Under broad supervision of the Senior Civil Engineer, the Civil Engineer applies professional civil engineering knowledge and skills to a variety of engineering projects. Analyzes and interprets complex engineering, construction, and planning documents in compliance with Town requirements, including review of engineering plans and technical reports for development projects, plats, development plans and utility plans. The Civil Engineer may coordinate internal or external projects with developers, contractors, other municipalities or districts, and Town staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all-encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.
Performs engineering review and evaluation of major, complex project proposals including submittals and engineering reports for developments including water, stormwater drainage, roadways, geotechnical, and traffic reports
Evaluates proposals for annexation, site planning, plats, subdivision plans, landscape plans, trail plans, grading plans, utility plans, roadway plans, and other land use applications; performs water calculations for development water dedications
Interprets, applies, and enforces the provisions of the Town’s engineering design standards adhering to applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, rules regulations, specifications, standards, policies, and procedures
Reviews engineering calculations and design. Provides technical and professional engineering support services relative to assigned area of responsibility; provides assistance to construction inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction as required including site visits
Recommends governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, floodplain, and transportation to control and guide community development and urban renewal
Responds to questions from residents, contractors, or developers either in person or over the phone; Provides technical support to other staff members, contractors, developers, and the public; Research files and/or maps for walk-in citizens and developers.
Issues infrastructure, right-of-way, floodplain development, and stormwater quality permits
Reviews and writes agreements such as Subdivision Agreements, Annexation Agreements, and Easement Agreements; Reviews construction cost estimates for Town and development projects; Tracks and authorizes surety reductions and releases following construction acceptance
Assists in the development or updating of Town ordinances, design criteria, and Standards & Specifications
Responsible for contract administration for consultants
Acts as a project manager on assigned Town Capital Improvement Projects. Prepares, edits, and assembles contract documents, bid forms, and specifications for assigned projects
Analyzes operational data and reports to assure projects are completed on time and on budget.
Prepares cost and materials estimates
Works closely with the Planning group and all other departments
Prepares reports, reviews comments, completes correspondence, capable of delivering a comprehensive presentation of technical information to senior management, Board of Trustees, Town Commissions and the public
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering
Knowledge of personal computers, proficiency in MS Office Suite, experience with CAD, ArcGIS, and Bluebeam applications
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with developers, contractors, property owners, employees, and the general public
Ability to research, prepare and analyze technical reports and data
Ability to establish effective working relationships with developers, consultants, other employees, and other public and private agencies
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, and legal documents
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
Ability to effectively present information to public groups, and other public and private agencies
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
Ability to perform civil engineering calculations; Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a directly related field from an ABET accredited institution
Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience and/or training involving civil engineering, design plan review, project management, land surveying, construction inspection and/or any other related field
A combination of education and experience may be considered
Registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with the Colorado State Board of Professional Engineers or ability to obtain within 1 year of employment
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) preferred
Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) preferred
Valid Colorado Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
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.
Outdoor environment most of the time. May be exposed to inclement weather, cold, heat, wind. Elevated noise levels due to work operations around mechanical and motorized equipment.
Office environment some of the time, with frequent interruptions from telephone, email or walk in customers. Extended hours due to attendance at evening meetings.
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.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, or kneel. The employee is required to be available and on-call at various hours.
Walk, stand, stoop, bend, climb and sit while performing duties. Repetitive hand movement while keyboarding and writing.
Uses sight in the normal range with or without correction to perform duties.
Uses hearing in the normal range with or without correction to perform duties.
With spectacular views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Firestone is located on the northern edge of the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area along Interstate 25, midway between Denver and Fort Collins, just east of Longmont.
Firestone has been recognized for its sprawling open spaces, outdoor recreational opportunities and rapidly growing economy. The Town of Firestone continually ranks as one of the safest communities in Colorado, based on the annual review of FBI crime report statistics and population data.
Firestone has a rich history that underpins the Town's community development and continues to build from it. Firestone is a great community to call home, and it's a community that is well-positioned for the future.