Join Our Team

We consider applications for all levels of engineers, surveyors, and AutoCAD technicians that have the desire to provide quality service, enjoy working in a team atmosphere, and want to be a part of a company that finds as much value in their employees as they do their clients.

At SGM, we are a company that believes in fostering personal growth, encourages collaboration, and offers merits for a job well done. We offer a competitive pay scale, vacation time, health care coverage, and other reward programs to our staff.

SGM is a thriving full-service civil engineering, consulting, and surveying firm headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  SGM currently employs over 100 people in various positions. We love where we live, work, and play. We are nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Western Colorado. SGM’s success is built upon strong long-standing relationships with a solid base of municipal, special district, state and federal government, and private sector clients. SGM delivers responsive service and high-quality solutions in the areas of water and wastewater, water resources, transportation, structural, municipal, and civil/site development engineering. SGM also boasts a full-service land surveying practice and an MEP Team, delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting services. SGM is headquartered in Glenwood Springs, with additional offices in Aspen, Salida, Durango, Gunnison, Grand Junction, and Meeker.

As an equal opportunity employer, SGM realizes that a diverse group of employees will bring a broader range of ideas and a stronger vision to the world of engineering, consulting, and surveying.

Positions to Fill

Drinking Water Engineer - Glenwood Springs

SGM is seeking a full-time, mid- to senior-level engineer to lead SGM’s drinking water-focused team in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This position requires a degree in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering and at least ten years of experience in drinking water quality and treatment and/or water distribution modeling. Overall responsibilities will include providing technical leadership and project management for drinking water projects, mentoring and supervising junior engineers, and fostering strong client relationships and developing new business. Preferred technical skills/experience includes raw water supply evaluations; drinking water regulations consulting; pumping and treatment system testing, evaluation and design; preparation of drawings, specifications and contract documents; construction contract administration; facility and water system master planning; and hydraulic engineering and water distribution modeling. The successful candidate is expected to be a team player and have strong communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of consulting engineering experience in:
    • Water / wastewater facilities design and planning projects
    • Water/wastewater operations and startup
    • Hydraulic engineering and water distribution network modeling
    • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulations-related consulting.
  • Current Colorado PE license in civil engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience as a lead client service / relationship manager, specifically with municipal / special district clients
    • Excellent client service skills
    • Pursued and won projects through existing client relationships, strategic business development efforts, and/or responding to project RFPs
    • Successful track record of developing new business
  • 3+ years of direct staff supervision experience
    • Demonstrated experience in managing younger staff on technical project assignments
    • Responsibility for direct employee supervision, performance management and professional development
    • Manage team workload and staffing levels
  • 5+ years of project management experience with strong performance record
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and effectively manage scope, schedule, and budget of projects with engineering fees greater than $200K.
    • Ability to coordinate the efforts of multidisciplinary project teams
  • Self-starting, motivated, and positive attitude; ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong desire to live, work, and play in western Colorado

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of consulting engineering experience
  • Integrated (or “alternative”) project delivery experience – CMAR, DB, DBO, PPP
  • Construction project administration and oversight experience
  • WTF/WWTF Operators License
  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or related field
  • Municipal engineering experience
  • Experience authoring technical articles and delivering conference presentations
  • Active member of relevant professional organizations
  • Demonstrated initiative and participation in community involvement and outreach
  • Software experience / proficiency
    • AutoCAD, esp. Civil 3D and Autodesk Plant 3D
    • Water distribution network hydraulic modeling (Innovyze, Bentley)
    • Biological process modeling software (Biowin)
  • Water/wastewater facilities-related permitting

 

Structural Engineer - Grand Junction

SGM is currently seeking a Structural Engineer with 4-6 years of experience for our Grand Junction, CO office.  The position is full time.  This position requires a BS in Civil Engineering.

Minimum qualifications for the successful candidate are:

  • Strong desire to live, work and play in Western Colorado
  • Eagerness to learn the structural engineering discipline as part of an interdisciplinary project team on a broad range of project types
  • Experience with structural analysis and design software, as well as CADD
  • Experience in structural analysis, design and detailing of steel, timber and concrete members
  • Organized, fast learner and interested in detail
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering
  • Engineer Intern (EI) enrollment with desire to obtain PE License, or current Colorado PE
  • Familiarity with IBC and/or AASHTO design codes
  • Experience in preparing structural design calculations, structural drafting, quantity calculations, and preparation of construction cost estimates
  • Experience in structural analysis, design and detailing of masonry and timber members
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Office
  • Experience with construction projects

 

Civil Engineer - Grand Junction

SGM is currently seeking a Civil Engineer with 4-6 years of experience for our Grand Junction, CO office to:

