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City of Rolling Meadows, Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer

The City of Rolling Meadows is a dynamic and forward-thinking organization serving an energetic, friendly and diverse community of over 24,000 residents. The City is a full-service Home Rule municipality operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The community takes pride in its outstanding municipal services, educational systems, health and human care agencies, and recreational facilities. Rolling Meadows is located in the northwest suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area in the region known as the “Golden Corridor” at Interstate 90 and Illinois Route 53. The City features a wide array of commercial, industrial, and office businesses which provides for a stable economic base. The City is home to several large employers including Northrup Grumman and the global headquarters for Arthur J. Gallagher.

The City of Rolling Meadows is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer for the City of Rolling Meadows Public Works Department.  Job duties include:

  • Provide management oversight of work performed by professional and consultant staff to insure coordination and compliance with City and other mandated rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; ensure timely preparation and submittal of documents; coordinate activities with other City departments, outside agencies, and organizations.
  • Prepares requests for proposal and contract specifications for design and construction services; participates in the selection of contractors and administers professional service contracts.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of the relevant planning documents, such as the Comprehensive Plan, Strategic Plan, Capital Improvement Plan, and region-wide plans.   Develop recommendations to amend the plans as needed to promote the rational and orderly development of the City.
  • Perform the most complex and difficult work of staff responsible for providing engineering services to the City; review and check complex engineering designs, computations, plans, and studies; analyze unusual situations and resolve them through application of engineering principles and practices.
  • Provide technical assistance and information to other City departments and a variety of boards and committees; attend committee meetings as required.
  • Assist the Director in the assembly of Department’s annual operating and capital budget documents and monitoring of departmental expenditures by operating divisions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of a high school degree, with college or junior college undergraduate degree in civil engineering, or similar is required.  A master’s degree is preferred.
  • Certificate as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of Illinois.
  • Over five (5) years progressively responsible experience in a municipal public works, or civil engineering department, with an understanding of the various programs relating to general public works responsibilities, including streets, water, sewer, refuse, building and grounds, vehicle maintenance, and related disciplines, with at least five (5) years of experience in supervision.
  • Strong skills related to; communication, organization, management, and budget development and control.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to work and interact openly and effectively with all.
  • Possession of a valid Class D (or higher) State of Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Possession of NIMS Compliancy certifications, or consistent pursuit of certifications in these classes or future classes yet to be defined.

ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System; ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; ICS-300: Intermediate ICS; ICS-400: Advanced ICS; IS-700: National Incident Management System; IS-800: National Response Framework; IS-907: Active Shooter; ICS-100.PW: Introduction to Incident Command (Public Works); ICS-200: Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents; ICS 400: Advanced ICS Command and General Staff

For a full list of duties and qualifications please see the attached Job Description.

The City offers a competitive pay and benefits package including vacation and sick leave, along with health insurance and IMRF pension.

The salary range for the Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer is $126,695.86 to $158,620.00, with a starting salary DOQ.

Please submit your cover letter, application, and resume via email to Lisa Norton at  This posting is open until filled, with a first review of candidates to take place on May 31, 2024.

The City of Rolling Meadows is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a Drug-Free Work Place.


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