Water Resources Staff Engineer – Right of Way Services – Department of Transportation & Infrastructure

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high-quality, safe, and equitable public infrastructure and services.


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DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:


  • DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need.  Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.
  • DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results.


The Right of Way Services (ROWS) division of DOTI is seeking a qualified individual to fulfill an unlimited  Staff Engineer position within our Engineering and Regulatory (ER) Water Resources Group.  The services offered by our ER team include evaluation of Capital and Utility Projects against City, State and Federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, while promoting excellent coordination between a multitude of projects and stakeholders. 


Our ER team is regularly called upon to solve unique and nonstandard situations and is seeking individuals who thrive in a problem-solving environment and excel with collaboration and attention to detail.  Work assigned to this position will primarily be applying best stormwater and erosion control practices related to safe mobility, utility, and infrastructure engineering and planning in the public Right-of-Way (ROW).


In this Staff Engineer role in our ROWS ER team, you will expect to:


  • Provide technical review and comment on engineering plans, specifications, and reports for projects managed by internal (DOTI Mobility, DOTI Wastewater Management, Parks and Recreation, etc.) and external (CDOT, RTD, Denver Water, Xcel, etc.) agencies for stormwater compliance.  Perform calculations to check applications and drawings for code and/or standards compliance
  • Issue erosion control permits and maintain information database for the agency related to plan review, comment, and permit tracking and keep interested parties advised as to the various stages of review
  • Demonstrate skill in applying a “common sense” and collaborative approach to resolving complex or technical problems. Regularly simplify issues with clearly written summaries.
  • Regularly meet with applicant, internal project managers, contract personnel, other City staff, and the public to resolve plan review comments, provide process and technical guidance, and minimize regulatory and field conflicts.  The successful candidate will thrive while working with people and must demonstrate flexibility and ease in these interactions
  • Occasionally perform field reviews and occasionally review site construction as appropriate to assure compliance with approved plans and regulations
  • Be prepared to express ideas and creativity while being part of an evolving and dynamic team with exposure across many City interests


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