  • Forward SGM’s mission to make its clients successful by developing and delivering practical, innovative solutions
  • Provide industry leading engineering services
  • Adeptly manage projects
  • Build and maintain long-term client relationships

Minimum qualifications for the successful candidate are:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Strong desire to live, work, and play in Western Colorado
  • EI Certification or ability to obtain in first year of employment
  • Experience preparing specifications and cost estimates
  • Experience supporting projects during the construction phase
  • Experience in road and site design
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Valid Colorado Driver License
  • Organized, fast learner and interested in detail

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • 1 –4 years of consulting engineering experience
  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or related field
  • Design of small water and wastewater treatment systems (<10,000-gpd)
  • Active member of relevant professional organizations
  • Software experience / proficiency
    • AutoCAD, esp. Civil 3D, Revit
    • Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA)
    • QGIS, AutoCAD MAP
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

 

General Civil Engineer - Durango

Our Durango office is currently seeking a General Civil Engineer. This is a position in a small office operating within a growing market and affords room for rapid advancement of high-performing individuals eager for a challenge.

Position Description

This position requires a BS in Civil Engineering or related field with a current Colorado PE license or the ability to obtain one in a short period of time.  The successful candidate must be a well-rounded engineer who has experience in most aspects of:

  • land development and the application review process
  • civil engineering including drainage analysis and design, site design and grading, streetscapes, permitting, etc.
  • water and wastewater systems and other utilities such as electric, stormwater and more
  • road and trail design and construction
  • capital improvement planning, budgeting, and municipal financing
  • construction administration and project delivery

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong desire to live, work, and play in Western Colorado
  • 8+ years of progressive experience providing civil engineering services for municipal and development  projects
  • 2+ years of direct staff supervision experience
  • Experience preparing engineering drawings, specifications and cost estimates
  • Experience supporting projects during the construction phase
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Project management experience with strong performance record
  • AutoCAD/Civil 3D, Microsoft Office, and other industry standard software proficiency
  • Excellent client service skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience as a lead client service/relationship manager
  • Desire to mentor entry-level engineers
  • traffic engineering experience
  • Track record of successfully developing new business
  • Experience with engineering issues facing rural and resort communities
  • Active member of relevant professional organization

 

Municipal Engineer - Glenwood Springs

SGM is currently seeking a Municipal Engineering Team Leader for our Glenwood Springs office. The roles and responsibilities of a consulting municipal engineer vary depending on the type of client they are representing. Most importantly he or she must be a well-rounded engineer who has experience in most if not all aspects of municipal engineering including but not limited to:

  • land development and the application review process
  • civil engineering including drainage analysis and design, site design and grading, streetscapes, permitting, etc.
  • water and wastewater systems and potentially other utilities such as electric, stormwater and more
  • road and trail design and construction
  • capital improvement planning, budgeting, and municipal financing
  • traffic engineering
  • asset management and the maintenance and operation of facilities, parks, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Senior level experience in municipal engineering or a related engineering field, including project management experience with a strong performance record
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including public speaking and the ability to appropriately gauge the needs of the situation and adapt the communication style accordingly
  • Excellent client service skills with increasing experience as a lead client service/relationship manager, especially with municipal / special district clients
  • Ability to evaluate, plan, direct, manage, communicate, engage and oversee projects with varying degree of complexity
  • Interest in and track record of successfully developing new business
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred; must have natural leadership skills and a desire to mentor and build a team
  • Current Colorado PE license in civil engineering
  • Proficiency with and a good working knowledge of AutoCAD/Civil 3D, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) preferred
  • Strong desire to live, work, and play in western Colorado

 

Civil CAD Designer - Glenwood Springs

SGM seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Glenwood Springs, CO staff as a CAD Designer as part of our Civil Services Sector. The successful candidate will bring strong capabilities and experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D (C3D) design for civil engineering projects.

This position includes C3D design work for projects related to land development, traffic/transportation, drainage, utility and water/wastewater systems for private and municipal clients. Typical projects will require the generation of construction plan sets in accordance with design and drafting standards of various review agencies. Typical elements of these projects include site layout, storm drainage, roads and pathways, grading plans, concrete and asphalt hardscape design including curb, gutter and sidewalks, utility infrastructure, water, sewer and storm sewer systems, and erosion and sediment control plans.

Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:

  • Prepare complete sets of civil construction drawings using C3D, including sheet setup, plans, profiles, notes and details,
  • Work with Engineers to design and layout a project using C3D upon receiving sufficient design information,
  • Manage digital files per company standards
  • Produce plans that conform to company design and drafting standards, minimizing QA/QC review time
  • Generate plans from scratch as well as handling redlines from engineers and project managers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong desire to live, work, and play in Western Colorado
  • 5 years of progressive experience with CAD drafting and design; minimum of 3 years of C3D design experience
  • Experience with alignments, surfaces, corridors and pipe networks
  • Knowledge of earthwork calculations
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team to successfully deliver projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; good communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to work independently when needed and be self-motivated
  • Experience providing CAD training and mentoring to co-workers

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with CDOT plan preparation and/or Microstation
  • Experience with BIM, Revit and other 3D building design software
  • Water/Wastewater treatment plant and piping design experience
  • Associates Degree in CAD and/or certification in Civil 3D is a plus

 

Civil CAD Drafter - Glenwood Springs

SGM seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Glenwood Springs, CO staff as a CAD Drafter as part of our Civil Services Sector. This position includes C3D work for projects related to land development, traffic/transportation, drainage, utility and water/wastewater systems for private and municipal clients. Typical projects will require the generation of construction plan sets in accordance with design and drafting standards of various review agencies. Typical elements of these projects include site layout, storm drainage, roads and pathways, grading plans, concrete and asphalt hardscape design including curb, gutter and sidewalks, utility infrastructure, water, sewer and storm sewer systems, and erosion and sediment control plans.

Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:

  • Prepare complete sets of civil construction drawings using C3D, including sheet setup, plans, profiles, notes and details,
  • Work with Engineers to design and layout a project using C3D upon receiving sufficient design information,
  • Manage digital files per company standards
  • Produce plans that conform to company design and drafting standards, minimizing QA/QC review time
  • Generate plans from scratch as well as handling redlines from engineers and project managers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong desire to live, work, and play in Western Colorado
  • Experience with CAD drafting and design; minimum of 3 years of C3D design experience
  • Experience with alignments, surfaces, corridors and pipe networks
  • Knowledge of earthwork calculations
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team to successfully deliver projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; good communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to work independently when needed and be self-motivated

 

Survey Party Chief - Glenwood Springs

Our Glenwood Springs, Colorado office is currently seeking an experienced Survey Party Chief. The successful candidate will possess strong technical skills and experience in the following areas:

Position Description

Projects include boundary, easement, right of ways,  surveys, GPS RTK and Static surveys, design surveys, aerial mapping and construction layouts.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with client, client’s representative and contractors
  • Supervise field survey team
  • Ensure team is properly equipped w/personal protection equipment and following safety protocol
  • Prepare field notes
  • Follow local state and federal survey regulations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of land surveying experience
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Physically capable of performing typical land surveying tasks including ability to carry 50+ lbs. of survey gear through mountainous terrain
  • Basic understanding of coordinate systems
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a crew
  • Motivated problem solver
  • Ability to work long hours when needed with occasional out of town travel
  • Strong desire to live, work, and play in Western Colorado

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Colorado LSI or PLS
  • Experience as a Party Chief
  • Civil 3D experience
  • GIS experience
  • Trimble software and hardware experience
  • Diverse surveying experience with GPS and conventional surveying equipment including boundary retracement, construction staking, topographic mapping, and legal description preparation

 

 

How to Apply

Step 1: Click Here to fill out our online Employment Application.

Step 2: Please direct all inquiries to our Human Resources Manager at:

118 West 6th St, Suite 200
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
human.resources@sgm-inc.com

SGM participates in the E-Verify program.

Please Note: If you don’t see a position listed that is an exact match for your skills and abilities, but feel like you have something to offer, please email your resume to human.resources@sgm-inc.com.

Benefits We Offer

In addition to living and playing in a beautiful mountain community, SGM employees enjoy a variety of benefits at work, including:

  • Medical/Prescription
  • Dental Insurance
  • Cafeteria plan
  • Holidays and vacation time
  • Sick leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Incentive compensation program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Life and short/long-term disability insurance
  • Educational opportunities – host forums and lunchtime seminars, send employees to classes, workshops, tuition reimbursement, etc.

Please note the items above are a list of benefits offered, but are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Lifestyles

If you thought a rewarding career and an active life in the mountains were mutually exclusive, think again.
SGM is a successful company of experienced engineers and surveyors who believe in integrity and professionalism. At SGM, our employees bring diversity and fresh ideas to our fast-paced environment, while striking a balance between their work and private lives. To encourage that healthy balance, SGM supports our employees’ interests outside of work. SGM sponsors many local events and organizations, and fields several teams in local adult athletic leagues. Each of our offices offers easy access to all of western Colorado’s recreational and cultural experiences.

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