City Engineer

City of Cortez | Cortez, CO

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Posted Date 10/28/2018

The City of Cortez is accepting applications for a City Engineer. Essential functions include: preparing engineering plans and specifications for water, storm drainage, and street systems and assisting with budget preparation of same; assisting in project management for the construction of public works projects; reviewing private and City project development plans for compliance with codes, regulations, and standards; overseeing utility and street cut permits to insure City regulations are met and coordinating with other Public Works divisions to patch street cuts caused by non-City construction; working with citizens and individuals on a variety of issues and/or complaints to come to a solution and maintaining regular contact with consultants, other government agencies, and general public regarding City activities and services; assisting in the evaluation of traffic issues of the City, including impacts of development proposals, area growth, and specific issues; coordinating the concrete and sidewalk programs of the City; and providing support in technical matters and backup services to the building and zoning divisions.

The salary range for this position is $49,878 to $74,838, depending on qualifications (registered engineer and experience). Applications may be obtained from the City’s website at or from the SW Colorado Workforce Center, and submitted to the Southwest Colorado Workforce Center (Job Service), 2208 East Main, Cortez, CO 81321, Phone: (970) 565-3759. Deadline for submittal of applications is Friday, November 30, 2018.


Qualifications: must have a degree in Civil Engineering from a four-year college or university or a closely related field, must be registered in the state of Colorado within six months of employment with the City of Cortez; must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, City officials, and other entities; must be able to conduct necessary research and compile comprehensive reports; must have thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods, as applicable to municipal setting; must have knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations; must be able to use computer-aided design (CAD) software, word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases; as well as standard drafting tools and construction surveying equipment; must possess a valid Colorado Driver License.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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