2017-10-04 2017-10-23

Senior Engineer - Water Quality Compliance

Company: City of Denver
Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
Location: Denver, Colorado
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: See Below
Job ID: 45190
Website: http://www.denvergov.org

Salary: $82,752 to $132,403 Annually

Closing Date: 10/23/2017 11:59 PM Mountain


The Wastewater Management Operations Engineering Construction and Compliance team is seeking a Senior Engineer to lead the Water Quality Compliance team. This opportunity will be responsible for managing the largest Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) in the State of Colorado and will mentor the team to be on the leading edge of water quality innovations needed to keep the City and County of Denver under compliance with current and future MS4 permit requirements.

As the MS4 coordinator, you will negotiate permit renewals with the State, coordinate with other municipalities to help guide policies beneficial to all MS4 holders, and manage the water quality compliance team.

You will lead the team's research and development efforts by partnering with Colorado School of Mines, the NSF ReNUWIt program (Reinventing the Nations Urban Water Infrastructure), and other local Universities and regional stakeholders to advance innovations in utility and stormwater management as it pertains to water quality.

In the role of subject matter expert, you will provide extensive water quality knowledge of pre and post construction BMP's to help enforce and innovate new criteria as needed to adapt to future water quality needs.

You will manage contracts needed to comply with the education and outreach facets of the MS4 permit, as well as the Denver Household Hazardous Waste Program.


  • Experience managing and administrating an MS4 permit or other state/federally regulated water quality permit.
  • Knowledge of engineering practices and principles relating to water quality Best Management Practices for both pre and post construction applications.
  • Plan review experience for compliance with Storm Water Management Plans.
  • Experience working with local Colleges and Universities for collaborating on researching new water quality strategies.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing water quality investigation/enforcement team.
  • Experience managing municipal contracts.

Education Requirement:

Bachelor's Degree.

Experience Requirement:

Three years of professional engineering work experience after obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) license. (Some positions may require experience in a specific engineering area.)

Licensure and/or Certification:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers at the time of application.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement providing the applicant is registered by the
  • State of Colorado by the completion of the probationary period.

Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application and as a condition of employment.

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