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Project Engineer – Energy & Facilities
City of Aurora

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.

Aurora Water has several major facilities and over two dozen pump and lift station facilities. The Project Engineer – Energy & Facilities position will be responsible for a variety of engineering and technical tasks primarily focusing on the maintenance and energy management for the facilities and utility at large. These responsibilities generally include spearheading facilities management, evaluating energy usage and options for energy reduction, development of the energy master plan and implementation of energy related capital projects including energy recovery options. This position is eligible for a flexible/remote work schedule!

The ideal candidate for this position shall have a proven track record of benchmarking, tracking, and determining energy usage and energy consumption of all municipal public buildings. This technical expert must be a collaborator with Xcel Energy to maximize rebate potential for the utility and be an advocate for the incorporation of cost-effective energy conservation programs, measures, and best practices. This role will also focus on identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing energy-savings opportunities through the development of energy consumption reduction plans and strategies. This new leader will perform repairs, testing and troubleshooting of building equipment systems, implement a preventive maintenance program to ensure that building machinery and systems meet or exceed their rated life, and provide recommendations on equipment and service upgrades.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or directly related field, 4 years of experience in facilities maintenance management or utility energy management required. 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. Certified Energy Manager (CEM) is required, Energy Manager In Training (EMIT), Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (CP EnMS), Certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) are preferred, but not 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.


Location: Aurora, Colorado
Salary: $75,401 – $94,251
Final filing date: May 27, 2022

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.