Village of Northbrook


The Village of Northbrook, Illinois (population 35,237), is a thriving, progressive community strategically located 25 miles north of Chicago. Home to several corporate headquarters, an upscale mall, a charming downtown, and several public transit resources, Northbrook is a prosperous village with a small-town feel. A family-oriented community, residents enjoy a variety of events and recreational opportunities, parks and natural areas, dining and retail choices, and high quality municipal services. Northbrook has a diverse blend of rich history and strong civic-minded leadership, making it a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

The Village of Northbrook is seeking a thorough and detail oriented Village Engineer to manage the activities of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. Reporting to the Director of Public Works, this position will directly and indirectly supervise engineers and inspectors as well as contracted specialists. The Village Engineer will plan, coordinate and oversee capital improvement projects including the design and construction activities for streets, sewers, bridges, sidewalk and water mains. In addition, this position reviews and approves development plans for subdivisions and industrial and commercial buildings and provides guidance on stormwater drainage and flood control activities. The Village Engineer represents the Village at various professional associations and regional organizations and regularly presents and responds to questions at meetings.

The ideal candidate will be capable of managing workload and deadlines, thinking strategically, and communicating effectively. Qualified applicants must be experienced in procuring and managing contractual assistance including drafting bid specifications, evaluating proposals, preparing contracts and managing work products. Excellent customer service for internal and external stakeholders is expected as well as the ability to enforce regulations with firmness and tact. The Village Engineer will work indoors and outdoors throughout the year in all weather conditions and will be expected to work occasional nights and weekends as required.

Qualified applicants must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and six years of progressively responsible experience in the design, planning, construction and administration of engineering projects and at least two years of supervisory experience. Qualified applicants must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and a certification as Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois.

The Village of Northbrook offers a competitive benefits package including health, life and dental insurance, a pension plan, and a starting salary DOQ.
Applications are available on the Northbrook website Interested applicants may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to with “Village Engineer” in the subject field. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 27, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled.

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