Engineering Supervisor

City of Aurora | Aurora, CA

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Posted Date 1/29/2024

Salary to commensurate with experience

The Hiring Range for this position is: $109,432.97-$136,791.21

The Salary Range for this position is: $109,432.97-$170,898.01

The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, February 4th, 2024. Initial review of submitted applications will commence on Monday, February 5th, 2024. However, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice once a sufficient pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

The Public Works vision is to effectively promote and maintain a high level of economic welfare and quality of life in Aurora through the planning, design, construction, inspection, review, approval, and maintenance of Aurora's transportation infrastructure, and in coordination with Aurora Water, for drainage infrastructure. The new Development Review Division of the Public Works Department is seeking an Engineering Supervisor – Civil focus. The Engineering Supervisor is responsible for managing the development review staff within Public Works Development Review Division, including but not limited to reviewing and approval of civil engineering plans, pavement designs, and lighting plans.


  • Supervises development review team, and acts as a leader for engineers, technicians, and other support personnel.
  • Works in a multi-disciplinary team to support Public Works applications and functions
  • Acts as a leader and resource for the team, engineers, technicians, other support personnel, and other departments
  • Resolves and approves complex technical issues and/or provides direction to team on resolution or recommendation for private development and public projects
  • Reviews complex engineering documents (site and/or civil plans, reports) for conformance to City standards and code
  • Reviews and/or provides oversight on reviews of developments, site plans, and civil plans for conformance to annexation agreements, intergovernmental agreements, master plans, public improvements plans, City Code, manuals, standards and roadway & urban drainage requirements
  • Coordinates with Aurora Water related to drainage studies for conformance to hydrology, hydraulic, and Mile High Flood District (MHFD) criteria
  • Reviews work product of direct reports and junior level staff and provides mentorship
  • Ensures team’s compliance with design standards, City policies and procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Coordinates with the Floodplain Administrator on master/preliminary/final drainage reports
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration with others to solve problems
  • Serves as a liaison with departments, developers, and consultants
  • May supervisor consultant contracted review teams
  • Manages workload, teams, and/or initiatives
  • Monitors team workload and on-time performance
  • Supervises, evaluates, trains, and instructs development review staff
  • May manage external staff contracted to support the City’s goals
  • Establishes team priorities, objectives, goals, and expectations
  • Adapts quickly to changing situations or information
  • Delegates reviews of reports and civil plans to senior level staff, and ensures satisfactory and consistent reviews
  • Coordinates with management on workload and priorities, as assigned
  • Develops and implements work procedures and policies
  • Develops or supports operational priorities, goals, and objectives for assigned employees
  • Acts as hiring manager and/or interview panel member in selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining assigned employees
  • Develops or updates technical criteria in collaboration with the City Engineer and may assist in the design of interdepartmental complex engineering projects
  • Prepares and/or participates in technical initiatives, including updates to manuals, codes, and criteria
  • May negotiate contracts, make presentations, and recommends for approval construction documents for public construction
  • Coordinates with internal departments, external agencies, developers, and property owners
  • Provides technical expertise to other departments and divisions
  • Represents the City with both external and internal parties, including but not limited to coordinating with outside agencies on development related matters, attending Planning Commission and City Council
  • Weekly attends department meetings, interdepartmental meetings, external agency meetings, and ad-hoc project specific meetings to develop solutions to complex issues
  • Responds to citizen concerns and inquiries including, but not limited to, those associated with development
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications & Working Conditions:

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, or related field


7 years of progressive experience in professional engineering work

Minimum 1 years’ experience supervising professional or technical engineering staff

Experience in design or review of Master Plans, Site Plans, Public Improvement Plans for land development/ redevelopment, AND/OR design or review of civil plans and drainage reports/modeling for land development/ redevelopment

Experience in design or review of roadway, site layout, grading, utilities, drainage

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in civil engineering, or related field

More than two years’ experience supervising professional or technical engineering staff


  • Thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to municipal and development engineering projects
  • Thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to roadway design and construction specifications
  • Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics including City of Aurora Storm Drainage Manual and MHFD technical design criteria, preferred
  • Knowledge of water quality best management practices engineering techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of roadway design and construction specifications
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations related to assigned function.


  • Strong interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Reviewing information for accuracy and completeness and correcting errors
  • Proficient use of windows-based programs
  • Proficient use of field and office engineering instruments and equipment
  • Proficient in the relevant use of computer software for engineering analysis, technical review, and workflow management


  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, all levels of management including executive staff, citizens, and elected officials
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Present ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form to management
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, commissions, City Council, other jurisdictions and agencies, and city staff regarding development projects and issues
  • Interpret codes and criteria
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Ability to review development plans and reports,
  • Ability to extract relevant information, make decisions or provide recommendations for complex technical and procedural issues
  • Able to manage multiple projects, objectives, and competing priorities
  • Plan and schedule work unit operations and priorities, as assigned
  • Direct and effectively supervise a diverse workforce, as assigned
  • Creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive and productive manner
  • Licenses and Certifications Required:
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving record
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) required with the State of Colorado, or ability to obtain through reciprocity from another state within 6 months of employment

Essential Personnel:

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:

  • Light work that involves moving no more than 20 pounds at a time
  • Frequent walking and standing
  • Infrequent carrying and lifting
  • May seldom require pushing, pulling, bending and stooping
  • Clear vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Hand/foot/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard, office equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle

Work Environment:

  • Works primarily indoors but may work outdoors attending field meetings or site visits
  • This position is eligible for a flexible/remote work schedule, but candidates must reside in close proximity to the Greater Aurora/Denver Metro Area and are required to be in the office a minimum number of days a week.

Equipment Used:

  • Uses standard office equipment including personal computer and common office software such as email, internet, Word, Excel and menu driven databases as a part of the Development Review process
  • This position may require the incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


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