Lake County

Lake County

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.

Lake County Public Works is a sewer and water provider to 40% of Lake County residents and owns, operates, and maintains more than 750 miles of pipe, three water reclamation facilities, more than 100 pump stations, an excess flow facility and a 1-mile-long levee. This Public Works position is to oversee the Department’s annual and long-term capital improvement program.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate timelines and deadlines, as well as managing consultant relationships and contracts.
  • Oversee the permitting process for the department.
  • Track procurement process compliance, conduct budgetary oversight, create County Board agenda items, and log financial assets.
  • Manage design and construction of Department projects.
  • Coordinate field inspection and construction management oversight of projects.
  • Align resources with projects and ensure consistent application of standards and processes.
  • Investigate, review, plan and design construction and maintenance of various aspects of Public Works infrastructure improvements.
  • Requires strong communication skills.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles.
  • Organize project documentation, schedule, and conduct meetings.
  • Gather, organize, and analyze data or information related to assigned projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required:

  • Requires over eight years of related experience with at least four years of progressively professional engineering experience.
  • Requires comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering related to the preparation of plans and specifications for a wide variety of projects.

Education and/or Other Requirements:

  • Requires education or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Requires a certificate as a Registered Professional Engineer issued by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

  • Performs light to medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, stretching, or lifting.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.  Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening, drug test and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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