Water/Wastewater Engineer
GMS, Inc.

Water/Wastewater Engineer Colorado Springs, CO

Full Time Colorado Springs, CO 90000 - 120000 USD ANNUAL 1 days ago
Job description

About You

  • You feel strongly that many communities are underserved and want to make an impact with your abilities
  • Reliable water infrastructure is something you believe all communities should attain
  • Corporate America is not your cup of tea; you want a career with more meaning
  • You gain deep satisfaction in working through problems
  • Small communities have limited resources and you like to think creatively on the best way to implement a project to minimize capital and operational costs
  • The intricacies of water infrastructure system lifecycles intrigue you
  • You easily interpret regulations and translate them into layman’s terms
  • You enjoy a team environment where you both create and generate designs and appropriately delegate work

About Us

GMS, Inc. is a small, family-oriented engineering firm with a client base of small municipalities and communities. Since 1978, we've been dedicated to serving small rural communities by listening, creating, and facilitating new infrastructure that can literally breathe life into the community. Please see our website for more details: www.gmsengr.com

Water/Wastewater Engineer Benefits:

  • Vacation - New Employees accrue 10 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 15 days per year
  • Sick Leave - 10 days of paid sick leave annually to use when you or a family member is feeling unwell
  • Paid Holidays – 7 paid holidays per year
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance paid at 100% by Employer (Spouse and Family coverage available at Employee expense)
  • Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Generous Profit Sharing Program requires no employee match
  • Quarterly bonus plan
  • Wellness Program included with Medical Insurance to include Fitness Tracker

About the Job

This individual will be responsible for the planning, analysis, evaluation, design and coordination responsibilities for municipal water and wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, water distribution system improvements and other “wet utility” operations

Water/Wastewater Engineer Mission: To serve a critical role for rural and underprivileged communities through the design of water, wastewater, drainage, or roadway infrastructure projects to meet critical infrastructure needs.

At a minimum, a B.S. Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering is required, with preferred work or practical experience in areas related to design of civil engineering, water and wastewater infrastructure.

Water/Wastewater Engineer Expectations:

  • You’ll be responsible for planning, analysis, evaluation, design, and coordination for small projects, or as part of a team on larger projects, such as municipal water and wastewater treatment, wastewater collection system replacement, water distribution system improvements, drainage and roadway design, etc.
  • You’ll use your communication skills to correspond with small communities to obtain data and write about the findings in a way that is clearly understood by all
  • You’ll convey findings, typically through public speaking, at Town Board meetings.
  • You will be involved in the analysis of pipe hydraulics, pump system design, equipment selection, and alternative evaluations on various projects.
  • Must be willing to take on a variety of tasks over and above your job description to serve our small town clients with a variety of infrastructure related challenges
  • Facilitate communication between all stakeholders, before, during, and after construction
  • Responsibility for permitting will be on your shoulders; you will be walking through the permitting process at every stage to ensure the project has received all necessary clearances

Water/Wastewater Engineer Skills and Experience:

We’re flexible on the number of years of previous experience for this role. We highly favor talent and interest. Some candidates may see this list and feel discouraged because they don’t match all the items. Please apply anyway: there’s a good chance you’re more wonderful than you think you are.

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in water resources
  • Licensed as a professional engineer in the State of Colorado or eligible to be licensed through application by reciprocity within no less than 6 months
  • Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Must be self-motivated and excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Have the ability to work with and mentor others
  • Experience in the design of complex water and wastewater projects

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Application Question(s):

  • Are you aware that the position is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The position is NOT a remote position. Prospective hires must live and be authorized to work in the United States. GMS, Inc. will not sponsor applicants for work visas.


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • AutoCAD Civil 3D: 5 years (Preferred)
  • designing complex water and wastewater projects: 5 years (Preferred)
  • water/wastewater resources: 5 years (Required)


  • Professional Engineer License (Required)

Work Location: In person

Water/Wastewater Engineer
GMS, Inc.

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