Civil Engineer-Drainage

City of Pueblo | Pueblo, CO

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Posted Date 8/27/2019

Salary: $69,494.41 - $84,884.41 Annually

This is an exempt position under the direction of the Director of Stormwater.  The Civil Engineer-Drainage is responsible for the planning, design and construction management of drainage facilities within the City and review of drainage reports, plans and specifications submitted by private developers for new development within the City. 
This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  It's not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position.

Duties & Responsibilities



  • Performs hydrologic analysis and develops designs for drainage systems for City projects, including storm sewers, inlets, manholes, detention ponds, outlet control structures, channels, erosion control measures, etc.
  • Reviews and approves new products used in drainage systems and for erosion control
  • Prepares or reviews master drainage plans
  • Develops flood proofing measures for structures
  • Attends meetings and works with the public and other agencies and city departments on drainage issues
  • Develops maintenance policies and procedures for drainage facilities and storm maintenance crews
  • Updates the City's drainage design criteria and policies as needed
  • Prepares contract bid documents, specifications, cost estimates and design documents
  • Reviews drainage plans submitted for commercial sites, subdivisions and annexations


  • May perform duties of similar classifications of an equal or lower pay grade as required

Physical Requirements:
The physical standards an employee must meet in order to perform the essential job duties with or without a reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to:

  • Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of up to fifteen (15) pounds to move material and supplies; occasional lifting, pushing and/or pulling of up to twenty-five (25) pounds with dollies and carts
  • Constant sitting to perform daily tasks
  • Occasional walking to retrieve information
  • Frequent standing, sometimes for extended periods
  • Occasional squatting, reaching above and below shoulder, twisting, bending, kneeling, climbing, and balancing to store documents, material, and supplies
  • Constant light/firm grasp, fine manipulation, and handling to safely use equipment and perform daily duties
  • Vision to create, read, and interpret reports and other written documents
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Knowledge of current drainage analysis and design methods, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of erosion control measures
  • Ability to work with engineers, developers, contractors and the public on drainage and related issues
  • Ability to analyze and develop flood plain information
  • Ability to develop drainage system maintenance policies
  • Experience in GIS and Stormwater modeling software, a plus
  • Ability to effectively supervise professional and technical level employees in the execution of a project
  • Ability to work successfully with and provide good customer service to superiors, other City employees, the public, and other agencies and organizations
  • Strong IT skills
  • AutoCAD drafting experience in the preparation of construction documents
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written
  • Ability to perform all the job duties in a safe manner


Minimum Qualifications


In addition to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above, the position requires:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher education from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • At least two (2) years' experience in the field of drainage design
  • A valid driver's license at the time of application and a valid Colorado Driver's License by date of appointment
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado or registration as a Professional Engineer in another state and the ability to obtain a Colorado registration through reciprocity within four years from date of hire

The written exam is scheduled for September 30, 2019.  Please note that the Civil Service Commission may use a Training & Experience (T&E) evaluation of your application to establish an eligibility list for this classification.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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