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Engineering Supervisor - Facilities Project Delivery

at City of Aurora

Pay: $45.53 to $55.80/hour
$45.53 - $55.8
Posted: 10/19/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2824114

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is seeking an Engineering Supervisor to plan, coordinate, and perform professional engineering work for city owned buildings under the supervision and direction of the Facility Project Delivery Manager to support the Engineering Services Division of the Public Works Department.

The Engineering Supervisor is responsible for supervising project engineers and managers overseeing facilities maintenance and building design/construction projects. Plans, organizes, and directs complex engineering analysis and manages complex projects under the supervision of the Facility Project Delivery Manager. Provides technical expertise directly or through subordinate staff in these areas and others identified below.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:

  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs

The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora!  We're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-served basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.


  • Plans, reviews, develops and coordinates the design and construction of facilities building projects from project conception to completion
  • Supervises, evaluates, trains and instructs assigned staff
  • Supervises consultant work
  • Develops criteria and designs for complex engineering projects
  • Acts as a team leader for design engineers, technicians, and other support personnel
  • Provides professional/technical assistance to citizens, other departments, management, and City Council
  • Reviews construction plans and specifications
  • Ensures compliance with design, City policies and procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Establishes plans, schedules, project priorities, and reviews work of subordinates in preparing plans, specifications and cost estimates for projects
  • Develops and implements work procedures and policies
  • Develops operational priorities, goals, and objectives for assigned employees
  • Negotiates contracts, make presentations, recommends for approval construction documents for public construction
  • Supervises project engineers, project managers, and other employees as assigned
  • Determines and establishes design construction standards and materials
  • Participates as hiring supervisor in selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining assigned employees
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's Degree in Structural, Architectural, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a directly related field
  • At least Seven (7) years of professional level engineering and design experience in public and commercial buildings and building systems construction and maintenance, required
  • At least three (3) years of supervisory experience with direct reports, required
  • Three (3) years experience as a project management professional, preferred
  • Experience in municipal engineering preferred
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  •  Knowledge of current engineering principles and practices applicable to the assigned
  • Knowledge of international, federal, state and municipal building design requirements, codes and specification
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and theories of land development and building construction and maintenance
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, commissions, City Council, and city staff regarding development projects and issues
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Effectively supervise other employees
  • Plan and schedule work unit operations
  • Interpret codes and criteria
  • Use computer design and optimization software
  • Make decisions and solve complex technical problems
  •  Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Skills in the use of field and office engineering instruments and equipment
Licenses and/or Certificates: 
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) with the State of Colorado
    • Or the ability to obtain through reciprocity from another state within 6 months of employment
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history


Physical Demands:     

  • Light to sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 15 pounds
  • Occasional lifting and carrying
  • Frequent walking and standing for fieldwork and meetings
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents as well as produce design work
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of a computer keyboard and engineering instruments
  • Hand/foot/eye coordination to operate a motor vehicle
  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment: 
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment with occasional outdoor work including exposure to varying weather conditions, noise and dust, and traffic and electrical hazards

Equipment Used: 
  • Personal computer, engineering instruments; electronic components; motor vehicle
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their 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.
For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for the City of Aurora vacancies.

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