Project Engineer

Salary: $82,500- $125,000
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted July 10, 2024

The Project Engineer is a high-level, public-facing, leadership position within the Town of Avon that is responsible for performing complex technical, managerial, and administrative work related to public infrastructure, public and private construction, and engineering matters concerning all aspects of the Town of Avon. The Project Engineer participants with Avon’s Leadership Team to implement the Town of Avon’s goals, including the delivery of capital improvement projects on a cost-effective basis, oversight of private construction, effective public communication and transparency, and implementation of climate action strategies



1. Provides technical review of proposed site development plans for conformance with grading, drainage and other site design criteria as set forth in the Avon Municipal Code and other applicable codes

2. Provides technical review of development applications, including prelinary plan and final plat subdivision review, condominium review, retaining walls, driveway access, road access, transportation improvements, improvements to public right-of-ways, and other public infrastructure and public facilities

3. Provides engineering technical assistance and support to other Departments

4. Provides technical assistance in the review of permit applications for work within Public Rights-of-Way and monitoring of construction for conformance with Public Right-of-Way Permit conditions

5. Monitor and implement innovation in construction techniques, including networking with peers in the industry to employ state-of-art practices in project bidding, procuring, and construction

6. Assists in the preparation of annual Capital Improvement and Department budgets

7. Administers consultant contracts, including preparing requests for proposals, reviewing and interviewing respondents, negotiating scope of work and contract terms, and overseeing contract performance

8. May be assigned duties to coordinate, cooperate, and collaborate with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on transportation projects and regional groups

9. Provides access to and assists with public record requests related to the Engineering Division


Benefits for full-time employees include:

  • Retirement match of 11%
  • Life insurance
  • Avon Recreation Center family membership
  • Health, Rx, vision, and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays

Avon is a vibrant, year-round mountain resort community with an unpretentious, small-town feel. It serves as both a destination and a comfortable place to call home, where visitors and residents alike can enjoy living, working, and playing in a spectacular outdoor setting.

The Town of Avon is responsible for much of what goes on in this one-of-a-kind town. Whether it’s fixing a pothole, hosting an event in picturesque Nottingham park, teaching swim lessons in our 40,000 sq. ft., full-service Recreation Center, or providing police services, our team is behind it. Whether you’re looking for a full-time career or a seasonal part-time job, the Town of Avon is a great place to work and grow. We offer a wide variety of positions, fantastic locations, supportive leadership, and excellent benefits. 


Town Employees provide excellent public service to the Avon community through a shared commitment to the core values of the Town of Avon Culture Statement.


Public Service: We are committed to an effective, community-focused organization that passionately engages and serves our residents, property owners, businesses, and guests.

Openness: We are open, transparent, complete, objective and respectful of opposing views with all Town officials and with the public in our decisions and actions.

Leadership: We perform our work with commitment, passion, collaboration, fairness, honesty and courage to elevate our performance, the performance of our co-workers, and the character of our community.

Integrity: We are professional, ethical, responsible and accountable in our decisions and actions.

Stewardship: We are custodians and stewards of the Town’s financial, physical, environmental and natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Pet Friendly
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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