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Assistant City Engineer

The City of Urbana is pleased to offer an exceptional opportunity to support engineering initiatives for one of downstate Illinois' most innovative and progressive cities. In 2019, the City undertook a transformation reorganization of the Public Works Department that included uniting the Transportation and Drainage/Development sections of the Engineering Division into one functional team with broad range of experience and expertise. Moving forward with that reorganization, we are now looking for exceptional leaders to support the positive trends of collaboration and cooperation.

The Assistant City Engineer position offers the opportunity to gain valuable management experience in public sector engineering while progressing in your career path. The successful candidate will perform highly responsible engineering work of an administrative and technical nature in assisting in the directing of the activities of the Engineering team. As a civil service employee, you will also enjoy the rights and responsibilities associated with positions with the Urbana classified service system.

Distinguishing Features: The incumbent in this class has the authority to act in the absence of and exercise the duties and responsibilities of the City Engineer as necessary. Work involves resolving problems of the highest technical nature and participating in the determination, development, and execution of City policies. This class is distinguished from the Civil Engineer class by the assistance provided to the City Engineer regarding the coordination of all Engineering activities and staff and by the considerably greater scope of managerial and administrative duties performed. Work is performed under the general direction of the City Engineer who reviews work through conferences, reports and evaluations of results achieved.

Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate interpersonal, analytical, decision-making, technical, and managerial skills, and demonstrate the ability to develop credibility with multiple stakeholder groups. Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering;

  • Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience, including experience planning and directing difficult projects;

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of computer aided design and drafting, land surveying and mapping, and Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.); and

  • Must be a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois or obtain Professional Engineer license in the State of Illinois within six months of employment.

In addition, our ideal candidate will also have:

  • Knowledge of federal and state agency requirements regarding design, construction, management, and financing and approval of public works and traffic engineering projects.

  • Preferred attributes: supervisory experience and a master’s degree in a civil engineering or a closely related field.

  • The ability to present ideas and communicate clearly and concisely in both verbal and written form to a wide variety of audiences.

Why Work @ Urbana?

  • A generous and competitive compensation package

  • A team of dedicated colleagues

  • Knowing the work you're doing makes a difference!


Total Compensation Package

The starting salary range for this position is $92,053.96 - $97,594.86. This civil service (non-appointed) position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. The City’s generous benefits package includes paid vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, outstanding health coverage options, pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), an optional deferred compensation plan, and a post-retirement medical savings benefits program.

To Respond
For immediate consideration, please complete an application. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials prior to this date.

Persons who believe they are qualified under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. The request must be received by Human Resources with sufficient time prior to the application deadline to allow for the request to be considered through the interactive process.

The City of Urbana Welcomes Diversity!
We foster an environment that values and encourages mutual respect, inclusion of all people. We leverage our differences to achieve a richer and more vibrant organization. We welcome applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity are welcome. EOE.

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