- Oversee and unify the (3) three Public Works Divisions into one efficient department.
- Develop and build a sense of team.
- Resolve complex and sensitive customer service issues and inquiries.
- Prepare and administer the Public Works Budget including forecasting of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Evaluate public works needs and formulate short and long range plans to meet those needs.
- Supervise the review of private project development plans.
- Oversee the Village Transportation Improvement Program, the Comprehensive Water Plan, the Capital Improvement Program, and other plans involving municipal infrastructure.
- Oversee project management for the construction of public works projects and ensures contractor compliance with time and budget parameters.
- Oversee the maintenance of municipal infrastructure.
- Maintain regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, municipal partners, and the general public.
- Oversees the Village’s Stormwater Management Program.
- Knowledge, skill, and development equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, public administration, or a related field.
- A Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred, but not required.
- A Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Public Administration is preferred, but not required. The Village will consider a combination of education and experience.
- Six (6) years of previous progressively responsible experience is required. The Village will consider a combination of education and experience.
- Three (3) years previous supervisory, management, and/or project management experience is preferred.
- Two years previous experience in water or other utilities is preferred
- Considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods in a municipal setting.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervisory management and positive employee relations.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Platform.
- Ability to express ideas on technical subjects clearly and concisely, including public presentations to the Village Board and other stakeholders.
- Ability to oversee the department’s safety/loss prevention and training program.
- Strategic planning skills: flexibility to adjust plans due to budgetary constraints, budgetary opportunities, and advances in technology.
- Large capital project management and oversight skills and experience.
- Ability to listen to and understand different perspectives.
The anticipated starting salary range is between $112,944 and $142,000 + or – based upon education and previous experience. The current range maximum is $163,841. The Village will soon be engaging in a compensation study. Residency is required in DuPage County or any county that is contiguous to DuPage County by the end of the 12-month Qualification Period. This is a full-time, exempt position with the Village of Westmont. The Village offers an extremely competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance, health and wellness program, and vacation leave at time of employment. The Village also offers paid holidays with floating holidays that begin at employment, sick leave, professional development, professional memberships, as well as participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement System (IMRF).
Interested Candidates should apply immediately online with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by August 29, 2022, to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Jim Arndt, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 217-500-0770. Electronic submissions are required.