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Manager of Treated Water Planning

Department: Planning
Closing Date: April 9, 2012
Hiring Range: $7,284 to $9,287 monthly

Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water’s Planning Division is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Manager of Treated Water Planning. Under general direction, the successful candidate will manage a variety of complex advanced professional level treated water planning studies to include system analysis, water service studies, contract analysis, operational studies, planning for treated water facilities to meet anticipated growth, regulatory requirements, and asset management tasks. The successful candidate will also exercise full supervision over assigned personnel (seven to eight engineers, planners, and technicians) as a significant part of their duties.

The following qualifications are needed for appointment:

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of hydraulic engineering, hydraulic measurements and testing, and the Department’s Operating Rules and Engineering Standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of treated water system design criteria, including distribution, pumping and storage.
  • Ability to create methodology for the design and gathering of hydraulic data, and related analysis.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to perform economic analysis on a wide variety of projects.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers, and a wide variety of other private and public sector organizations including fire departments, design firms, other utilities and water distributors.

Qualifications for this position


Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in civil engineering or related field. Also requires continuing education and training of the engineering technical area of responsibility equivalent to that obtained through an advanced degree program.


Eight years’ responsible experience in hydraulic engineering and treated water facility system development, including extensive public contact, and administration and development of Department standards, policies and procedures, with two years of supervisory experience or equivalent lead experience is required.

License, Certificate or Credential

Requires registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

Denver Water offers excellent PDF document benefits that include a funded pension plan; a 401(k) plan with 3 percent match, a 457 deferred compensation plan; health and dental coverage; life insurance; and vacation/holiday/sick leave.

All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing. A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application.

Recruiter: Ed Wakefield

  • Applications are only accepted through our online application system.
  • Denver Water will not accept or consider applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.
  • No resumes will be accepted unless they are attached to an online application.
  • Employment applications are accepted for current openings only.

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