Village Engineer – Franklin Park, Illinois (pop. 18,500) Mature, thriving and diverse community located 15 miles west of downtown Chicago and immediately adjacent to O’Hare International Airport, the Village of Franklin Park, in collaboration with its consulting engineer, Smith LaSalle Consulting Engineers, seeks an experienced Village Engineer. The position is an employee of Smith LaSalle assigned to lead and manage all engineering functions for the Village.
The Village Engineer manages a staff of consulting engineers and technicians conducting general engineering responsibilities for Franklin Park including:
Identifying and developing capital improvement projects, plans and related budgets;
Working with developers and Village staff on economic development efforts;
Overseeing engineering design for infrastructure projects;
Managing floodplain and stormwater programs, and securing grants for same;
Collaborating with Village staff, and a variety of intergovernmental contacts, and representing Village interests as it concerns regional civil engineering projects affecting the Village; and
Managing other engineering-related services such as surveying, CAD drawings, GIS and field services.
The Village is a full-service community with a strong industrial and residential base. The Village’s general fund budget is more than $28 million, and employs around 150 full-time employees. The Village has contracted for engineering services with the current Village Engineer since 2000. Smith LaSalle’s contract with the Village is worth more than $650,000.
The successful candidate will:
Be customer-service focused;
Possess clear, concise, and diplomatic communication skills;
Be adept at combining a hands-on management style with confident professionalism and an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders; and
Have a record of creative problem solving.
Candidates should also have:
A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field; a Master’s degree in engineering, public administration or related field is a plus;
Seven – 10 years of progressively responsible engineering project management experience; and
Registration as a P.E. in Illinois, or ability to attain such within the first year of employment.
Starting salary is $125,000 – 150,000 + DOQ plus benefits. Candidates should apply by June 7, 2019 (open until filled) with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3197. Smith-LaSalle and the Village of Franklin Park are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Internal Number: S-L for Franklin Park, IL
About Smith LaSalle Consulting Engineers for the Village of Franklin Park, IL
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