Under broad supervision of the Director of Planning & Development, the Development 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.
Performs advanced engineering review and evaluation of major, complex project proposals including submittals and engineering reports for developments including water, storm water 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 contracted 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, and housing and transportation to control and guide community development and urban renewal.
Responds to questions from residents 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 and grading permits.
Reviews agreements such as Subdivision Agreements, Annexation Agreements, and Easement Agreements and provides input. Reviews construction cost estimates for development projects. Tracks and authorizes surety reductions and releases following construction acceptance.
Assist in the development or updating of Town ordinances, design criteria, and Standards & Specifications.
Responsible for contract administration for consultants.
Works closely with the planning group and all other departments.
Prepares reports, reviews comments, completes correspondence, capable of delivering comprehensive presentation of technical information to senior management, Board of Trustees, Town Commissions and the public.
Performs related work as required and assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required:
Knowledge of the principals and practices of civil engineering.
Knowledge of personal computers, proficiency in MS Office Suite and CAD 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.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
Four years of progressively responsible experience and/or training involving civil engineering, design plan review, land surveying, construction inspection and/or any other related field.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Professional Engineer (PE) is required
Valid Colorado Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.
Must be able to attain successful results for any of the following pre-offer and post-offer/hire processes: interviewing, reference checks, background checks including sex-offender check, driving record check through DMV, and drug screen.
Internal Number: 2019-01
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