Denver Water’s Water Rights group, which is part of the Water Resource Strategy division, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as a Senior Engineer. The Senior Engineer will act as a subject matter expert responsible for analyzing and negotiating terms and conditions necessary to protect, develop, or acquire water rights as well as operating agreements.
Perform complex water rights, hydrologic, planning, pre-design, system modeling, water accounting, and operations engineering studies and analysis with respect to all areas of the department's water resource efforts. Lead special projects requiring strong technical ability, project management skills and knowledge of raw water operations, water resources planning and management and/or water resources modeling and analysis.
This position has formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ability to solve operational problems on projects, and responsible for developing timely solutions. Serve as the key technical staff specialist in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned area of responsibility.
Design and coordinate critical engineering projects. Propose and implement documentation and programs to measure, track, monitor, and improve progress.
Serve as project manager for a variety of engineering projects often in a highly specialized area.
Resolve disputes and perform contract administration duties.
Assign and direct work of professional and technical personnel within an assigned unit, provide technical guidance, and quality control checks.
Manage consultants, contracts, and provide direction for technical methodology and negotiation strategy.
Develop and vet terms and conditions with peers both inside and outside Denver Water.
Maintain liaison and represent Denver Water at meetings. Resolve disputes with outside public and private organizational representatives.
Responsible for coordinating activities across divisions and sections required to complete projects in a timely manner.
Perform related work as required.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering (Water Resources, Civil, Agricultural, Environmental, or similar).
Minimum 8 years of related work experience, which include 4 years as a licensed engineer.
Any equivalent combination of certifications, education, or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities for the position.
Preferred experience includes but is not limited to:
Development of contract documents
Interpreting and developing operating agreements
Preparing and reviewing filings with the water court
Licenses, Registration, and Certifications
Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Colorado.
Must be able to possess and maintain a valid Class ‘R’ Colorado driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
About Denver Water
Denver Water is committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number is 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 1.5 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 to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.
Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, 401K Plan with a 3% match, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off. A background check will be conducted to verify the information submitted on the application. Please be sure that all information on the application is correct and complete, do not say "see resume". If the application is not fully completed, we (Denver Water), will not accept your application.
We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on all Denver Water property.
An offer of employment may be contingent upon satisfactory results of a post-offer drug test. Denver Water tests for the following: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and alcohol. A strength test may also be conducted due to the physical requirements of the position.
Denver Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, People of Color, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Denver Water is extremely proud of our diverse workforce who work around-the-clock to deliver a reliable, high-quality drinking water supply to 1.5 million people in the Denver metro area. We believe it is important that the makeup of our workforce represents the rich diversity of our surrounding community, as that brings people with different strengths and talents to our organization. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds for all of our positions.