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El Paso County Assistant County Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Assistant County Engineer

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Assistant County Engineer


$109,600.00 - $164,460.00 Annually


Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type



Department of Public Works - Engineering

Job Number



3/14/2021 5:00 PM Mountain

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Essential Job Functions

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications

Responsible for assisting the County Engineer in the administration and management of the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works (DPW). Provides leadership, direction, and oversight for the operation of assigned areas.

  • Provides administrative oversight and management of the Engineering Division.

  • Responsible for developing, directing, implementing, and evaluating Engineering Division activities, projects, and programs; ensures all new and existing activities, projects, and programs meet established criteria, policies, laws, and regulations.

  • Works closely with the County Engineer and DPW leadership to develop strategic and annual projects and programs for construction and maintenance.

  • Establishes and communicates the mission, goals, and objectives for areas of responsibility; develops, interprets, and ensures the implementation of policies and procedures throughout the Engineering Division.

  • Directs and oversees management and staff efforts, to include ensuring necessary services are provided in a timely, effective manner and projects are expedited and/or completed in compliance with established budget, scope, and specifications and scheduled completion. Addresses concerns, issues, and problems that arise and determines and implements or recommends necessary corrective action.

  • Provides hiring and disciplinary recommendations to the County Engineer. Conducts and oversees performance evaluations; provides guidance to Engineering Division leadership. Ensures employees receive the appropriate training and motivates staff to achieve peak performance.

  • Provides fiscal oversight and budgetary analysis related to projects, staff allocation, and contract budgets for assigned areas. Evaluates division needs; researches and recommends new materials, supplies, and equipment.

  • Collaborates with County departments, such as Planning and Community Development, Community Services, Human Resources & Risk Management, Financial Services, Information Technology, and County Attorney to ensure Engineering Division services are being delivered efficiently, effectively, and in accordance with County, State and Federal rules and regulations.

  • Develops and delivers presentations to the Board of County Commissioners, Elected Officials, Highway Advisory Committee, and community organizations concerning Engineering Division programs and related issues. Represents the Engineering Division at various meetings, committees, and events.

  • Serves as the County Engineer in his/her absence, to include decision making on behalf of the County Engineer in all DPW Engineering Division related matters.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or related field required. Master's degree in engineering, public administration, or business administration preferred.

  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional civil engineering experience specific to road and bridge design and construction.

  • Five (5) years management and project management experience.

  • Working knowledge of subdivision development processes and must have land development plan review experience. Must have working knowledge and experience with NPDES and stormwater management as well as NEPA and environmental stewardship.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering specifically related to all phases of project development, land use and infrastructure master planning, design, land surveying, property acquisition, and construction management, as applied to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of public works projects.

  • Knowledge of principles and management of public administration, organization, asset management, and project and personnel management.

  • Knowledge of project management and construction principles, public communication and issue resolution techniques, and procurement and contracting procedures and policies.

  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local funding programs and demonstrated ability in grant writing and grant administration.

  • Ability to supervise, objectively review, and mentor professional and support staff.

  • Ability to plan and administer planning, engineering, and public works programs, projects, and contracts; ability to identify problems and recommend and implement effective solutions.

  • Ability to analyze, interpret, apply, and explain technical procedures, applicable laws, codes, and regulations.

  • Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of professional, technical, and maintenance personnel involved in infrastructure maintenance and construction.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, County staff, Elected Officials, and the general public.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and concisely both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to operate computers, standard office equipment and related software, such as databases and Microsoft Office Suite, as well as working knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) and geographic information system (GIS) applications.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

  • An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements above.

  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.

  • Professional Engineer’s (PE) License required; possession of Colorado PE within six (6) months of date of hire required.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

Work Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office environment, travel to work sites, county facilities, conference, seminars, and related meetings. Work may be performed in adverse weather conditions.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.

Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).