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Lake County, Civil Engineer

Lake County Public Works is a sewer and water provider to 40% of Lake County residents and owns, operates and maintains more than 750 miles of pipe, three water reclamation facilities, more than 100 pump stations, an excess flow facility and a 1-mile long levee. This civil engineering position in Public Works will be to direct and perform a variety of complex engineering and project management assignments related to water distribution and sanitary sewer infrastructure.

Essential Functions:


  • Manage capital improvement projects including construction documents, bidding, construction oversight and project closeout.
  • Problem solve field construction issues with contractors and field technicians.
  • Manage and collaborate with design consultants for preliminary and final design, construction plans, specifications, budgets, review pay estimates and invoices.
  • Review development plans for sound engineering design and code conformances.
  • Perform technical work in connection with the investigation, review, planning, design, construction, and maintenance of new and rehabilitated Public Works infrastructure improvements.
  • Review plans for compliance with public works standards, coordinate design and construction for sewer and water capital improvement and maintenance projects.
  • Prepare fee calculations for connection of new customers.
  • Prepare bidding materials and specifications for the procurement of equipment, supplies, and certain contractual services.
  • Review system capacities for water systems, sewers and interceptors, and wastewater treatment works.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with employees, consultants, other agencies, and the general public.


Education and/or Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental, construction or municipal engineering.
  • 6 years of engineering experience; experience in design and construction administration is preferred, as is knowledge of public water supplies, sanitary sewer systems and/or water reclamation facilities.
  • EIT Certificate and PE certification.
  • Valid driver’s license supplemented by a satisfactory driving record.


To view full job description and to apply online, please visit: Principal Engineer | Job Details tab | Career Pages (


Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



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