City of Naperville

A great place to work in Naperville

Job Description:

The City of Naperville’s Department of Transportation, Engineering and Development (T.E.D) seeks a talented and skilled Inspector to perform inspections of capital improvement projects & maintenance improvement projects (roadway, sidewalk, curb, etc.) and residential & commercial construction sites in order to ensure compliance with the City’s adopted codes and supplements.


This position’s vital responsibilities are tied closely to City development, new construction, capital improvement programs, and municipal maintenance improvement programs. With a focus on the municipality’s infrastructure, the Engineering Inspector’s duties are centered around a variety of tasks associated with:

Conducting in-field inspections of multiple, on-going projects (roadway, sidewalk, curb, etc.)

Enforcing codes and quality control for a variety of construction materials & practices

Ensuring contractors’ compliance with plans & specifications, and

Reading & reviewing construction drawings

As a Naperville inspection team member, you will acquire (and verify) quantities and related field information through a combination of measurements, engineering sketches, and detailed documentation for use in the preparation of contract bid packages and pay estimates. You will review drawings, design plans and project specifications for compliance to actual field construction; maintain a daily record of projects and frequently communicate their status to a supervisor and to project engineers; provide top-notch customer service to Naperville residents by performing inspections with regard to right-of-way concerns; and act as a liaison between contractors and residents involving project conflicts.

You will also prepare pay estimates and initiate change order procedures; confer with architects, contractors, builders and the general public (explaining requirements and restrictions); conduct follow-up inspections and recommend stop orders and/or citations for non-compliance of project plans & specifications; and act as the first point of contact on your assigned projects.


Minimum position requirements include:

Two years’ work experience in highway or roadway construction.

High school diploma supplemented by specialized/vocational training in the building trades.

A valid State of Illinois Class D Driver’s License.

Candidates receiving the most consideration will possess:

Proven abilities to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), to work independently, and to maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers

Strong knowledge of civil engineering and building/construction methods, procedures and principles

Abilities to read and review construction plans

Abilities to apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship & materials and to detect deviations from plans, regulations, ordinances, or applicable codes

Additional Information

City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago. Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live. The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area. It’s also a great place to work! Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.

Applications should be completed thoroughly, and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application but should be attached to the application. Include all requested education, experience, attachments, and other information when applying. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. Notifications to applicants will be sent electronically to the email address provided in the application.


The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.

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