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Staff Engineer

River Forest, IL (11,172) – The Village of River Forest is seeking a motivated individual with a positive attitude for the position of Full Time Staff Engineer.  This position will work under the direction of the Director of Public Works and Development Services and will work closely with the Public Works Management Analyst and Public Works Superintendent.

The Staff Engineer position conducts engineering feasibility studies, performs design work, develops and administers professional services or construction project contracts, and oversees private and public construction projects within the Village. The position encompasses design/construction management of private development, public works and utility projects and provides information and assistance to the public and staff regarding Village standards and policies.  The Staff Engineer serves as Staff Liaison to the Village’s Traffic and Safety Commission.

Successful applicants for this position must possess:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or related field.
  • Four or more years of engineering design and project management experience in a municipal environment preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience as determined by Village Staff.
  • Prior plan review, construction oversight, drainage investigation, and computer experience (with emphasis on AutoCAD and ESRI) preferred.
  • Candidates for position in this class must possess a current and valid Illinois motor vehicle operator’s license. Registration as a Professional Engineer-in-Training (or ability to obtain within six months of employment) or Professional Engineering Licensure preferred. Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager (C.F.M.) preferred. 

The salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $63,275-$92,033 (ability to hire above starting salary DOQ) plus excellent benefits. Office hours are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, this position requires job flexibility for attendance at evening public meetings and occasional early morning, late evening and Saturday hours as needed. Work is performed in an office and field setting; the ability to navigate construction sites safely is required. Work is subject to performance under adverse environmental conditions, exposure to intense noise, fumes and traffic.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Sara Phyfer at  Qualified candidates should submit an employment application, resume, cover letter and three professional references via the application portal below. The selected individual will be required to pass a background check, driving record check, and drug screen.  Position is open until filled. A first review of applications will take place August 6, 2021.  The Village of River Forest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.