Stormwater Manager

El Paso County | Colorado Springs, CO

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Posted Date 11/04/2019


Manages the stormwater quality management program including water quality compliance and permitting.  Manages inspection and project review functions to ensure that the design, construction, and maintenance of the County's stormwater assets are performed according to criteria, plans, and specifications.  Performs professional, analytical, managerial, and advisory engineering duties in accordance with civil engineering principles and practices and regulatory compliance.  Plans, organizes, manages, and coordinates internal and external activities and operations of stormwater engineering staff.

  • Manages the El Paso County Stormwater Quality programs under the Road & Bridge programs.  Coordinates with appropriate internal engineer staff, external consultants, and contractors to implement program direction and policy.
  • Manages issues with respect to minimum controls of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, including and not limited to, Public Education and Outreach, Public Participation and Involvement, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control Post-Construction Stormwater Management, and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal (County) Operations.
  • Supervises engineer review, data analysis, plans, and recommendation evaluations regarding stormwater infrastructure for complex and controversial zoning applications, new subdivisions, land development, construction plans, and other engineering issues. Ensures plans are consistent with all applicable adopted plans, codes, and standards.
  • Evaluates acceptable options for stormwater infrastructure design; provides clarification on code interpretations and specific code language.
  • Assigns, supervises, trains, and evaluates the work of subordinates to ensure appropriate progress and that work is performed in accordance with regulations, procedures and standards. Participates in hiring and disciplinary process. Participates on projects involving complex design and construction issues.
  • Represents both the Department and El Paso County in matters regarding stormwater system and infrastructure issues.  Responds to stormwater related issues and requests from public officials and the public.  Recommends and implements solutions.  Supervises and provides guidance on reviews of private development applications and accomplishing plan check, review and processing of plans for stormwater, parks and recreation, private developments, commercial and multi-family projects affecting County roads, transportation, and traffic engineering activities to ensure the proposed design characteristics are compatible with the County's infrastructure and long term plans.
  • Communicates with developers, engineers, architects, contractors, consultants, property owners and others to provide information regarding County regulations and standards.
  • Confers directly with other County Administrative Departments regarding project development, engineering design, and construction of infrastructure; may be responsible for management of related projects.
  • Formulates and prepares departmental recommendations for conditions of approval for private land development projects such as subdivisions, planned developments, site plan reviews, and use permits as they relate to roads, drainage, and other County infrastructure.
  • Oversees stormwater inspection programs, monitors contractor and developer progress to ensure contract compliance, and recommends release of construction retainage to contractors upon successful completion of work.
  • Oversees maintenance of accurate records in order to capture required asset information for the EPC infrastructure inventory as required by GASB34.
  • Responsible for performance of Drainage Basin Planning Studies, design, and administration ensuring all applicable standards for design and construction are applied. 
  • Responsible for stormwater management functions including but not limited to drainage basin fee administration, drainage facility design, drainage basin planning studies, stormwater asset management, and data collection. 
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the division and department.
  • Provides input and assists in the development of the capital and maintenance programs for the department.  Assists in budget preparation.
  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering required; an emphasis in Water Resources/Environmental preferred.
  • Ten (10) years professional experience in civil engineering specific to stormwater design and construction required; five (5) years of the required experience must include stormwater quality responsibilities.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the principles and practices of design and inspection related to stormwater systems, roadway design, construction, and public works projects. 
  • Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, and motivate the activities of professional, technical personnel and coordinate with maintenance personnel involved in road and bridge maintenance and construction.
  • Knowledge of methods, procedures, and equipment used in development construction projects including the ability to interpret project plans and specifications and the ability to develop material specifications. 
  • Ability to establish, develop, and sustain cooperative, professional relationships with a variety of local, state, and regional entities including governmental and regulatory agencies, industry, and community-based organizations.
  • Skill in prioritizing and organizing multiple tasks and the ability to complete projects in a timely manner. Ability to respond in a flexible manner and reprioritize as situations change.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns. High level of analytical ability required to identify, develop, and select alternative solutions to complex issues.
  • Skilled in employee management including supervision, training, team building, and conflict management.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure condition rating assessment and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements above.
  • 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 appointment required.


Work Conditions

Work is performed both in an office environment and outdoors. Requires travel to County facilities, conferences, seminars, meetings and outlying areas for the inspection of development, construction sites, or public work facilities.   


Job Category
Local Government
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