Civil Engineer III

City of Carbondale, Illinois
Job Opening Announcement/Job Description
July 24, 2017                                                                 

Title:         Civil Engineer III

Dept./Div: Public Works/Engineering 

Nature of Work:  This is a regular, full-time professional position in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. This position is responsible for performing Professional Engineering duties and applying land surveying principals as well as assisting the Public Works Director with various administration and supervision tasks within the Public Works Department and Engineering Division. The Civil Engineer III is responsible for all phases of construction projects from concept, field work, engineering design and estimating, plan and specification development and construction supervision and oversight of various projects throughout the City.  This position also routinely works with other City Departments and Divisions, outside contractors, utility companies and citizens to investigate and resolve issues and concerns as well as provides information relative to the City’s utilities, assets, and Right-of-Ways. This position requires considerable field work as well as routine office duties.  The Civil Engineer III is directly responsible to and is supervised and evaluated by the City Engineer and/or Public Works Director.

Essential Duties:

  1. Possess the ability to recognize practical solutions to a vast range of problems relating to the field of engineering. Apply this ability as a Professional Engineer and accurately and efficiently: secure survey data; design projects; prepare plans and specifications; review and seal plans; respond to technical questions; prepare studies, estimates and proposals.
  2. Oversee and supervise of construction of various public works projects, including but not limited to roadways, sidewalks, parking lots, sewers, waterlines, treatment facilities, pump stations, water storage facilities, and land development projects.
  3. Assist in advertising for bids and award of contracts upon approval of the City Council.
  4. Review submissions from developers and consultants to assure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  5. Perform land acquisition duties. Assess project land requirements; develop, obtain and review legal descriptions; perform land negotiations and secure parcels of land for right of way and easements.
  6. Apply land surveying principals to locate rights-of-way and collect topographic data.
  7. Assist in the development and coordination of the City’s Community Investment Program (CIP). Develop cost estimates, project descriptions, specifications, project schedules, and the like.
  8. Attend various community and City Council meetings as needed.
  9. Effectively prepare written correspondence and reports.
  10. Effectively present oral reports in meetings and make public presentations using power point and other audio visual aids.
  11. Effectively read, interpret and apply federal, state and local regulations.
  12. Proficiently, effectively and efficiently use office equipment such as telephones, faxes, personal computers, calculators, and copy machines and small tools such as cameras, calculators and audio-visual equipment. Efficiently and effectively utilize Windows-based computers and software including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, AutoCAD Infrastructure Design Suite, ArcGIS, and various other engineering design software packages and the like.
  13. Communicate and interact tactfully and effectively with the public, contractors, consultants and co-workers both orally and in writing utilizing strong interpersonal skills. Effectively and appropriately respond to inquiries made in person, by telephone or by two-way radio. Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions. Cooperate, coordinate and interact in a positive and cooperative manner with co-workers and the public. Use tact and good judgment and effective interpersonal skills with co-workers and the public; work effectively both independently and as a team player.
  14. Develop and maintain effective working relationship with civic leaders, public officials, general public, supervisor and co-workers using tact and good judgment. Display the utmost respect and support for the adopted City Goals and Objectives both orally and in writing.
  15. Safely operate motor vehicles to and from job sites, meetings and various City offices as necessary.
  16. Assist the Public Works Director and/or City Engineer with the direction and coordination efforts of the Public Works Department and perform various functions of the Director and/or City Engineer as assigned or needed in his/her absence.

Other Duties: Additional duties as necessary to implement the mission of the Public Works Department of the City of Carbondale. 

Work Environment:  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors exposing the employee to extreme heat/cold weather and working around moving vehicles.  Protective equipment which may be worn include hard hats, safety vests, safety glasses and ear plugs.

Physical Demands: Office work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, bending, lifting of objects under 25 pounds, and requires the ability to sit for extended period of time, to operate personal computers, and to perceived and/or discriminate colors, sounds, depth, and texture. Work outdoors requires frequent to continuous walking, at times over uneven or rough surface; standing; occasionally lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects between 15-49 pounds and occasionally heavy objects over 50 pounds or over.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Graduate from a recognized college or university with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois or must obtain an Illinois Registered Professional Engineer license within six (6) months of employment Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of Civil Engineering design and construction experience as a Registered Professional Engineer, experience in Illinois is preferred. Applicants must be proficient in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and have significant experience in the design and construction of municipal utilities and systems and must possess or obtain and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license. Applicants with less than five (5) years’ experience as a Registered Professional Engineer may be considered for an alternate position.

Please include a detailed synopsis of your design experience as a supplement to your completed job application and resume.

Residency Boundary Requirement (As a condition of employment with the City of Carbondale, employees are required to maintain their primary residence within the City’s “9 mile boundary”; new employees have a grace period of six (6) months to fulfill this requirement)
Regular, Full-time Position
Salary Range 7 $52,576 - $72,307 (Starting Salary DOQ)

Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment and resume to the Human Resources Office, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application and full job description may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website at The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tara Brown
Human Resources Manager


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