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Village Engineer

Village of Algonquin
Algonquin, Illinois
$122,020.08 - $142,326.77
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Position Announcement

Village Engineer


Posting Date: July 15, 2022


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

HIRING RANGE:                     $122,020.08 -  $142,326.77, D.O.Q.

HOURS PER WEEK:                40+ hours per week.  Attendance at night meetings, and occasional weekend hours may be required.


The Village of Algonquin, home to approximately 29,700 residents, is nestled in the Fox River Valley in both Kane and McHenry counties and is conveniently located 45 miles from the Chicago Loop.  The community provides residents and businesses an exceptional quality of life with recreational amenities, educational opportunities, and a mixture of numerous restaurants and shopping malls, which offer a variety of leisure time activities.  In addition to providing a friendly and safe community, Algonquin believes in providing residents leisure opportunities involving the great outdoors. In total, there are 21 parks conveniently located throughout the Village to ensure adequate access to parks.  Of special distinction, the Village continues to receive recognition for providing premier parks and trails for its residents as it has been named a “Tree City USA” for 25 consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation and has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 18th consecutive year for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.


The Village employs approximately 185 employees in four major service areas: General Services Administration, Community Development, Police, and Public Works. Each of these departments is further delineated into specific divisions that provide public services.


Now seeking applicants for the position of:

Village Engineer for the Public Works Department


JOB SUMMARY:  This position manages the engineering functions including plan reviews, document preparation and review, field observations, construction inspections, consultant management, project management, and carries out public relations activities related to public engineering projects.  For the complete job advertisement, please click here.



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management, or a related field, is required.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in the field of engineering, such as with a municipal engineering department, a contractor or consultant specializing in engineering design for public works improvement and land development, or a related field is required.
  • Experience in drafting, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and civil engineering desired, but not required. 
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois preferred, but not required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred.

Considerable knowledge of civil engineering and construction principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.  Thorough knowledge of applicable municipal policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities.  Ability to prepare, organize and maintain engineering field and office data, reports and systems.  Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, Village officials and the general public.  Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions.  Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.  Must ensure best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers.



The Village of Algonquin has a competitive benefit package which currently includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, and life insurance as well as flexible spending accounts; a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, a deferred compensation 457 plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid personal time, sick leave, and more.



Interested candidates are required to complete both pages of our employment application in its entirety and submit it along with a resume via email to  Mailed or dropped off applications and resumes will not be accepted.


The Village of Algonquin is an equal opportunity employer.


The Village of Algonquin was settled in 1834 with the arrival of Samuel Gillian, the first settler in McHenry County. Other early settlers were Dr. Cornish, Dr. Plumleigh, Eli Henderson, Alex Dawson, and William Jackson. The Village changed names several times in the early days; the names included Cornish Ferry, Cornishville, and Osceola. The name Algonquin was finally selected in 1847 as a suggestion from Samuel Edwards as a namesake for a ship he once owned. The Village was incorporated in 1890 and witnessed both commercial and recreational trade. Algonquin was a favorite vacation spot for residents of Chicago. Nestled in the foothills of the Fox River Valley, Algonquin became known as the “Gem of the Fox River Valley.” The first Village Hall was constructed in 1906 at 2 South Main Street and throughout the years housed fire protection, library, and school services for the community as well as accommodating the municipal offices. The building served as Village Hall until the new Village Hall was completed in 1996. The original building is now called Historic Village Hall and serves as a community facility and meeting location. A highlight in Algonquin’s history was the period from 1906 to 1913, when the Algonquin Hill Climbs were held. The event was one of the earliest organized auto racing events held in the United States. Algonquin had a population of about 600 residents at that time and the annual hill climbs would bring crowds in excess of 25,000 to the Village. Over the years, Algonquin has developed into a growing and thriving community, with its solid base of residential and commercial development as well as an expanding industrial/business sector. A tremendous commercial success was witnessed in the fall of 2004 with the opening of Algonquin Commons, the largest lifestyle center in Illinois. Algonquin’s population as of the 2010 census was 30,046, which has more than doubled since the 1990 census, which recorded a population of 11,663. The Village has grown from a small, rural, farming community to a vibrant urban leader in McHenry and Kane Counties.
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