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Organization:  Village of Buffalo Grove
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Buffalo Grove
Post Code:  60089
Salary and Benefits:  $75,000.00 +/- DOQ


The Village of Buffalo Grove seeks a Civil Engineer I for the Engineering division of the Public Works Department. Work involves primary responsibility for assisting in the engineering review of plans and specifications for proposed construction, performing a variety of engineering studies, and for the design and preparation of plans and specifications for public works improvements of moderate scope and complexity.


Under the general supervision of the of the Village Engineer, reviews site plans, plats, and project plans and specifications for compliance with Village standards and acceptable engineering practice; checks engineering computations and plans to ensure that grades, minimum depth of utilities, flow capacity, location and similar features conform to applicable standards; prepares comments and recommendations regarding plan deficiencies for review by the Village Engineer.

Designs and prepares engineering plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of public works projects and improvements including street resurfacing, sanitary sewer, water distribution, and storm drainage facilities.

Prepares capacity studies of existing sanitary sewers, water mains, and storm drainage systems of the Village and reviews studies prepared by other agencies; maintains or supervises the maintenance of official Village maps showing existing boundaries, utilities, streets, annexation, addresses, and similar information.

Serves as party chief on complex surveys; serves as project engineer on major construction and reconstruction projects and performs subdivision construction inspection during peak construction periods.

Interprets engineering related regulations and procedures to developers, contractors, and the general public; investigates and makes recommendations relative to the resolution of citizen complaints and work requests.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in civil engineering; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills: Certification as an Engineer in Training in the State of Illinois or ability to obtain such certification within one year following date of appointment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering. Knowledge of modern methods and techniques used in the design, construction, and inspection of public works projects.

Be able to work hours as required, including attending meetings after hours. Ability to perform the duties for the job in a timely manner and to meet scheduled deadlines. Familiarity with GIS software is a plus.


The Village of Buffalo Grove offers a competitive salary and benefit program inclusive of participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and group health and life programs. The anticipated starting salary is $75,000.00 +/- DOQ.

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter and resume to:
Mr. Arthur Malinowski, Jr., Director of Human Resources at hr@vbg.org Faxed, mailed or hand delivered applications and/or resumes will not be accepted. Please indicate Civil Engineer I in the subject line.

The position will remain open until filled, with the initial review of applicants expected to occur on or about January 17, 2014.

The Village of Buffalo Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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