Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave
11 paid holidays
Onsite health centers
Onsite fitness centers
Reach Your Peak wellness program
Short and long term disability
Flexible spending accounts to include dependent care
Employee assistance program
Deferred compensation (457b)
Internal Number: 21729
***Typical Hiring Range: $91,900.12 - $105,000.22 annually*** ***Salary to be commensurate with qualifications***
Performs engineering and management support; responsible for staff scheduling/oversight and maintaining a project review workload of larger and/or more complex projects. Provides customer service as a lead member of the engineering review staff.
Oversees and coordinates assigned civil engineering projects, functions, and activities for the Planning and Community Development Department. Provides mentorship, training, and guidance to less experienced engineers to include setting priorities and reviewing written reports. May provide input and support to Manager regarding applicable performance evaluations.
Reviews and analyzes data and formulates recommendations regarding complex and controversial zoning applications, new subdivisions, land development, construction plans, and other engineering issues.
Responsible for reviewing development projects for consistency with all applicable adopted plans, codes, and standards as well as identifying any related issues and making appropriate recommendations.
Coordinates plan review and plan checking process to ensure all applicable standards, criteria, and codes have been met; ensures the appropriate maintenance of County records.
Determines acceptable options for project design and provides clarification on criteria interpretations and specific criteria language.
Represents the discipline in communications with public entities, private individuals, and elected/appointed officials regarding land development, planning goals, and specific projects.
Responsible for being prepared for project meetings to include understanding the project, researching current and historical information, and evaluating Codes, County policies, and other applicable regulations; briefs replacement when unable to attend scheduled meetings.
Provides feedback on project requirements at Early Assistance, including approvals required, project feasibility, distribution needs, cost, and timeline estimates.
Prepares for public hearings, assisting project managers and engineering review staff with written reports for submission to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners. Provides expert testimony and responses at public hearings and other meetings in coordination with project managers.
Represents the County in Federal, State, and Local taskforces, committees, boards, and study groups.
Manages and performs special projects, including major revisions to the Engineering Criteria Manual and Land Development Code. Communicates policies and procedures to other engineering staff.
Supports the Project Manager’s function as the primary point of contact for the customer and staff; keeps the Project Manager informed of separate discussions and decisions with the customer when the Project Manager is not present.
Serves as “Engineer of the Day” when assigned to assist with engineering related questions and inquiries that come from the front counter.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution. Major study in civil engineering or related engineering field preferred.
Minimum eight (8) years progressively responsible civil engineering experience required.
Minimum three (3) years experience in engineering review or design of land use/development applications required.
Minimum two (2) years experience in the supervision or oversight of professional staff.
Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and administration as applied to the design and methods, materials, techniques, planning and construction of development projects.
Ability to analyze and interpret reports, maps, drawings, test data, aerial photographs, and other topographical and geological data.
Ability to apply statistical techniques, such as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis as necessary.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to actively participate and make agreements, decisions, or commitments within the regulatory framework, in a complex, controversial, or highly political environment.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, planning and zoning regulations, and State and County regulations.
Knowledge of current developments in legislation, literature, sources of information relative to public works, engineering, and development issues.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, including the ability to make formal presentations to groups or individuals.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County staff, land owners, developers, consultants, and the general public.
Ability to complete competing assignments by the established deadlines.
Ability to perform appropriate job functions via computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and specific engineering programs.
Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
Professional Engineer’s (PE) License required; possession of Colorado PE within six (6) months of hire required.
Work is performed primarily in an office and/or remote environment. Some field work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, and public works facilities.
This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.
Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603). EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Our Mission: El Paso County is a regional leader providing valued and necessary community services in the most cost-effective manner.
El Paso County lies in east central Colorado and encompasses more than 2,158 square miles – slightly more than twice the area of the state of Rhode Island (excluding Narragansett Bay). While the western portion of El Paso County is extremely mountainous, the eastern part is prairie land where dairy cows and beef cattle are the main source of ranchers’ income. The altitude ranges from about 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the southern border at Black Squirrel Creek to 14,110 feet (4301 m) on the summit of Pikes Peak, near the western boundary. The county seat is located in Colorado Springs.
El Paso County became a territorial county in 1861 before Colorado became a state in 1876.
The natural physical beauty of the area, situated at the base of Pikes Peak and with an uninterrupted view of the Front Range, can be enjoyed by all. The magnificent scenery inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem “America the Beautiful” after her visit here. The mild climate, on average, supplies 285 days of sunshine, 15 inches of rain, 35 inches of snow, and very low levels of humidity.