Development Engineer

City of Grand Junction

Grand Junction, CO

Salary: $7,328.53 - $10,261.33 Monthly

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Opening date: 01/04/21
Closing date: Continuous

*This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Mt. Garfield Photo by Walt Fite

About the Position:
The City of Grand Junction is searching for an experienced Development Engineer who can perform senior level professional engineering work, including project management, development review, and construction. This position’s primary responsibility is for plan review of development projects involving elements such as drainage, water, sanitary sewer, transportation, and other infrastructure. 

The Development Engineer is a contact for consulting engineers, contractors, the community, and other agencies on various development projects. This position will necessitate a strong understanding of the typical development review process and be able to review improvements and reports related to aspects of civil engineering and design such as drainage, trails, bridges, traffic, streets, water, and wastewater systems. Work is performed with appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action through observation, conferences, reports, and achievement of desired objectives. This position requires attendance at occasional evening meetings. If you value a positive work environment, collaboration with others, efficiency, and communication, we encourage you to apply. 

What We Offer:
We offer an excellent benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including health and dental insurance, retirement, paid leave, a City employee health clinic, and a wellness program. The City offers a 15-step pay plan. The hiring range for a Development Engineer is $7,328 - $8,091 monthly, which represents steps 1 to 5 of our pay plan. Each year, with the approval of City Council, employees receive an additional step increase of 2.5%.

About the Community Development Department:
This position supports the goals of the Community Development Department, which plans, promotes and sustains an attractive and high quality living and working environment by facilitating appropriate land use and infrastructure decisions ensuring that the community is developed in a safe, aesthetically pleasing and maintainable manner consistent with adopted regulations and policies. 

About Our Culture:
At the City of Grand Junction, we lead the way with continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exemplary service. Our core values are demonstrated by our willingness to challenge the status quo, ability to work together using all areas of expertise to achieve a common goal, and commitment to fulfilling the needs of our community through thoughtful interactions.

About the Area:
Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver, CO (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City, UT (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land. Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest. Grand Junction has a robust downtown and hosts multiple art, music, food, and market events annually. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic and trail congestion. With an average of 245 days of sunshine, Grand Junction is the perfect place to work and play.

See Visit Grand Junction for videos and information about our community.


  • Review and assess development and redevelopment projects for compliance with City standards and specifications.
  • Participate in a variety of meetings including pre-construction, public meetings, and hearings to provide information to outside agencies and the public; serve as primary contact during course of project and provide project information to the public and outside agencies.
  • Act as a liaison between the Community Development Department and contractors, other departments, business and property owners, and the public; respond to and resolve issues or complaints.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend improvements and modifications.  
  • Review and occasionally prepare construction plans, plats, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of drainage, transportation, water, sanitary sewer, traffic, landscaping, sidewalk, curb and gutter and other construction, repair or modification projects.
  • Review and prepare standards, specifications, ordinance requirements and regulations to be applied by the City; research latest developments to determine potential changes and their probable impact.
  • Review plans, specifications and contract documents prepared by consulting engineers for completeness, adequacy, and accuracy.
  • Coordinate reviews by other City departments and outside agencies; obtain permits and authorizations from appropriate jurisdictional agencies; verify compliance with City standards and practices; approve drawings for construction.
  • Perform construction management, field inspections, and contract administration for assigned projects; monitor construction progress and changes to work schedules; review and process pay requests and payments; negotiate and prepare change orders and field orders; participate in final project inspections and project close-out including final quantities and final payment; review quality control and quality assurance procedures and plans; monitor and approve corrective actions on deficient work.
  • Conduct and evaluate engineering and technical studies and analysis on various programs to determine recommendations based on the information received.

View the full Development Engineer Job Description here.

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Professional Engineering License in the State of Colorado within 1 year of employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid Colorado driver's license

For hearing/speech/visually impaired dial 711 (TTY). Contact Human Resources at (970) 244-1512 with questions. The City of Grand Junction is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


250 N. 5th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Position #202000716

Posted June 30, 2021, 1:48 PM PDT

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