• Civil Engineer Needed at City of Elgin

    Posted: 09/20/2022


    Performs intermediate professional work involved with the review, design, construction, inspection and maintenance of a variety of public works and utility facilities; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Public Works Director.  Supervision may be exercised over subordinate technical personnel.

    This is a class description and not an individualized job specification. The class description defines the general character and scope of duties, responsibilities, and requirements of all positions in one job classification, but is not totally restrictive or all inclusive.


    This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires standing, walking, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.


    General knowledge of modern principles and practices of civil and/or utilities engineering; general knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the construction and maintenance of public works or utility facilities; general knowledge of land and engineering survey systems, methods and techniques; general knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of engineering drafting; general knowledge of building codes enforcement procedures and techniques; ability to prepare technical reports in connection with municipal projects; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, municipal officials and the general public. Extensive and demonstrative knowledge of the use and application of MS Office Suite, electronic mail systems.


    Serves as the review/project engineer for both development and capital projects.

    Reviews subdivision, site and capital project construction plans and specifications for compliance with local ordinances, standards and specifications;

    Conducts site inspections of proposed projects;

    Provides guidance and assistance to construction inspectors;

    Prepares and maintains project documentation, records and files;

    Assists with annexation and other special projects;

    Provides contractors and general public with technical information relating to engineering projects;

    Makes adjustments to solve construction and material difficulties;

    Provides technical assistance to parties planning land improvement and construction activities;

    Provides plans, specifications and estimates for capital projects;

    Prepares bid documents for capital projects;

    Manages and oversees contractor's performing capital projects and maintains documentation for pay requests;

    Reviews and approves pay requests for contractors;

    Creates punch lists for capital project closeout and final payments;

    Performs related tasks as required.


    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in civil engineering or related field is required. Experience in professional engineering work with 1 to 3 years of experience in the planning, design, review and construction of public works improvements is required. While candidates with 3 to 5 years of experience are preferred, new graduates with a degree in Civil Engineering are encouraged to apply.


    Possession of Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (F.E.) certificate required within 24 months of hire; Professional Engineer license preferred. 

    Requires possession of a valid Illinois Driver's License.