Development Review Engineer - City of Lone T ....

Job Status:                   Full time – Exempt


Salary Pay Range:        $62,400 to $78,000 annually*

*Offered salary will be determined based upon selected candidate’s relevant education and experience; not to exceed midpoint.


Benefits include:          Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer match in PERA retirement system, optional 401K and 457 plans, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, short term disability, long term disability, and tuition reimbursement. 


To Apply: A complete application package will include:

  • A cover letter detailing applicant’s demonstration of qualifications as listed above and statement of interest in this position
  • Current resume
  • City of Lone Tree Application 

Applications can be found at the City of Lone Tree's website:


Please note: The online, fillable application requires viewing and opening with Adobe Reader to ensure successful completion of the form. Please go to to find and download the Adobe Reader suitable for your operating system.


Applications may be mailed to City of Lone Tree, Attn: Human Resources, at 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 100, Lone Tree, Colorado, 80124. You may also fax applications to us at 303-225-4949 or by email at


All candidates are required to successfully complete a thorough Criminal Background Check and Drug Test.



The Development Review Engineer is a technical engineering position within the Public Works Department and is a key member of the City’s land development review team. 


The Development Review Engineer reviews private development applications and coordinates with other City departments and, as necessary, outside agencies and/or districts to ensure the proposed designs of private development projects are compatible and consistent with City standards and regulations and state and federal laws. Such applications include, but are not limited to subdivision plats, site improvement plans, construction plans, grading, erosion and silt control (GESC) plans, and related technical documents.


Performs complex, professional-level field and office planning and engineering activities involving the design, development and construction of a variety of private development projects, as well as assisting and providing input on updates of the city’s comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance and subdivision regulation. SEE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW.




(The following essential job functions and examples of duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive.  At the discretion of the supervisor and/or department director, duties may be modified to address business needs and changing business practices):


  • Provides quality assurance for engineering criteria related to residential and commercial development.
  •  Reviews construction plans and related documents, including technical studies and reports, for conformance with City criteria:
    • Examples of plans to be reviewed may include: subdivision plats, roadway plan and profiles, traffic control, signage and striping, storm drainage improvements, water quality and detention improvements, grading, and erosion and sediment control.
    • Examples of studies and reports to be reviewed may include: drainage reports, storm water management reports, traffic impact studies, subdivision improvement agreements, development agreements, and easement and right-of-way documents.
  • Provides written referral responses to other City Departments and applicants which identifies conformance and nonconformance to City criteria.  Referral responses may suggest acceptable revisions or recommended changes for submittals.
  •  Analyzes existing public infrastructure for necessary upgrades to the adjacent roadway and drainage facilities required by development projects.
  • Identifies right-of-way and easement needs for projects, reviews easement forms and exhibits, and assists in the easement acceptance process.
  • Conducts inspections of active construction sites.  Monitors and ensures construction is in compliance with the approved engineering plans and specifications on assigned projects.  Responsible for coordinating the resolution of conflicts when the construction plans are not in accordance with the criteria or existing field conditions.
  • Occasionally may attend Planning Commission and City Council meetings and hearings to address comments that may be brought up regarding a project.  May attend neighborhood meetings to discuss projects with interested and affected property owners and homeowner groups.
  • Provides assistance to citizens seeking to construct, modify, or replace public improvements associated with real property.
  • Suggests policy improvements and implements changes in accordance with established criteria.
  • Ensures that all construction related activity adheres to the plans and agreements approved by staff, including conditions of development agreements and sureties.
  • Prepares position papers and reports to ensure that all long-range policies, goals, and values are maintained, and coordinates such activities as directed.
  • Oversees coordination of acquisition of easements and deeds and coordinates projects with other City departments and outside agencies including consultants, developers, and landowners.
  • Responds to general public and employee inquiries with direct answers and follow-up investigations.
  • Explains City roadway and development policies and procedures to the public, co-workers, contractors and developers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Reports to: Public Works/Capital Improvement Manager

Other: Interacts with City employees, community partners, visitors and vendors.







  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college with major coursework in civil engineering, construction management, or related field, or an Associate's degree in civil engineering or related field from a two-year college or technical school with three to five years of experience.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide a following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Colorado Professional Engineer's license preferred. 


  • Must have excellent Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills.
    • Possesses knowledge of civil engineering principles relating to roadway, drainage, and traffic design, and the ability to apply these to the review of construction plans, specifications, and technical reports.
    •  Ability to obtain an understanding of standard engineering reference materials and the ability to apply these to design scenarios.
    •   Ability to communicate an understanding of the standards, processes, and terminology used by the City of Lone Tree to contractors, consultants, and utilities.
    •  Ability to read, understand, interpret, and explain construction drawings and technical specifications.
    •  Knowledge of field civil engineering practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of standard construction testing procedures related to quality control of earthwork, concrete, and asphalt paving.
    • Ability to obtain a general knowledge of traffic control for roadways under construction and adjacent to construction sites.
    •  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where standardization may or may not exist.
    • Negotiation and problem solving ability in order to work with contractors, engineers, and applicants.
    • Ability to follow detailed written and/or oral instructions.
    • Ability to possess and maintain a valid Colorado Class R driver's license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle on paved roads and at construction sites is required.
  • Ability to make appropriate independent decisions and provide solutions to complex problems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of personnel and visitors of the City of Lone Tree, including with citizens, developers, contractors, City staff and project stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated personal effectiveness, credibility, thoroughness, flexibility, and collaboration skills in adhering to and advancing the City’s vision, mission and values.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:


Computers, light truck, telephone, facsimile, and copy machine.  Software including word processing, spreadsheets, and project control.  Personal safety protection equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, sit, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools and controls.

 The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, night vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a normal office environment or in outside weather conditions.  The employee is exposed to wet and humid or dry conditions and hot or cold conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, loud noises and vibration.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to sit, kneel, bend over, talk and hear.  Vision abilities include distance vision, close vision, color vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed, and are in no way construed or perceived to be exhaustive.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is an exempt full time position, working at least 40 hours per week. The City of Lone Tree’s business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Actual work schedule will be determined upon hire.



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