Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora Water Department is seeking an experienced and motivated water utility system hydraulic modeler.  This position serves as the primary departmental resource providing expertise, assistance, support, and management in raw and potable water distribution, water reuse, and wastewater system modeling.

The position is responsible for the operation, maintenance and calibration of the raw, potable, and reuse pressurized water distribution system, and gravity wastewater system model for the department.  Position will perform department modeling requests (as requested by management, operations, and engineering staff), coordinate with GIS and various staff to keep models up to date and validated, assist in development review by reviewing hydraulic models for new infrastructure and incorporating them into the in-house system wide hydraulic model, and support long-term planning of system growth.  Position may be required to manage consultant contracts for model updates or temporarily for operation as selected candidate becomes proficient in all system models under the supervision of the Planning Services Manager.

Aurora Water Department
Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:

  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs
  • Access to innovation workspaces

The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

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.
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.


  • Oversee and/or directly perform the development, update, and maintenance of the hydraulic pressurized water and gravity sewer models (presently InfoWater and InfoSewer) for the Department
  • Develop/maintain model documentation for update processes and model status
  • Operate the water and sewer system models to answer operations and planning questions in support of various staff and divisions including management, operations, planning, development review, and engineering
  • Coordinate directly with GIS for information required for modeling efforts and import of updated infrastructure
  • Plan, initiate, and manage calibration of individual models at a regular frequency
  • Provide training and professional/technical assistance for internal staff model users
  • Initiate and manage consultant contracts as required, including the development of scopes of work and budgets, negotiating contracts with consultants, and coordinating activity involving multiple Divisions
  • Assure new infrastructure meets local and regional system hydraulic requirements by reviewing developer-driven and capital project models for compliance with established hydraulic design guidelines
  • Provide modeling expertise and participation in master planning projects to support infrastructure sizing, location, and timing requirements to meet hydraulic and water quality needs
  • Keep current on the latest trends in technology and procedures in the modeling industry and make recommendations for implementation in Aurora
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or in a similar related field
  • At least five (5) years of engineering and utility system modeling experience in water, pressure water and/or gravity sewer systems 

  • Knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to water resources/supply, pressurized potable water systems, gravity sewer systems, and pump/lift stations
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of InfoWater and InfoSewer, preferred
  • Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Staff and consultants; handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Perform as a project manager
  • Be a creative thinker who is driven by opportunities to continually improve
  • Understand graphic instructions such as design drawings, schematic drawings, layouts or other visual aids
  • Work effectively with a diverse group of people
  • Apply scientific and engineering principles to work assignments
  • Make complex mathematical calculations
  • Provide thoughtful and thorough analysis
  • Take initiative in identifying problems and solutions relative to utility system modeling
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments
  • Attend or conduct various meetings as needed
  • Independently represent the department in multiple internal and external settings
  • Behave and make decisions consistent with the City of Aurora values and Water vision and mission
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and project management skills

Licenses or Certifications: 
  • Registration as an Engineer in Training or Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado
  • Colorado drivers 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
  • Vision for data analysis and preparation
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of a computer keyboard
  • Foot/eye coordination for operation of a motor vehicle for field inspections
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

 Work Environment
  • Primarily works in a clean, comfortable environment; may perform some outdoor work for field inspections
 Equipment Used
  • Frequently uses motor vehicle and personal computer
  • 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 preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach 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 the City of Aurora vacancies.

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