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Village of Algonquin, Village Engineer

APPLICATION DEADLINE:       August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

HIRING RANGE:                        $122,020.08 –  $142,326.77, D.O.Q.

HOURS PER WEEK:                  40+ hours per week.  Attendance at night meetings, and occasional weekend hours may be required.

The Village of Algonquin, home to approximately 29,700 residents, is nestled in the Fox River Valley in both Kane and McHenry counties and is conveniently located 45 miles from the Chicago Loop.  The community provides residents and businesses an exceptional quality of life with recreational amenities, educational opportunities, and a mixture of numerous restaurants and shopping malls, which offer a variety of leisure time activities.  In addition to providing a friendly and safe community, Algonquin believes in providing residents leisure opportunities involving the great outdoors. In total, there are 21 parks conveniently located throughout the Village to ensure adequate access to parks.  Of special distinction, the Village continues to receive recognition for providing premier parks and trails for its residents as it has been named a “Tree City USA” for 25 consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation and has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 18th consecutive year for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

The Village employs approximately 185 employees in four major service areas: General Services Administration, Community Development, Police, and Public Works. Each of these departments is further delineated into specific divisions that provide public services.

Now seeking applicants for the position of:

Village Engineer for the Public Works Department

JOB SUMMARY:  This position manages the engineering functions including plan reviews, document preparation and review, field observations, construction inspections, consultant management, project management, and carries out public relations activities related to public engineering projects.  For the complete job advertisement, please click here.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management, or a related field, is required.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in the field of engineering, such as with a municipal engineering department, a contractor or consultant specializing in engineering design for public works improvement and land development, or a related field is required.
  • Experience in drafting, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and civil engineering desired, but not required.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois preferred, but not required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred.

Considerable knowledge of civil engineering and construction principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.  Thorough knowledge of applicable municipal policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities.  Ability to prepare, organize and maintain engineering field and office data, reports and systems.  Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, Village officials and the general public.  Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions.  Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.  Must ensure best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers.


The Village of Algonquin has a competitive benefit package which currently includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, and life insurance as well as flexible spending accounts; a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, a deferred compensation 457 plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid personal time, sick leave, and more.


Interested candidates are required to complete both pages of our employment application in its entirety and submit it along with a resume via email to  Mailed or dropped off applications and resumes will not be accepted.

The Village of Algonquin is an equal opportunity employer.

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