City of Aurora

The City of Aurora is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Civil Engineer I in the Division of Engineering.

Under direction of the City Engineer or his/her designee, the civil engineer will apply principles of construction and mathematics in developing and/or reviewing engineering project plans and specifications. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: act as a project manager on assigned projects; Prepare engineering plans and specifications as well as cost and quantity estimates for public works projects; Develop construction layout and provide construction supervision of roadway, storm sewer, traffic signals, selected water main and sanitary sewer; Assist in various field studies by maintaining topographic notes and by leading survey crews; Provide quality assurance of public works projects by observing construction operations, performing materials testing, preparing inspec­tion reports and daily diary, maintaining project files; Provide coordination to Water Utilities staff in ongoing engineer­ing maintenance of the water pumping, treatment, and distribution system; Review and issue utility permits for work in the public right-of-way; Respond to problems raised by citizens pertaining to assigned projects; Provide supervision to Engineering Technicians; Other related duties as assigned.

This position will use surveying instruments, tape measures, or other calibrated tools to determine lines, directions, and distances in field assignments; Utilize Auto CAD system and hand draws maps, charts, etc. for drafting.; Use graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids.

This position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must successfully pass pre-hire requirements including but not limited to a physical, drug screen, and background check.

This is a full-time, union position. Starting hourly pay range is $39.36/hour – $44.02/hour, depending on experience and qualifications.


The City of Aurora offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time and eligible part-time employees in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement:

  • Annual pay increases (in accordance with Labor Agreement)
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurances
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Paid vacations, holidays, floating holidays, personal days, and sick leave
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Uniform Allowance (as determined by policy)
  • Interpreters Stipend
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • May be eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program (if requirements are met)

Applications should be submitted online Position will remain open until filled.

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