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Sr. Civil Engineer - Utilities

City of Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
81,078.40 - 111,176.00
Closing date
Mar 5, 2023

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Utility Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
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Organization Type

Job Details

The City of Wauwatosa is more than an employer – it’s a community. The City of Wauwatosa is a progressive, full-service municipal organization. Be a part of a team that strives to find new and better ways to improve our residents’ experiences.   

Under the supervision and direction from the Assistant City Engineer, the City of Wauwatosa is seeking applicants who will manage and perform professional-level engineering work in the areas of planning, technical design, project management, and construction oversight for new construction and rehabilitation of municipal water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and storm water systems. Successfully interfaces with multi-disciplinary department staff, regulatory agencies, consultants, and contractors. Provides direction and supervision to Engineers and Engineering Technicians.  Flexible hybrid work accommodations are available.

We hire people with strong technical skills and who embrace change and who are ready to help make Wauwatosa a better, stronger community. We place as much emphasis on leadership as technical skills.

The starting salary for this position is $81,078.40 - $111,176.00 depending on experience and qualifications. This is complimented by an excellent benefits package, remote and hybrid work opportunities, a robust wellness program, on-site fitness center, a workplace health clinic, paid holidays, paid time off, paid parental leave, a pension plan and the opportunity to work with dedicated professionals who have a passion for public service.

The following are normal for the position but shall not be construed as exclusive or inclusive.  Other related duties may be required and assigned.

  • Condition assessment evaluations for water, wastewater, and storm system assets including conducting field observation, inspection, and data collection
  • Perform sophisticated  and complicated designs and calculations in accordance with established standards and software
  • Developing detailed designs of water/wastewater/storm sewer storage, collection, and distribution systems including plans and specifications
  • Preparation of permit submittals for water and wastewater projects.
  • Support procurement including supplier qualifications, bid reviews, process design requirements, review of design drawings and supplier documents, successful resolution of manufacturing discrepancies, support for installation, generation of as-built drawings, and onsite support.
  • Participate in construction support activities including responses to requests for information (RFIs), submittal reviews, construction site visits, design revisions/ management of change, startup and commissioning, and troubleshooting
  • Water distribution system master planning
  • Supervises and provides direction to Engineers and Engineering Technicians.
  • Participate in local water and wastewater professional organizations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program required.  
  • Must be a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Wisconsin.
  • A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License is required.
  • Knowledge of municipal water/wastewater/storm facilities and/or conveyance infrastructure
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public works design, drafting, surveying and construction.  
  • Experience utilizing computer aided design software, preferably AutoCAD-Civil3D.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook  

Preferred Requirements

  • 10 to 15 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated capabilities and success in managing medium to large projects, and/or multiple projects, on-time and within budget
  • Pressure pipe hydraulic modeling experience
  • Knowledge of Modeling Software – EPASWMM or PCSWMM, EPANET or similar,  Bentley WaterCAD 

The City of Wauwatosa reserves the right to utilize equivalencies where deemed appropriate with regard to education and experience requirements.

Interested applicants must apply by 4:30p.m. on February 24th at


The Mission of the City of Wauwatosa is to provide services that are essential or that enhance the quality of life in the community, all in ways that are efficient, effective and affordable. In working toward this goal, the following core values will be reflected in our everyday activity:- Dedication to service excellence- Treating everyone with respect and as valued customers- Conducting ourselves ethically, honestly and with integrity A suburban city with a charming and historic village area at its heart, Wauwatosa is a diverse community of approximately 47,000 residents who enjoy friendly, tree-lined neighborhoods; a respected school system and local government; and many fine restaurants, hotels, and thriving businesses that serve people from throughout the metropolitan area. The city is home to a major regional medical center, an expanding technology and research park, and a premier regional mall. Its convenience to the Milwaukee metropolitan area offers easy access to major league sports, a nationally recognized zoo, and abundant cultural and social activities.

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