City Engineer, South Milwaukee, WI (pop. 20,517) – The City of South Milwaukee is located in the greater Milwaukee area along the shores of Lake Michigan. The City offers affordable living and easy access to the metro area’s recreational and cultural activities. Established in 1897, the City offers this exciting opportunity at a time in which the community is reinventing itself from a historic manufacturing center to one with more diverse housing, retail, and commercial enterprises. 
The City Engineer supervises the City’s engineering work by designing and planning engineering projects, managing public works construction, and conducting applicable studies. The City Engineer serves as an integral part of the City’s management team and reports to the City Administrator.
South Milwaukee seeks a collaborative, customer-focused professional to direct a broad range of services including engineering, GIS, storm water utility, and road project management. The Engineer works closely with the City’s Street Department, economic and community development efforts, and the City’s wastewater and water utilities. The ideal candidate is an innovative thinker and ready to be an essential member of the City’s management team.   
The position is responsible for managing a division of one and a half full-time equivalent employees and overseeing approximately $1.4 million in operating and stormwater utility budgets; the City Engineer also manages  more than $5 million in biennial capital improvement programming. 
The successful candidate will:
  • Be customer-service focused; 
  • Possess an inclusive managerial style with clear, concise, and open communication skills; 
  • Be adept at combining a hands-on management style with confident professionalism and an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders; and
  • Have a record of creative problem-solving. 
Candidates should have:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field; 
  • Registration as a P.E. in Wisconsin, or ability to attain such within the first year of employment; and 
  • At least three – five years of previous professional civil engineering experience in a municipal or related setting, including at least two years of utilities experience; work in preparing budgets; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Starting salary: $100,000 – $128,000 +/- DOQ, plus exceptional benefits. Candidates should apply with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:   847-380-3240. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Posted: 2023-05-24

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