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Village of Schaumburg, Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer (Community Development)


Human Resources Department

101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193


The Village of Schaumburg is a thriving community of 78,732 residents located 12 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and approximately 26 miles northwest of Chicago. Not only is Schaumburg the twelfth-largest community in the State of Illinois, but it is also home to the second-largest concentration of retail, office, and commercial activity. Notable village distinctions include being named one of the “Top Ten Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine; being ranked No. 5 overall in WalletHub’s “Best Illinois Cities for Jobs”; and receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting for the seventh consecutive year.

The village employs approximately 600 employees in 12 departments, including police, fire, engineering and public works, communications, community development, cultural services, economic development, finance, general government, human resources, information technology, and transportation. Our employees work to serve the residents and strive to make Schaumburg the best community it can be.



Civil Engineer (Community Development) with an online application deadline of 07/03/2022.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.


STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $75,253.00 – $92,196.00 annually dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is $75,253.00 – $109,139.00


Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.



This position performs technical review of engineering design for development projects.  Responsibilities include participation in the Project Review Group multi-department development review process, evaluating development proposals to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances, providing technical advice to boards and commissions on subdivision and development engineering related items, and performing other duties of considerable difficulty involving regulatory engineering issues and functions. 

The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong work ethic and will need to effectively and clearly communicate to a full range of people.  We are looking to add a team member capable of managing and prioritizing multiple tasks and responsibilities with thoroughness and accuracy and be able to problem-solve efficiently.


JOB DUTIES:1.    Reviews subdivision and land development engineering plans to ensure compliance with Village standards, as well as all appropriate village codes and ordinances.2.    Prepares written recommendations regarding development proposals including but not limited to; development plan reviews, planned unit developments, and other land development proposals.3.    Reviews revised drawings from developers to assure compliance with Village standards.4.    Participates in the Project Review Group multi-department development review process.5.    Works closely with other departments to coordinate the review and/or design process for new projects and often suggests ways to improve site plans.6.    Assists residents by answering questions and resolving complaints associated with land development permits, site construction, and drainage.7.    Drafts changes to village codes to reflect current practices or make recommendations to other staff members for possible updates to village code.8.    Represents the Village of Schaumburg in a professional manner with the development community.9.    Coordinates engineering reviews by consultants who provide development review services for development proposals.10.    Performs other duties as assigned.

Represents the Village in dealings with other agencies, special interest groups and the general public.


QUALIFICATIONS:1.    Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.2.    A minimum of two years of significant experience in regulatory engineering with a municipal government or with a private engineering firm.3.    Registered Professional Engineer in Training (EIT) with the State of Illinois. Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) with the State of Illinois preferred.4.    Possession of a valid driver’s license.5.    Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or within the first six months of employment.

Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and land surveying.  Ability to master appropriate codes and ordinances in a short period of time.  Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.   Ability to establish good working relationships with other employees, public and Village officials, contractors, private sector engineers, and the general public.  Strong project management skills, time management, the ability to exercise good judgment and work independently.  Ability to interpret engineering, architectural, landscape and site plans/drawings.  Working knowledge of construction methods, materials, and specifications for public improvements. Working knowledge of engineering rules and regulations, policies and procedures and applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances.  Possess effective conflict resolution skills.


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:1.    Conducting site visits to private properties and construction sites.2.    Necessity to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.3.    Prolonged periods of concentration such as proof reading, figure work, drawing, reading, site plans, etc.4.    Capable of operating instruments, tools, and equipment that are job related and/or as directed.5.    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with continuous interruptions and function effectively under stress.6.    Ability to drive a personal vehicle to and from inspection sites.


The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package which includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.



Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.




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