Development Review - Engineer I
Weld County, CO
Greeley, CO

$64,000 a year

This position is for a full-time (40 hours per week) Engineer I within the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. This is an entry-level engineer position and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Case management of multiple types of development submittals with an emphasis on Public Works/Engineering review and inspection;

2. Review drainage reports associated with Development Review projects and provide comments in relation to the Weld County Code;

3. Review traffic studies and the impact of development on transportation systems and recommend improvements;

4. Review and provide redlines on engineered plans for on-site and off-site improvements in relation to land use cases;

5. Assist with Improvements Agreements that are to be presented to the Board of County Commissioners.

6. Other duties as assigned.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)

Project Engineering/Review

  • Review plan sets and reports, such as drainage and traffic studies, produced by other engineers and recommends approval or improvements to documents.
  • Work requires independent evaluation, selection, and application of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgement and ingenuity in making minor adaptations and modification.
  • Work and communicate (oral and written) at a highly effective level with the staff, Commissioners, County and outside agencies, construction contractors, and the public.
  • Must be able to read, interpret and apply engineering criteria in reference to the Weld County Code, Weld County Engineering Criteria and Guidelines, and all other State and Federal criteria that applies.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to interact with County employees and the public in an effective manner.
  • All work is reviewed by a supervisor or professional engineer.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or other technical field required.
Required Work Experience:
  • Two years of experience working as an engineer performing similar duties to those listed above OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of development review, with knowledge of understanding and interpreting code and policy.
  • Ability to organize and analyze information, formulate substantive recommendations and present them concisely.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form, through public presentations and written reports.
  • Knowledge of typical ditch company operations.
  • Required to have valid Colorado driver's license by time of hire.
  • E.I. Certification in the State of Colorado is preferred.
Other Necessary Requirements

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to read and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or boards.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratio, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The majority of the time will be spent in an office environment with occasional field trips and field work.