Assistant Civil Engineer

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Engineering
Functional Areas: Infrastructure & Sustainability
Department: Facilities Management
Requisition Number: 14185
Location: Boulder, CO
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 04-Dec-2018

Job Summary

The Assistant Civil Engineer will assist the campus civil engineer on civil/structural tasks involving University infrastructure construction. Responsibilities include assisting in the design of minor campus infrastructure improvements, investigating water conservation projects, coordinating civil engineering initiatives, and managing hardscapes on campus.

Who We Are

The Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability (I&S) oversees an annual operating budget of $112 million. Areas of responsibility include long-range capital planning, real estate development, architecture, design and construction, the operation and maintenance of all campus facilities and utilities, transportation services, workplace accident prevention and the creation of a safe working environment for campus employees, environmental health and safety, campus logistics, and efforts around sustainability and resiliency.

Beyond creating a safe and secure environment at CU Boulder, the department is embarking on several projects that are key to the strategic vision of the campus including: creating a clear and comprehensive framework and methodology for campus master planning; developing strategies and tactics to improve campus sustainability and resiliency; and progressively working within the campus and with our community partners to positively impact humanity.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Civil Engineering Support for Campus Clients

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for campus infrastructure issues ranging from poor site drainage to building structural cracking. Preliminarily investigates/researches issues.
  • Determines whether to recommend issue for further analysis by the campus CE or provide a solution.
  • Researches water conservation opportunities, benchmarking UCB standards, performing elevation surveys, contacting vendors/contractors for information, and AutoCAD drafting.

Campus Construction Support

  • Monitors utility and public works construction projects.
  • Performs public works and minor structural inspections (not special inspections per the IBC).
  • Reviews projects for storm water management erosion control compliance.

Hardscape Management

  • Manages the student audit teams who will be inspecting the campus hardscapes.
  • Gathers and analyzes data to determine locations where maintenance funding should be directed.
  • Generate a priority list and associated mapping of locations. Prioritizes locations based on safety, pedestrian usage rates, construction costs, and neighboring construction projects; and determine a yearly schedule of maintenance projects.
  • Designs some of the projects for a contractor to bid.

What We Can Offer

Salary range starts at $53,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Technologies, Civil Engineering or related field.
  • OR an associate's degree in Civil Technologies, Civil Engineering or related field and two years of work experience in civil engineering systems (potable water, sanitary sewer, storm water, or water conservation).
  • Note: Any combination of related education/experience that totals four or more years will qualify. May be used to offset work experience on a 1:1 basis.

What You Will Need

  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Interpersonal skills (able to work with different personalities across organization, external contractors, etc).
  • Shows initiative.
  • Communications skills.
  • Problem solving skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering AND two years of experience in civil engineering systems (potable water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer utilities).
  • Successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam in the State of Colorado.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

This position will close on December 4, 2018.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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