Engineering Manager — Planning Division

Department: Planning
Job ID: 2310


Engineering Manager – Planning Division


This is a great opportunity to help in the development of a new and exciting historic initiative for Denver Water. 

The opportunity to play a significant role in creating Colorado’s Water Resources Center n this joint venture with Colorado State University.


Hiring Salary Range:  $7,656.13 to $9,800.27/monthly


Full Time 40 hours per week, Regular- Exempt position, Day Shift                             

Location of position: Administration Building, Main Campus


Opening Date:     June 6, 2017                   

Closing Date:       June 20, 2017    *Please read below


Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received. *Denver Water reserves the right to either close or extend a posting. 


Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.  Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation.  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water’s Planning Division is seeking an Engineer Manager to be responsible for the coordination of complex projects/programs in highly technical and specialized areas.  Manage the scheduling, budgets, staffing with in-house or consultant resources, and quality control of work products.  This position will work closely with the Water Resources Center at the National Western Center.


Denver Water, Colorado State University and other partners are working to create state-of-the-art research, education and laboratory spaced that facilitate collaboration around water quality, water-use efficiency, reuse-recycling, treatment and other key water challenges in the state, nation and globe.  The Center joins academia with practitioners and community member to create one of the most unique cooperative efforts in the nation.  In addition to providing hands-on educational opportunities, the Water Resources Center will serve as an event space capable of hosting policy discussions, multi-disciplinary programs and water conference, and attracting researches, the community, water professionals and students of all ages.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position has formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

  • Program lead in the development and implementation of the innovation, education, policy and research programs for the Water Resources Center at the National Western Center, all to be jointly developed with CSU.

  • Denver Water’s liaison to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with internal stakeholders, CSU, the National Western Complex, and the City of Denver.Represent Denver Water in and at various external organizations.

  • Communicates project status, technical analysis and issues, recommends strategy adjustments to stakeholders, the Executive Management Team and the Denver Water Board.

  • Conduct critical negotiations necessary to protect the Board’s interest with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and other entities.

  • Maintain liaison guidance, risk management, and quality control. Resolve disputes with internal Divisions and outside public and private organizational representatives.

  • Responsible for managing Denver Water’s recycle water efforts into a cohesive, adaptable vision with well-defined objectives and metrics while developing and implementing all necessary policies and procedures to ensure business objectives are met.

  • Ability to supervise diverse teams and administer multidisciplinary projects.

  • Develop and manage budgets for multiple teams and the ability to learn and utilize JD Edwards Enterprise system.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or a related field.

  • Minimum 8 years of related work experience, including 4 years as a licensed engineer, 2 years supervisory experience which include multidisciplinary projects.

  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.


Licenses, Registration and Certifications:

  • Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Colorado

  • Valid Colorado Driver's License Class 'R'


Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off.  A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application. 


An offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a post-offer drug test. For a position of this type, Denver Water tests for the following: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and alcohol.


All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check.

Alice Montez

1600 W. 12th Ave.

Denver, CO. 80204-3412


  • Denver Water will not accept or consider applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.
  • No resumes will be accepted unless they are attached to an online application.
  • Employment applications are accepted for current openings only.

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