- Bachelor's degree
- High school diploma or GED
- Driver's License
- Professional Engineer
- Wellness program
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Paid time off
Hiring Range: $6,635 - $7,323 per month
Hiring Range: $5,441 - $6,006 per month
About the Position:
The City of Grand Junction is seeking a creative, versatile, team-oriented Engineer to help implement the City's diverse capital improvement program. As an engineer with the City, you have the opportunity to design and oversee construction work on a wide variety of projects including wastewater, water, storm, streets, bridges, bike paths, parks, and municipal buildings such as fire stations. We have great collaborative relationships with CDOT, Mesa County, surrounding communities, and the many utility companies and enjoy working closely with them on improving infrastructure for our community.
The City of Grand Junction has a current opening for either a Project Engineer or an Engineering Specialist. An Engineering Specialist will complete similar duties with additional/adequate oversight from a licensed supervisor. An Engineering Specialist must have the ability to obtain an Engineering Intern (EIT) certificate within one year of employment and a Professional Engineer (PE) license within five years of employment.
What We Offer:
We offer an excellent benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including health and dental insurance, retirement, paid leave, a City employee health clinic, and a wellness program. The City offers a 15-step pay plan. The hiring range for a Project Engineer is $6,635 - $7,323 monthly, and for an Engineering Specialist is $5,441 - $6,006 monthly. The hiring ranges represent steps 1 to 5 of our pay plan. Each year, with the approval of City Council, employees receive an additional step increase of 2.5%
About the Public Works Engineering Division:
The mission of the Engineering Division is to plan and manage the improvement and expansion of public infrastructure systems to maintain acceptable levels of service and accommodate future growth. City Engineers have used growth projections for the next 20 years to prioritize and design the streets, utilities, parks, and municipal buildings needed to continue growing gracefully. These Projects will focus on keeping our traffic flowing smoothly, widening our streets, expanding our trail network, replacing outdated utilities, adding new park amenities, and adding fire stations. We design most projects "in-house" while consulting out specialty trades such as structural, electrical, geotechnical, and treatment plant process upgrades. We like to have our engineers involved from the very inception of a project all the way through the construction phase.
About Our Culture:
At the City of Grand Junction, we lead the way with continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exemplary service. Our core values are demonstrated by our willingness to challenge the status quo, ability to work together using all areas of expertise to achieve a common goal, and commitment to fulfilling the needs of our community through thoughtful interactions. We look forward to welcoming new employees who share our values.
About the Area:
Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver, CO (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City, UT (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land. Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest. Grand Junction has a robust downtown and hosts multiple art, music, food, and market events annually. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic and trail congestion. With an average of 245 days of sunshine, Grand Junction is the perfect place to work and play. See Visit Grand Junction for videos and information about our community.
What You'll Do:
Perform engineering design tasks for assigned projects; coordinate start-up meetings; perform calculations and modeling; prepare final layouts of infrastructure improvements; coordinate departments and jurisdictions involved in projects; evaluate budgetary constraints.
Develop and present construction plans, specifications, contract documents, bid documents, and cost estimates for proposed projects.
Participate in the selection of private contractors and consultant engineers for various projects; determine scope of work; participate in the preparation of Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications; advertise for bids; participate in the review of proposals and bids; participate in award of contract.
Coordinate reviews by other City departments and outside agencies; obtain permits and authorizations from appropriate jurisdictional agencies; verify compliance with City standards and practices; approve drawings for construction.
Perform construction management, field inspections, and contract administration for assigned projects; monitor construction progress and changes to work schedules; review and process pay requests and payments; negotiate and prepare change orders and field orders; participate in final project inspections and project close-out including final quantities and final payment; review quality control and quality assurance procedures and plans; monitor and approve corrective actions on deficient work.
Participate in a variety of meetings including pre-construction meetings, public meetings, and hearings to provide information to outside agencies and the general public; serve as primary contact during course of project and provide project information to the public and outside agencies.
Act as a liaison between engineering department and contractors, other departments, business and property owners, and the general public; respond to and resolve issues or complaints.
Prepare and implement citizen participation programs to involve the public and neighborhoods in project planning design and construction processes; participate in the procurement of right-of-way/easements from personal property and business owners; assist in the communication with property owners; address needs and concerns.
Participate in the development and administration of the project budgets; estimate equipment, materials, and supplies; prepare proper schedules; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.
Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend improvements and modifications.
View the full Project Engineer Job Description here.
View the full Engineering Specialist Job Description here.
What We're Looking For in a Project Engineer:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
Four (4) years of professional civil engineering experience in the areas of utility design, including experience in planning to operation phases.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado within 1 year of employment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.
What We're Looking for in an Engineering Specialist:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or a related field. OR High School Diploma or G.E.D.; supplemented by additional engineering technology coursework and six (6) years of related engineering experience.
Must have ability to obtain an Engineering Intern (EIT) certificate within 1 year of employment and a Professional Engineer (PE) License within five years of employment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.
There may be an opportunity for applicants who only meet the education requirement, or currently hold an Engineering Intern License, to be hired to a position with a lower salary. See Hiring Range information at top of bulletin.
For hearing/speech/visually impaired dial 711 (TTY). Contact Human Resources at (970) 244-1512 with questions. The City of Grand Junction is an Equal Opportunity Employer.