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 request (i.e. evaluate the need for traffic signs and signals, review signal timing, coordinate construction detours, etc.).

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.


Plans, organizes and manages the City's capital improvement program for transportation projects and complex professional engineering work under the direction of the Deputy Director of Public Works -Engineering. Program areas include City Council's priority projects, bridges, alleys, multi-modal connections, completion of First and Last Mile Station connections and large, regional infrastructure improvements.

  • Manages engineering, design, and construction of transportation projects within the City's capital improvement program
  • Manages the development, preparation, and recommendations for the capital improvements program budget to the Deputy Director
  • Coordinates engineering review with other departments, outside agencies, and jurisdictions
  • Develops and/or reviews plans and specifications for major work projects and contracts;
  • Provides assistance and guidance to management and City Council on transportation engineering matters
  • Conducts or directs technical research on special projects
  • Prepares technical reports
  • Prepares, presents and effectively communicates technical issues and projects to citizens and elected officials
  • Represents department at meetings and on committees
  • Develops and proposes engineering policies
  • Monitors program budget, including expenditures
  • Establishes and reviews work methods, procedures, and standards
  • Assists in developing operational priorities, goals, and objectives
  • Direct supervisor for engineering supervisors, technical and support staff
  • Responsible for supervision and training of assigned employees and staff
  • Makes recommendations to the Deputy Director of Public Works Engineering regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining assigned employees
  • Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or directly related field

  • At least five (5) years progressively responsible experience in public works engineering
  • At least three (3) years experience supervising personnel involved in civil engineering or capital project management
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. 

  • 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
  • Financial management

  • 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
  • Direct and effectively supervise other employees
  • Administer budgets

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, decision-making, and managerial skills

Licenses and Certifications:  
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history


Physical Demands

  • Sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
  • Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Speech communication to give instructions and provide technical direction
  • Vision to read gauges and instructions and operate equipment
  • Hearing/listening for instructions and warning signals
Work Environment
  • Works in a clean, comfortable environment with occasional outdoor work including exposure to varying weather conditions, noise, dust, and traffic
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
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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