Careers at RFE

Careers at RFE

Civil Engineer III

Carbondale, CO

Basalt Vista affordable homes

Roaring Fork Engineering (RFE) is seeking a Civil Engineer III to join our team in Carbondale. The position is focused on land development, municipal infrastructure, transportation, water/wastewater, and water resource engineering.

All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please provide a cover letter with your resume. Must be authorized to work in the US.

Our Culture

Culture has a lot of definitions, but RFE views culture as how we get the everyday work done together. It’s a combination of our six core values and implicit office norms that our employees understand and follow. Our core values are excellence, integrity, teamwork, open-mindedness, transparency, and trustworthiness. We aspire to live by these values every day, and we strive to hire and retain people that align with our culture.  

RFE is an organization that believes in employee development throughout every step of their career. We meet with our employees every 90 days to review goals and address any issues or concerns. Outside of these 90-day check-ins we foster an environment where employees feel comfortable bringing up issues, concerns, or new goals and professional opportunities they want to achieve.

The Fun Stuff 

We’re a team that believes in working hard and playing harder. Our office, located in the picturesque Roaring Fork Valley, is just moments away from trails, slopes, and rivers for endless outdoor adventures. We’re pet-friendly and promote flexible schedules (including a ski pass) for those perfect powder days. Our team enjoys golfing days and Heli ski trips together every year. Despite our fast-paced environment, we prioritize maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Our Portfolio

Our services mainly cater to the Roaring Fork Valley, including Aspen, Snowmass, Carbondale, Basalt, and Glenwood Springs. However, our expertise also extends to other mountain communities in Colorado like Pagosa Springs, Telluride, and Vail. Our diverse clientele includes the City of Aspen, Habitat for Humanity, Aspen Skiing Company, Pitkin County, the Town of Carbondale, Basalt Sanitation District, and numerous architects and developers. Our award-winning work, such as the “Best Multi-family Home Design” awarded by Habitat for Humanity International for a 27-unit, net-zero housing project, has been featured in numerous publications.


We offer a competitive salary ranging from $73,000 to $95,000 dependent on relevant experience. After a 6-month probationary period, we offer comp time for hours worked over 40 per week. We also provide:

  • Eligibility for performance-based bonuses
  • Full coverage for health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with retirement match
  • Paid time off including sick days, vacation, two wellness days, and holidays
  • Paid training opportunities
  • An Aspen Ski Pass with a flexible schedule to make the most of it

Typical Responsibilities

  • Lead and perform the design of assigned civil engineering projects
  • Production of plans and specifications
  • Provide technical input to other projects within the firm
  • Proposal preparations and fee development
  • Typically will be working on multiple projects for multiple clients simultaneously
  • Create and monitor scope, schedules and budget for projects
  • Business development activities, including client management
  • Interact with other disciplines as needed
  • Possibly supervise other engineers and interns

Required skills & Qualifications

  • Has obtained a Civil Engineering degree
  • Has a PE license or eligibility within one year to take the PE exam
  • 6‐10 years’ experience preferably working in a consultant’s office
  • Proficient in Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Great interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with clients, regulatory agencies, and coworkers

Additional Desired Skills

  • Water resource experience in storm water management, low impact design, municipal water supply and irrigation. Utility design knowledge
  • Roaring Fork Valley experience
RFE team on a heliskiing trip


Include your resume and cover letter