Known as the Gateway to the Rockies, the City of Aurora lies on the eastern edge of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. The city boasts spectacular views of the Front Range spanning from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. More than 386,000 residents and 10,000 businesses choose to call Aurora home, making it the third largest city in Colorado and the 54th largest in the United States.
Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health.
The Project Engineer – Modeling position will be responsible for pipeline hydraulic modeling, as well as a variety of engineering and technical tasks primarily supporting the Aurora Water Department. These responsibilities generally include maintaining the models in the specialty area (see below), updates, perform department modeling as requested by management, operations, water resources and/or engineering staff. This position may also be required to manage consultant contracts for model support services. This position is eligible for a flexible/remote work schedule!
The ideal candidate must be a technical expert with proven success working on pipeline hydraulic modeling and participating in master planning projects to support infrastructure sizing, location, and timing requirements to meet hydraulic and water quality needs. This leader will be continually seeking best practices and exploring innovative technology advancements and processes for Aurora’s continued growth and development. Vast experience and proficiency in hydraulic modeling platforms such as those made by Innovyze (InfoWater and InfoSewer) or EPANET software systems are imperative for this role! The ideal candidate must ensure that new infrastructure meets local and regional system hydraulic requirements by reviewing developer-driven and capital project models for compliance with established hydraulic design guidelines.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or directly related field, 4 years of modeling experience required and 5-6 years of modeling experience preferred. Registration as Professional Engineer (PE) with the State of Colorado or ability to obtain through reciprocity from another state within 6 months of employment is required. Proficiency in ESRI GIS and MS Office products, and knowledge of Accela, SharePoint, EADOCs, INFOR is considered a plus. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.