Village of Tinley Park

The Village of Tinley Park has an exciting opportunity for a Village Engineer to join our Public Works Department reporting directly to the Assistant Public Works Director and to perform a variety of civil engineering duties focused on capital improvement projects.  The Village Engineer works collaboratively across Village departments, with intergovernmental agencies, developers, etc. on large scale development projects.   In addition, the Village Engineer advises the Public Works Director, Assistant Public Works Director and Village officials (both elected and appointed) on road and street improvement projects, storm water management projects, planned developments and private developments.

The Village Engineer will primarily perform technical engineering/site plan reviews with minimal design work, internal and developer plan review, permit application reviews, and site inspections while maintaining all phases of the Village’s capital improvement projects, new construction, and drainage and roadway projects. This position reviews engineering plans for drainage, utility, and street and road projects; plans, permits, applications for storm water management, and other legal documents for compliance with all relevant codes, bylaws, regulations, and acceptable engineering practices.  In addition, the Village Engineer works closely with the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission to ensure that projects are ready for appropriate review and implementation.

This highly responsible position will also manage the Village’s engineering budget and develop short-term and long-term plans to identify goals and objectives for the purpose of preparing for the Village’s future needs and corresponding capital expenditures.  The Village Engineer consults with contracted staff or agencies (MWRD, IDOT, WCDOT, CCDOT, etc.) to discuss and resolve design and construction problems; communicates with contractors and developers to coordinate construction activities and resolve construction problems; meets with residents and/or property owners to respond to inquiries, concerns, and complaints regarding ongoing projects, new development, or existing development projects.

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field is required.  A Master’s Degree is preferred.   A minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of civil engineering or municipal engineering experience.  Must hold a Professional Engineer (PE) certification and/or license in the State of Illinois.  Experience working with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County, Will County, and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District preferred. A valid driver’s license is also required.

Our ideal candidate will be a strong project manager with the passion for continuous improvement and the ability to evaluate the fiscal impact of capital improvement projects and related programs.  In addition, to be successful, they must be able to establish and maintain solid working relationships with fellow employees, elected officials, contractors, developers, property owners, and the general public.  The ability to clearly communicate in writing and verbally is also essential.

Compensation & Benefits: The salary range for this position is $97,585 – $132,715 DOQ plus a generous benefit package including medical, dental, and vision benefits, employer-paid life insurance and other ancillary benefit options. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. In addition, paid holiday, vacation, personal, and sick days are provided.

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