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Hydraulic Engineer and Project Manager – Pueblo

By August 2, 2022

Colorado Department of Transportation

Description of JobAbout the Work Unit

This position is located in Pueblo, CO (www.pueblo.us) which is a city of approximately 111,000 people located in southwestern Colorado about 120 miles south of Denver and 280 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Pueblo is a quiet, diverse city with a low cost of living and a good school system.  The city is close to the mountains and the prairie, as well as all sorts of outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, and water sports at the local reservoir.  Pueblo hosts an annual Chile Festival, the Colorado State Fair, and a Hot Rod Show.

Working in preconstruction and hydraulic engineering for the Colorado Department of
Transportation provides employees with the opportunity for a flexible work schedule and flexible work locations with typically 40 hour work weeks, the opportunity to do field visits and assessments and office design and project management work, the opportunity for advancement and  work on interesting transportation projects that benefit the traveling public.  The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of moving expenses.

About the Position

This position is a fully operational licensed engineer providing hydraulic engineering, design, and project management expertise to the Region.  This includes: Support for Design, Construction, maintenance, access, and local agency work; Project management and management of consultants; Developing and certifying that hydraulic plans and specifications for transportation projects meet or exceed professional, state and federal standards by applying hydraulic engineering theories, principles, practices and judgment in project design; Checking and approving the adequacy of drainage reports and designs of others; Managing the development of roadway project plans and specifications and certifying that roadway plans and specifications for transportation projects meet or exceed professional, state and federal standards by applying engineering theories, principles, practices and judgment in project design; Mentoring and training department personnel on drainage engineering work.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Serves as the hydraulic engineer for all assigned CDOT projects and submittals.
Proposes and implements design alternatives or concepts and make recommendations based on professional engineering judgment.
Utilizes the professional engineering license to stamp and approve designs for assigned projects and use various hydraulic related software packages (HY-8, HEC-RAS, WMS, etc.).
Reviews and provides concurrence or comments on drainage submittals for local agency, access and maintenance projects as well as consultant designed engineering projects.
Performs field visits for project scoping, site inspection and investigation related to drainage maintenance problems and region projects.
Serves on drainage related and other appropriate committees, coordinates with other hydraulic engineers and others on committee topics.
Proposes and implements design alternatives or concepts and make recommendations based on professional engineering judgment.
Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment: Primarily 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM work hours, Monday-Friday (flexible schedules may be available)
Regular travel during daytime working hours to meetings and project sites
Occasional overnight travel to projects throughout the Region and the state
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
May be required to work on road closures during emergency situations
May work outside in various weather conditions and at high altitudes
May work in close proximity to high-speed traffic and construction equipment

To apply for this job email your details to dot_cdot_recruiting@state.co.us

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