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Civil Engineer II

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Position Information

Position Number
Position Title Civil Engineer II
Base Location City Hall
Department Engineering
Job Open Date 06/13/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Position Details

Position Summary

Unique opportunity to work for a thriving community in the Western Suburbs. This is a professional civil engineering position overseeing private and public construction projects within the City. Analyzes and interprets complex engineering construction and planning documents for compliance with City requirements. The position encompasses design/construction of private development, public works and utility projects. Provides information assistance to the public and staff regarding City standards and policies. Work is performed under the direction of the City Engineer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents within this classification. Incumbents are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance on the job are not routinely listed in the job descriptions, but are an essential function.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Reviews site plans by developers and builders on private construction projects.
• Ensures that all storm water detention, best management practices and erosion control requirements are met.
• Reviews drainage plans, site plans for conformance to current standards and DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Floodplain Ordinance.
• Reviews and interprets floodplain maps, issues letters of determination and works with DuPage County staff to revise floodplain maps as needed.
• Designs, prepares and evaluates preliminary and final plans and specifications for a variety of public works, building, roadway, traffic, utility infrastructure, maintenance, retrofitting and new construction projects.
• Performs project resident engineering oversight on various construction projects; coordinates daily activities, ensures compliance with plans and specifications, administers contracts, documents work performed, and measures quantities.
• Conducts feasibility and cost studies; recommends alternative approaches, including the use of contract services and the incorporation of new methods and materials.
• Confers with and may direct the work of, on a specific project, City staff as required.
• Reviews and evaluates parcel maps, records of survey, subdivision and construction plans and other documents submitted by the public; provides engineering design and code information and ensures that designs meet accepted industry and legal standards.
• Conducts research studies and prepares reports and recommendations regarding land use, building and facility design, transportation, housing, redevelopment, and a variety of engineering-related community service needs.
• Conducts field surveys and investigations related to engineering projects or requests.
• Develops engineering solutions to complex problems related to such areas as bridges, storm or sanitary sewers, roadways, water systems, flood control systems, and office or facility design and retrofitting.
• Prepares project designs, cost estimates, specifications and project schedules.
• Participates in writing requests for proposal and contract specifications for design and construction services; participates in the selection of contractors and administers professional service contracts.
• Ensures that codes and standards are met in assigned projects.
• Administers contracts with and confers with consultants, engineers, architects and/or construction contractors; schedules projects; provides technical oversight, inspects work in progress and ensures that all work complies with contract specifications and applicable codes and standards.
• Reviews and authorizes requests for payment and change orders; tracks and documents project and/or program costs.
• Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Engineering Division’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
• Maintains accurate records and prepares a variety of periodic and special reports.
• Drives a motor vehicle in order to drive to project sites and meetings.
• Monitors developments in equipment, materials and techniques in the engineering design and construction field.
• Makes presentations before various advisory committees, legislative, regulatory and community groups; oversees the best interests of the City in negotiations with others to provide services or take action supportive to the City.
• Confers with members of other departments regarding departmental or City-wide requirements and solutions; facilitates the resolution of problems and the development of coordinated policies.
• Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

Critical Mental/Physical Requirements

Required Knowledge:
• Engineering objectives, principles, procedures, standards, practices and information sources.
• Public works, facility and/or building design and construction principles, methods and materials.
• Applicable laws, codes and regulations.
• Project design and management principles and techniques.
• Statistical analysis and mathematical concepts related to the engineering process.
• Terminology, symbols, methods, techniques and instruments used in engineering graphics and drafting.
• Principles and practices of materials and soils analysis and grading.
• Engineering mathematics.
• Business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials.
• Record keeping principles and practices.
• Safety principles and practices related to the work.
• Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Techniques for dealing with the public, in person and over the telephone.

Required Skills:
• Researching, analyzing, and summarizing engineering data both manually and with computer applications.
• Interpreting maps, plans and specifications, graphs and statistical data.
• Making complex engineering calculations quickly and accurately.
• Preparing clear, concise and complete technical documents, reports, correspondence and other written materials.
• Exercising sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Working without close supervision in standard work situations.
• Understanding and applying federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards pertaining to engineering and construction.
• Performing technical, detailed engineering design, computer modeling and related project development.
• Representing the City effectively in meetings with developers, contractors, representatives of business, community and professional groups and the public.
• Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work.

Mobility to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment, operate surveying equipment in the field, and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

Position Qualifications/Experience

Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
• Minimum four (4) years of progressive, professional engineering design and project management experience.
• Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois or other state or the ability to obtain within 6 months.
• Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office. AutoCAD experience a plus.
• Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications
• Work experience in a municipal environment.
• Prior plan review experience.
• Prior construction oversight experience.
• Prior drainage investigation experience.
• Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager (C.F.M.)
• Working knowledge of the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office and field setting. Agility to navigate construction sites safely. Work is subject to performance under adverse environmental conditions, exposure to intense noise, fumes and traffic.

Requirements
Wage Wage: $85,000 +/- DOQ.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Do you meet this minimum requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * This position requires four (4) years of progressive, professional engineering design and project management experience. Do you meet this minimum requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * A required license for this position is registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois or other state. In what state(s) do you have a Professional Engineer License?
    • Illinois
    • Other states (not Illinois)
    • I am not registered as a Professional Engineer
  4. * A preferred requirement of this position is prior work experience in a municipal environment. Do you have prior work experience in a municipal environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If applicable, do you have the ability to obtain registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois within 6 months?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. If applicable, briefly describe your work experience in a municipal environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * A preferred requirement of this position is prior plan review experience. Do you have prior plan review experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. If applicable, briefly describe your prior plan review experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * A preferred requirement of this position is prior construction oversight experience. Do you meet this preferred requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. If applicable, briefly describe your construction oversight work experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your experience in design and construction inspection of capital improvement projects including watermain, roadway, sewer, and other projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * A preferred requirement of this position is prior drainage investigation experience. Do you meet this preferred requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. If applicable, briefly describe your drainage investigation experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * A preferred required for this position is registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager (C.F.M). Have you obtained registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * A preferred requirement of this position is working knowledge of the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance. Do you have working knowledge of the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. If applicable, briefly describe your working knowledge of the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance.

    (Open Ended Question)