The City of Lake Forest

The Engineering Department is committed to long-term infrastructure investment. Our comprehensive, up-to-date studies and analysis completed on water mains, bridges, ravines, streets, and storm sewers supports the community in various ways.

Make an impact on this beautiful community with complex, varied projects. Work in a team environment interacting with residents, elected officials, contractors, and consultants. This position collaborates closely with other City sections like Community Development, Streets, Water & Sewer, Forestry, and City Hall.

 Read about our Burr Oak Area Project

Starting Salary Range:  $90,125 – $99,055    Depending on Qualifications
Full Salary Range: $90,125 – $116,915    Annual Progression Based on Merit
Open Until Filled

 Examples of Duties:

Oversight and management of complex CIP infrastructure projects, inspection of residential improvements, and review of private-permit plans
Performing field surveys and engineering studies
Assists with applying for and administering state/federal grants
Computation of quantities of earth work, paving material, concrete and other construction material
Develop and design municipal capital improvement projects relating to pavement resurfacing, sanitary and storm sewers, watermains, and parking lots
Perform detailed cost estimating of projects, as well as assisting with the annual budget process
Preparation of plans, specifications, and contracts for municipal construction projects.
Perform research of records such as plats of survey and plats of subdivision
Assists with preparing council presentations and agenda write-ups
Corresponding with and responding to contractors and residents
Work on various projects and initiatives, such as:

  • Pavement patching, resurfacing, and sidewalk projects
  • Vehicle and pedestrian bridges
  • Storm sewer replacement, sewer lining, and water main upgrade projects
  • Intersection widening projects


Working knowledge of field surveys, project design, developing plans and specifications, construction inspection, and construction management
Proven experience moving municipal infrastructure projects and the capital improvements process from start to finish (Municipal engineering experience highly desirable)
Experience coordinating and communicating with contractors, engineers, and/or property owners
CAD (Microstation, GEOPAK) experience, highly desirable
5+ years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering or project management


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