assist and support in the development and evolution of policies, priorities, goals, and objectives; perform cost analysis and budgeting projections for long-term capital funding plans; respond to citizen complaints and inquiries about traffic related issues as assigned; evaluate requests for additional traffic control devices and/or modifications as assigned; prepare traffic studies and reports addressing specific problems and concerns; and perform additional duties as assigned.

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

This is a newly created position.
  • Designs systems and prepares project plans and specifications related to assigned function
  • Reviews, evaluates and revises engineering plans and specifications
  • Plans, reviews, develops, and coordinates the design and construction of complex roadway and traffic calming projects from project conception to completion, including coordination with various federal and state agencies as needed
  • May design systems and prepare project plans and specifications
  • Assists and supports in development and evolution of policies, priorities, goals, and objectives
  • Performs cost analysis and budgeting projections for long-term capital funding plans
  • Provides special reports in support of division activity
  • Evaluates requests for additional traffic control devices and/or modifications as assigned
  • Prepares traffic studies and reports addressing specific problems and concerns
  • Develops criteria and designs for complex engineering projects
  • Prepares cost estimates, specifications, and procurement documents
  • Performs detailed analysis of engineering project data to develop long-term capital funding plans for improvements and efficiencies
  • Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries regarding traffic-related projects and issues
  • Design and engineer of record for traffic projects as assigned
  • May represent engineering section of Public Works at public hearings, homeowners association and neighborhood meetings
  • Monitors and controls construction progress and expenditures
  • Project management of multi-function and system-wide projects
  • Representing the City with external and internal parties
  • Creation of functional design, materials and technical standards
  • Oversight of construction compliance
  • Controls field and change orders
  • Writes and reviews proposed revisions to City code and specifications for traffic and transportation-related items
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering or directly related field
Experience:  
  • 5 years of professional engineering experience
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge:
  •  Thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to the assigned function
  • Comprehensive knowledge of traffic/civil engineering standards and principles
  • AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and traffic engineering software as well as standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database software
  • Previous traffic calming/roadway design and/or construction management experience preferred
 
Abilities:                                                                                  
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, commissions, City Council, and city staff regarding transportation projects and issues
  • Make decisions and solve complex technical problems
  • Interpret codes and criteria
  • Use computer design software in engineering projects
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with other employees, outside agencies, and citizens
 
Skills:
  •  Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Skills in the use of field and office engineering instruments and equipment

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

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 a 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 with occasional outdoor work including exposure to varying weather conditions, noise and dust, and traffic and electric hazards
  
Equipment Used
  • Computer and engineering instruments; electronic components; 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
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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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