El Paso County Engineer II/III- Reviewer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Engineer II/III- Reviewer



Engineer II/III- Reviewer


Depends on Qualifications


Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type



Planning and Community Development

Job Number



4/29/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Essential Job Functions

Engineer II- Reviewer: $70,000/Depends on Qualifications

Engineer III- Reviewer: $80,000/Depends on Qualifications

Performs a variety of professional and consultative engineering duties in the field of civil engineering (land development engineering, drainage/traffic/transportation engineering and planning) in accordance with civil engineering principles and practices and County policies. Provides customer service as a member of Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) in accordance with the Operational Design.

Functions of Engineer II- Reviewer:

  • Accomplishes complex engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, development review, or traffic/transportation engineering.

  • Recommends and assists in the preparation of criteria and procedural or ordinance changes.

  • Accomplishes plan check review and processing of plans and reports for private developments, commercial, and multi-family projects. Review includes County roads, drainage, transportation, and traffic engineering activities.

  • Provides the Project Manager (PM), MDT members, and the customer with feedback on project requirements at Team Early Assistance, including approvals required, project feasibility, distribution needs, cost and timeline estimates.

  • Reviews private development applications and plans to ensure the proposed design characteristics of land development projects are compatible with the County's infrastructure and long term plans.

  • Formulates and prepares departmental recommendations for conditions of approval for private land development projects such as subdivisions, planned developments, site plans, and use permits as they relate to streets, drainage, and other infrastructure.

  • Analyzes construction plans for road, drainage, and capital improvements to ensure compliance with County criteria.

  • Evaluates existing road and drainage problems and makes recommendations for appropriate corrective measures.

  • Prepares and reviews quantity calculations and cost estimates for engineering projects.

  • Coordinates plan review with other departments and agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable standards, criteria, and codes; ensures appropriate records are maintained.

  • Supports the Project Manager/Planner and serves as the primary point of contact for the customer and staff; keeps Project Manager/Planner informed of discussions and decisions made in their absence.

  • Attends and represents the County at various meetings with citizens, developers, contractors, consultants, county departments and other governmental agencies.

  • Inputs accurate information into the project tracking system.

  • Provides input and technical assistance as necessary.

  • Assists Project Manager/Planner with presentation of projects to Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners; assists in the preparation of staff reports and agendas for various boards and commissions.

  • Responds to questions and complaints from the public concerning engineering and land development issues.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities.

  • Reviews and coordinates the processing of environmental documents pursuant to National Environmental Protection Act and State requirements.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Functions of Engineer III- Reviewer:

  • Provides mentoring and guidance to lower level engineers to include setting priorities and reviewing written reports.

  • Contributes to and maintains review policies and procedures; communicates policies and procedures to other engineering staff.

  • Reviews and analyzes data and formulates recommendations regarding complex and controversial zoning applications, new subdivisions, land development, construction plans, and other engineering issues.

  • Provides the Project Manager (PM), MDT members, and the customer with feedback on project requirements at Team Early Assistance, including approvals required, project feasibility, distribution needs, cost and timeline estimates.

  • Reviews projects for consistency with all applicable adopted plans, codes and standards; identifies any related issues and makes appropriate recommendations.

  • Coordinates plan review with other departments/agencies and coordinates the plan checking process to ensure all applicable standards, criteria and codes have been met; ensures appropriate records are maintained.

  • Identifies acceptable options for project design; provides clarification on code interpretations and specific code language.

  • Attends and represents the County at various meetings; responsible for being prepared for project meetings to include understanding the project, researching current and historical information, and evaluating Codes, County policies, and other applicable regulations; briefs replacement when unable to attend scheduled meetings.

  • Supports the PM's function as the primary point of contact for the customer and staff; keeps the PM informed of separate discussions and decisions with the customer when the PM is not present.

  • Represents the discipline in communications with public entities and private individuals, and elected/appointed officials regarding land development, planning goals and specific projects.

  • Prepares for public hearings by researching and assisting Project Managers with preparing written reports to be submitted to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners. Provides expert testimony and responses at public hearings and other meetings in coordination with Project Managers.

  • Advises engineers, site planners and others engaged in development on proper land use and conformance with the Land Development Code.

  • Manages and performs special projects including major revisions to the Land Development Code and Engineering Criteria.

  • Serves as "Engineer of the Day" when assigned to assist with engineering related questions and inquiries that come from the front counter.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Civil Engineering.

  • Four (4) years professional engineering experience.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and administration as applied to design and methods, materials, techniques, planning and construction of development projects.

  • Knowledge of plan checking methods and the ability to exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines.

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

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of land surveying.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, planning and zoning regulations, Federal, State, and County regulations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally and the ability to make formal presentations to groups or individuals.

  • Ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Knowledge of current developments in legislation, literature, sources of information relative to public works, engineering and development issues.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, test data, aerial photographs and other topographic and geologic data.

  • Ability to complete competing assignments by the established deadlines.

  • Ability to perform appropriate job functions via computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, data base management and specific engineering programs.

  • 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, drug screen and motor vehicle check.

Additional requirements to qualify as Engineer III- Reviewer:

  • Minimum eight (8) years progressive civil engineering experience.

  • Two (2) years experience in the supervision or oversight of professional staff.

  • Ability to apply statistical techniques such as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis as necessary.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical information, with abstract and concrete variables, in mathematical or diagram form.

  • Ability to create own data sets necessary for project analysis.

  • Ability to actively participate and make agreements, decisions or commitments within the regulatory framework, in a complex, controversial, or highly political environment.

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


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

  • Professional Engineer's (PE) License required; must possess and maintain Colorado PE within six (6) months of appointment.

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. 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).


Work Conditions

Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Some field work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, and public works facilities.