City Engineer

City of Steamboat Springs | Steamboat Springs, CO

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Posted Date 5/24/2022

Steamboat Springs is a beautiful, authentic mountain town that offers Western hospitality and amazing year-round fun. We are a top resort destination for people all over the world, but living here is even better.

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The City of Steamboat Springs is pleased to announce a job opening in our Engineering Department as a City Engineer. Put your talents and skills to work to contribute to our vibrant community!

We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay, but being a part of our amazing team of people is even better.

The qualified individual

Manages Engineering Division strategic and near-term goals, workflow, and schedule within the division. Assigns and monitors work progress. Creates a positive workplace by providing leadership, motivation, and feedback and by encouraging ongoing professional development to division employees

Acts as project engineer or supervises project engineer on all phases of the City's capital construction improvement projects. Responsible for long range planning and operational activities including asset management tracking and prioritization, budgeting, bidding, contract management, project inspection, utility coordination, and project close out for roadway, bridge, storm water, flood control, traffic, multimodal facilities, and others as assigned

Reviews and oversees construction within the City pertaining to proposed public infrastructure to ensure compliance with City ordinances, policies, permits, agreements and regulations. Reviews any proposed variance requests, traffic studies, and drainage studies relating to City Engineering Standards and Criteria. Approves and inspects work for all projects involving public acceptance of infrastructure located within the city rights-of-way.

Creates and maintains the City's Engineering Standards as outlined in the Municipal Code. Reviews, maintains, modifies the City municipal codes related to design and construction as required. Develops recommendations for guidelines and policies pertaining to construction within the City.

Responsible for preparing and reviewing staff work on engineering designs and technical issues, including all applicable calculations for roadways, drainage systems, and other civil disciplines as required. Acts as technical resource to engineers.

Responsible for development, review, and modification of engineering ordinances, policies, and regulations as required.

Develops and manages the division's operating and capital budgets and monitors associated expenditures.

Provides customer service by appropriately responding to complaints/inquiries, identifying solutions, and resolving issues. Proactively identifies and resolves potential project conflicts. Coordinates with other departments as needed.

Supervises the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Phase II permit program including construction inspection and storm water quality programs

Supervises the management of the Base Area Urban Renewal Authority providing management of URA projects and facilitation of the URAAC process.

Provides oversight to construction management program and works to foster coordination between contractors, property owners, and general public. Manages construction testing and monitoring program.


Serves as the administrative lead to the City Engineering division and has a responsibility to attend to all administrative issues.

Manages preparation of feasibility studies and master plans.

Attends, leads, and performs presentations at public meetings (Boards, Commissions, Council, etc.).

Works with the various Division Managers to determine engineering needs and priorities. Establishes policies and procedures to improve engineering effectiveness or efficiency.

Maintains contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding division activities and services.

Performs and coordinates administrative duties necessary to support the department including correspondences that may be complex and/or confidential.

Prepares contracts, bid packages, advertisements, and project documentation, and ensures these materials meet department and regulatory standards.

Manages and maintains the department file system.

Performs work and strictly enforces rules in accordance with safety policies and procedures.

We are seeking the following qualifications

Education and Experience:

(A) Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field; and
(B) Minimum of ten (10) years of related experience; or
(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
(D) Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in civil engineering or related field.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable in a municipal setting; Thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities;
Communicates effectively and accurately both orally and in writing;
Ability to read and interpret civil drawings, site plans, and specifications;
Makes accurate and effective engineering computations, estimates, and designs in the preparation of plans and specifications;
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with officials, employees, consultants, contractors, and the public;
Knowledgeable in conducting engineering research and skill in compiling detailed reports;
Basic skills in using Computer Automated Drafting (CAD) and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs as well as office software programs.


Salary range is $94,919 - $137,633. Compensation is dependent upon experience and qualifications.


We look forward to reviewing your cover letter and resume.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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