Water and Wastewater Engineer/Project Manager for Loveland Water and Power (Civil Engineer I or II)

  • 500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Engineering Project Management Water and Wastewater Treatment

Job Description

The Water and Wastewater Engineer/Project Manager for Loveland Water and Power (Civil Engineer I or II) performs professional engineering and project management for water and wastewater projects. In addition, they provide expertise and the ability to lead a team of individuals in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of transmission, distribution, pumping, and treatment process related systems. This position is a resource for other employees and operations staff in providing technical knowledge in hydraulics, internal design, and constructability reviews. We have 2 available positions, which will remain open until filled.

Civil Engineer I: Salary range is $88,000 to $123,200 annually with a hiring range of $93,000 to $105,700 annually.
Civil Engineer II : Salary range is $98,600 to $138,100 annually with a hiring range of $98,600 to $119,000 annually.

Please include a resume, cover letter, and all relevant certifications and licenses.

At Loveland Water & Power, the culture is one that fosters open communication and development of its staff. This is an opportunity to contribute to a growing utility and participate on a team that thrives on development and public service. The City offers a challenging and diverse work environment. This individual will assist with implementing various capital projects related to the city's long term needs and be part of a talented team of engineers and technical staff to ensure that projects are designed to City standards, meet current and future regulatory requirements, and utilize emerging technology and delivery models to bring best value to the City's water and wastewater systems.

Our ideal candidate will embody a positive attitude, a willingness to engage with diverse project teams, understands the critical nature of water and wastewater service to public health, and a general understanding of development and public service. The position allows one to see the tangible benefits of their day-to-day work benefiting customers and the larger community daily.

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Essential Functions

  • Coordinates and manages water and wastewater capital projects with other City staff, local, state, and federal governmental agencies, engineers, contractors, and the public in order to sustain or enhance service levels to the public.
  • Prepare Request for Proposals (RFP's) and then selects, administers, and manages contracts for and reviews the design of capital projects by consultants from conceptual studies to final design.
  • Negotiates utility easements with property owners.
  • Manages the bidding process for construction projects according to City policies and procedures.
  • Procures contractors and provides construction management oversight, including construction inspection services, for water and wastewater projects.
  • Manages construction contracts to ensure budget, contract and schedule compliance.
  • Advises the City regarding unforeseen construction problems and negotiates change orders with contractors.
  • Supervises and ensures completion of as-built construction plans by contractors and consultants.
  • Prepares purchase orders and other project correspondence, reviews and approves contractor pay estimates.
  • The Civil Engineer I will complete the Project Management tasks listed above with significant input and assistance from the Engineering Manager.

  • The Civil Engineer II will be expected to complete these tasks themselves with limited oversight.

  • The Civil Engineer II will be expected to assist in preparation of the utility capital budget while developing pre-concept, preliminary, and final cost estimates for each project.

  • During emergency operations the Civil Engineer II will manage complex projects and teams working to repair infrastructure and return service to customers. During these emergencies each position is expected to provide thorough documentation of work completed and decisions made.

  • During emergency operations the Civil Engineer II will be responsible for completing small designs to ensure these repairs are made.

  • The Civil Engineer II reviews and revises City Master Plans and Development Standards on a periodic basis. Assists development review staff in ensuring planned utilities associated with developments are accurately sized and can be maintained by staff in the future, and conform to adopted master plans.

Other Job Functions

  • Additionally the Civil Engineer II shall be able to prepare agenda items and make presentations, regarding important projects, to the Loveland Utilities Commission, Construction Advisory Board, Planning Commission, County Flood Review Board, and City Council.
  • Civil Engineer I may present to the aforementioned boards with fellow Civil Engineer II's or the Engineering Manager.
  • Compose a wide range of written communications ranging from memos and letters to detailed reports in support of the utility's mission to provide reliable service to customers.
  • Maintain an understanding of current water and wastewater State standards as well as trends in the industry relating to design and construction activities.
  • Provides guidance to support staff and consultants in the collection of field information and design work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of the administration, design and construction of public water, and wastewater systems including pressurized potable water distribution, storage tanks, and pump stations, gravity sewer, and lift stations.
  • Knowledge of pipe material and pipe joining mechanisms, coating systems, rehabilitation techniques, and an ability to analyze the constructability of concepts.
  • Knowledge and experience in budgeting, design, administration, delivery methods, and construction management of water and wastewater utility infrastructure.
  • Ability to utilize software packages and computers with respect to project management, GIS, AutoCAD, and hydraulic modeling.
Qualifications - Education & Experience

Licenses or Certifications

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Civil Engineer I: Current Colorado Professional Engineer registration required or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire date.
  • Civil Engineer II: Current Colorado Professional Engineer registration required. If you have a PE from another state, you must obtain a Colorado PE registration within 1 year of hire date.
Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering or closely related field or a combination of eight (8) years of education and/or experience may substitute for the Bachelor's degree.
  • Civil Engineer I - Minimum of four (4) years of responsible engineering experience related to the design and construction of public water and wastewater systems required. Without a Bachelor's Degree, experience of 12 years.
  • Civil Engineer II - Minimum of eight (8) years of responsible engineering experience related to the design and construction of public water and wastewater systems required. Without a Bachelor's degree, the combination of education and/or experience is a minimum of 16 years.
Level of Physical Effort

Light to moderate physical effort that includes frequent standing or walking or maintaining arms and hands in the same position for repetitive tasks. Frequently works with light objects and light hand tools.


Occasional hazards that are predictable or well protected against.

Work Environment

Exposure to routine office noise and equipment.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!

In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:

  • Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
  • Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave
  • Flexible spending including Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
  • Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary 529 College Invest program
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounted recreation passes
  • Employee recognition program
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Market based pay & regular performance reviews
  • Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Beginning on 8/1/2023, The City of Loveland will begin participating in E-Verify. In accordance with E-Verify requirements, upon your date of hire the City of Loveland will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify Notice of Participation. Learn more about your right to work. Visit E-Verify.gov for more information.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

Job Address

500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado 80537 United States View Map