City Engineer-City of Rockford
Rockford, IL (150,000) The city of Rockford is seeking an experienced, progressive, professional engineer to serve as its next City Engineer. The third largest city in the state, Rockford is located in north central Illinois, 60 miles northwest of Chicago near the Illinois/Wisconsin state line. Rockford operates under a Mayor/Alderman form of government with a full time City Administrator. The City Engineer reports to the Director of Public Works and directs a division of 26 employees which includes four professional engineers, project managers, an Engineering Operations Manager and other technical staff. Please note the following about this opportunity:
„« The City Engineer is responsible for all capital construction with oversight over infrastructure projects including streets and highways, bridges, storm sewer and water utility improvements. This includes collaboration with relevant federal, state and local agencies and knowledge of funding mechanisms for these capital projects.
„« The City Engineer is a key member of the Cityˇ¦s development team, working closely with the Director and other senior staff members on development proposals as they impact the Cityˇ¦s current and future infrastructure. The City has a number of exciting economic development projects planned and underway.
„« As the lead professional engineer for the City of Rockford, the City Engineer will make presentations before the City Council and at various neighborhood and other public meetings as needed.
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and also possess a professional engineerˇ¦s license with the State of IL, or if licensed in another state, have the ability to acquire a State of IL license within one (1) year of hire. Candidates must have 8 years increasingly responsible civil engineering experience, preferably at the local government level, of which 3 years in a supervisory/managerial capacity. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training may be substituted for the required experience. The successful candidate will be a highly collaborative, experienced executive with a proven track record in CIP budgeting, administration and creative problem solving. Candidates must possess the ability to work closely with elected and appointed officials as well as with other department heads on any issues impacting the Cityˇ¦s infrastructure. The starting salary range is $92,000 - $112,000 DOQ. Residency within Winnebago County or within 15 miles of the Rockford Public Safety building within one year is required. Apply at once at www.GovHRJobs.com with resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references the attention of Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHRUSA 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL. Electronic submission required.
Assistant County Engineer for Program Development
SANGAMON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT COUNTY ENGINEER FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
APPROVED BY: Brian R. Davis, P.E. DATE: October 15, 2010
REVISED: November 22, 2017
PURPOSE: This position shall assist the County Engineer in the everyday functions of the County Highway Department and perform such other duties as may be assigned and/or required.
SCHEDULE: Normal working hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday; however, the incumbent is on call on a 24 hours basis, seven days per week.
LABOR UNION: No
BUDGET IMPACT: Pay Grade 18A - Salary range: $79,485 to $111,276 (FY18)
REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES: This position reports to and works directly with the Sangamon County Engineer. Reporting directly to this position are:
Engineering Assistant (Technician) – who has the responsibility to assist in the everyday technical problems for the accomplishment of the County and Township's improvement projects as well as software and equipment needs of the Highway Department. This position reports to and works directly with the Assistant County Engineer for Program Development, Assistant County Engineer for Construction and Operations and/or the Senior Resident Engineer.
Subdivision Township Highway Coordinator – who has the responsibility to assist the Township Road Commissioners in the planning, design, land acquisition, bid letting and utility coordination activities. Additional duties include the review of subdivision location and sketch maps and inspection duties within county subdivisions. This position reports to and works directly with the Assistant County Engineer for Program Development.
Seasonal Technical Staff (up to 4) - that assist with inspection, surveying and layout of projects on the county and township system.
Indirect reporting includes a Manager, Fiscal Operations who with a staff of one completes all bookkeeping and secretarial duties for the department.
ACTIVITIES: The Assistant County Engineer for Program Development will direct and manage program development of all capital improvement programs, including planning, programming, Phase I and Phase II engineering, land acquisition, permitting, finance and budgeting for the County Highway Department. This includes, but is not limited to:
1. Pay, review and file all invoices associated with Township MFT Funds, County Bridge Funds, and State Township Bridge Funds monthly.
2. Prepare project proposals and plans for lettings after review by IDOT.
3. Conduct site visits with consultants assigned to planning and design projects.
4. Conduct project/plan review and oversee all design projects.
5. Hold bid lettings and prepares necessary documentation for approval and execution by the county board.
6. Coordinate, track and negotiate right-of-way needs of the County Highway Department.
7. Coordinate and prepare permits for utilities within right-of-way and over sized loads.
8. Create and oversee the maintenance of a section list for all projects in the county.
9. Prepare invoices for presentation to Townships, City or the State for their participation in our projects.
10. Coordinate, update and implement the County Sign Inventory System.
11. Assist the County Engineer in the preparation and tracking of the annual budget.
In addition, and during the absence of the County Engineer, the incumbent will act on the County Engineer's behalf in those matters which are a necessity.
REQUIRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: The incumbent will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and shall be a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. In addition, a minimum of 10 years experience in the construction, design, or maintenance of highways, with 5 years in project management and/or supervisory capacity is desired.
COMMUNICATIONS: The incumbent will work with the following individuals, agencies or departments on matters in connection with and concerning County and Township's improvement projects:
1. Federal, State, Township and Local Officials
2. Consultants, Contractors and Developers
3. General Public
The incumbent will keep the County Engineer informed as to progress and problems of such matters concerning the County and Townships' improvement projects.
DEPARTMENT: Highway Department
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time; salary exempt
BASIC FUNCTION: Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and manages the various activities of the County Highway Department which includes highway and bridge design, construction, and maintenance. Advises township highway commissioners in regards to the maintenance of their roads and bridges.
Prepares and presents the Highway Department budget to the County Highway and Transit Committee and Finance Committee. Overseas the expenditure of budgetary and grant funds. Seeks funding for projects from funding agencies.
Manages civil engineer, engineering technician, office manage and maintenance supervisor. Maintenance supervisor oversees a staff of maintainers. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the County's policies and applicable laws.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Illinois Professional Engineering License and two years of experience in civil and highway engineering.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS: Six years of experience in civil and highway engineering, working knowledge of IDOT policies and procedures, and budgeting experience. Candidate must be able to pass IDOT examination for County Engineer position and have a valid driver’s license.
STARTING SALARY: $107,920.00
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Any qualified applicant with a disability and requiring reasonable assistance or accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify the HR Department.
TO APPLY: Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the position in order to be considered.
Send application, cover letter and resume with salary requirements to HR@grundyco.org with “County Engineer” in the subject line.
Applications can be found at www.grundyco.org under Human Resources and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Grundy County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will give consideration to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, order of protection status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service as those terms are defined in Section 1-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/1-103).
Civil Engineer Technician
County of Grundy--Job Posting
Date of Posting: May 14, 2018
Applications Accepted Until: Posted until filed
Job Title: Civil Engineering Technician
Employee Status: Full-Time, 40 Hours/wk, Exempt
Union Affiliation: N/A
Pay range: $45,000-$55,000
Responsible for preparing drawings and specifications for county and township road and bridge construction projects. Supervise and inspect construction of county and township road projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Prepare contract documents utilizing Word and Excel for county and township road and bridge construction projects.
• Inspect road and bridge work performed by contractors for compliance with plans and specifications.
• Measure constructed quantities, prepare pay estimates and necessary documentation as related to construction projects.
• Correspond with township highway commissioners and contractors in person and through letters and email.
• Reports directly to the County Engineer.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
• Minimum 2 year of construction/highway experience.
• Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe.
• Valid Driver’s License required.
• Have ability to add subtract, multiple and divide in units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Compute rate, ratio, percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
• Must speak and write in English fluently.
• Must have good communication skills with others both verbal and written.
• Able to work with elected officials, other public agency officials, and contractors.
• Handle administrating multiple projects at the same time.
• Willing to learn additional skills as required for the position.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
• Ability to access problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
1. Associates degree or equal in engineering or engineering related field.
2. 3+ years of construction/highway experience
3. IDOT or other local agency highway experience
4. Ability to read and interpret construction drawings
5. Ability to create construction drawings using AutoCad
6. Knowledge of typical road and bridge construction practices
7. Construction site layout experience
8. Knowledge of construction site safety
9. Basic understanding of IDOT design policies and standards
10. Other IDOT Certification – (concrete testing, bridge inspection, asphalt testing and/or inspection, etc.)
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to walk across rough terrain. Must be able to walk up and down steep slopes. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
Any qualified applicant with a disability and requiring reasonable assistance or accommodation to the application and/or inter- view process should notify the HR Department.
TO APPLY: Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the position in order to be considered.
Send resume and salary requirements to HR@grundyco.org with “Civil Engineering Technician” in the subject of the email, or mail to Grundy County Administration, 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450.
No phone calls please.