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Village of Gurnee, Engineering Assistant

Village of Gurnee – Engineering Assistant

The Village of Gurnee seeks candidates for the position of Engineering Assistant.    This position is responsible for the application of technical engineering knowledge to public works projects.  Work includes performing site plan reviews, surveying, securing and maintaining compliance with approved plans and other regulations, and performing inspections.

General Position Responsibilities

Serves as a project coordinator in the planning, design, construction and inspection of a variety of public works projects; prepares preliminary cost estimates; prepares bid documents; follows the project from design to completion of construction.

Inspects public works and development work to assure that work is completed in compliance with the plans, standards, specifications, special requirements, codes and regulations.

Reviews and inspects work within the public right of way to ensure proper construction and restoration.

Performs installation and material inspections including grading; proof roll observation; concrete form and concrete material testing; storm, water, and sewer main installation & testing, sediment and erosion control inspections, and post installation material testing.

Acquires information related to municipal easements, municipal utility locations, and other items on properties in and around the Village for developers, contractors, residents, and other interested parties.

Conducts plan reviews; evaluates existing site conditions; surveys and analyzes data; researches related legal documents; prepares ‘as-built’ infrastructure records.

Maintains inspection files and reports; enters and updates inspection records using a desktop computer; prepares reports on daily, monthly and annual activitiesPerforms other related tasks and other duties as assigned.

General Minimum Requirements

Valid drivers’ license.

3 or more years’ comparable work experience.

Demonstration of the necessary knowledge and skills as required by this position.

60 hours college coursework or Associates degree in relevant curriculum such as civil engineering, construction management, surveying, or closely related field.

Experience with CAD/Microstation and GIS computer applications and GPS equipment is strongly desired.

Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered.


Pay Rate:  $32.56 / hour ($67,729 annual) – negotiable DOQ/E; full time position plus full benefits:  paid time off – vacation, holiday, personal time; paid sick leave and sick leave incentive programs; employer paid health / dental / life insurance plans; retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA); tuition reimbursement; clothing allowance.  Position covered under Local 150 Midwest Operating Engineers Union Contract.

Apply online at; apply by August 26, 2022.


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