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Senior Civil Engineer

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$35.85 $50.19 $6,213.88 $8,699.43 $74,561.00 $104,385.00


Performs complex professional engineering work in the design, investigation and construction of public works projects and provide assistance to technical staff.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general supervision from functional manager.
  • May exercise direct or indirect supervision over professional and/or paraprofessional staff.
  • Exercise direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within the Engineering Department; may include coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommendations impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager, and approving time off.
  • Manage, coordinate and participate in public works design construction and improvement projects including bridges, roads, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, sanitary and storm sewers, and related facilities.
  • Review County construction projects in progress, analyze problems that may arise and recommend contract change orders as necessary.
  • Oversee and coordinate the work of consulting engineers and contractors; prepare requests for proposals and conduct pre-bid and pre-construction meetings; review cost estimates and engineering calculations; prepare progress payments.
  • Administer the County's special and general improvement districts; prepare cost estimates and design work; conduct bond sales and secure loans; coordinate the work of contractors; work with the County Treasurer to determine appropriate assessments of taxpayers.
  • Prepare engineering reports and engineering related matters for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners; make recommendations for Board action.
  • Make recommendations to the County Engineer for hiring, terminations, or other disciplinary actions.
  • Check engineering plans prepared by consultants for County projects for conformance with County standards and specifications.
  • Enforce County ordinances and appropriate state and federal laws, codes and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including training, discipline, selection and evaluation.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operation procedures.
  • Standard and advanced principles and practices of engineering as applied to Public Works or Civil Engineering.
  • Methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects.
  • Contract development and administration.
  • Perform complex engineering computations and check, design and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies.
  • Enforce County ordinances and appropriate state and federal laws, codes and regulations.
  • Perform complex engineering work including hydrologic and hydraulic studies with a minimum of supervision.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Formulate and administer special improvement districts.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.


  • At least eight years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Colorado.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.

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