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Village of Winnetka, Civil Engineer

The Civil Engineer provides technical expertise, as well as direct administrative and professional support to the Director of Engineering and Assistant Village Engineer and performs the day-to-day engineering activities of the Engineering Department including engineering and inspection of capital improvement projects, residential inspections, building permit plan reviews.  This position regularly responds to inquiries and investigates complaints of engineering matters including streets, sidewalks, sewers, drainage, building construction, subdivisions, flood hazard areas, traffic, and parking.


Essential Functions

  • Provides construction oversite for the annual capital improvement projects as well as other Village construction projects.
  • Prepare engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, feasibility reports, and documentation for capital and public improvement projects including the Villages annual street rehabilitation program, parking lot reconstruction, and storm, sanitary and water main improvements.
  • Manage the Village’s annual sidewalk improvement program; maintain inspection reports and respond inquiries related to street and sidewalks.
  • Perform construction contract administration, including quantity documentation, monitoring project budgets and expenditures, and preparing payments to contractors.
  • Review plans, and calculations, conduct site inspections, and assist engineers, builders, residents, and architects through the permitting process; recommend necessary field engineering changes; monitor to ensure proper federal, state, and local requirements have been met.
  • Maintain Village maps, sewer utility atlases, and other engineering documents and records.
  • Review contract proposals and recommend contract awards.
  • Assist in the development of Capital Improvement Budgets.
  • Perform traffic studies, reports and recommendations as needed.
  • Assist in managing and applying for permits, collect and compile data, prepare reports.
  • Coordinate and work with other Village Departments, divisions, and extra-jurisdictional agencies including MWRD, IEPA, FEMA, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), and Cook County as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Five (3) to eight (5) years’ experience in civil engineering in municipal or public works fields.
  • State of Illinois certification as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain within twenty-four (24) months of hire.
  • Possess or obtain Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM) certification through the Illinois Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM) within twelve (12) months of hire.


Work activities are mostly conducted in a climate-controlled open office environment and noise levels are usually quiet.  Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of land use developments, construction sites or Public Works facilities.


The weekly work schedule is normally 40 hours in duration, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., but may be altered or extended in the event of emergency, personnel shortage or workload. Position requires occasional evening meetings.


Salary Range:  $83,629 – $125,447 annual (DOQ), plus excellent benefits.


Position is Open Until Filled. 


Submit application, resume, and cover letter online at


For questions or assistance, please contact Ann Eriksson, Human Resources Manager, at (847) 716-3546 or


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