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Civil Engineer I

City of Joliet
City of Joliet
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Construction Engineering
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Contract Type
Organization Type


Performs basic or limited professional engineering work in connection with the design, investigation, development, maintenance or construction of public works, wastewater or water systems engineering projects as appropriate; does related work as required.



Makes elementary engineering calculations;


Prepares plans and specifications for projects such as streets, traffic lights, sidewalks and parking lot paving, and sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main extension;


Designs simple structures or components of complex structures such as concrete culverts;


Plots topography profiles and cross sections;


Calculates bearing distances, closures, and areas;


Calculates and interpolates elevations on contour lines;


Calculates grade elevations;


Estimates quantities and costs; prepares contracts for bidding;


Makes corrections on topographic maps, base maps, zoning maps and others;


Interprets drawing to interested parties seeking information regarding property such as right-of-way lines, purposed sewer and water lines, etc.;


Drafts City engineering documents to scale such as land tracts, index and house number plats, and plats of property surveys;


Revise records when new ordinances or subdivisions are created;


Assists in development and completion of traffic engineering work;


Reviews site plans and subdivision plans for new developments;


Represents the department at public meetings.




Bachelor of Science in Engineering from a College or University of recognized standing with major work in Civil Engineering;


Must be enrolled as an Illinois Engineer Intern or have the ability to obtain enrollment within two (2) years after appointment;


Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering, physics and mathematics;


Familiarity with construction practices and sources of engineering information;


Proficiency in use of precision instruments and mathematical tables;


Ability to read and interpret drawing and specifications;


Ability to prepare correct and accurate reports;


Tact in dealing with contractors and excellent public relations skills;


Good physical condition.



A valid state driver’s license;

Must reside within the City of Joliet and/or reside within the City of Joliet within eighteen (18) months from the date of hire if the date of hire is after February 16, 2016.

SELECTION GUIDELINES Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


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