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Civil Engineer I

Village of Gurnee
Gurnee, Illinois
$72,893 - $99,760
Closing date
Mar 10, 2024

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The Village of Gurnee is looking to fill the position of Civil Engineer I. The ideal candidate for this entry level position is someone who is detailed oriented, a problem solver, a team player and someone willing to learn.

Job Summary: In this role, you will assist the Village Engineer in preparing plans and cost estimates for roadway, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, and other projects as necessary; provide construction management, inspection and field measurement/quantity take-off of on-going projects including the documentation and preparation of reports. This is a professional position responsible for the plan review of public and private projects and initiation, design, and supervision of construction of public improvements.  

Key Responsibilities


  • Review concept plans, plats and construction drawings submitted by developers for compliance with standards and codes; review work in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with plans Assist in the design of roadways for alignments, profiles, drainage structures, street lights, curb and gutters, detention basins, storm water management features, soil and erosion controls and parkway restoration work Work with consultants to perform drainage and traffic studies in order to determine corrective courses of action necessary to solve drainage and traffic problems Set up level and transit surveying instruments; act as rodman and chainman; stake out construction locations and grades for roadway projects and related building permits Design and draft moderate engineering projects using CAD and other civil engineering related programs Review and update sanitary and storm sewer, water main, street light, traffic signal and equipment atlases to conform to “As-Built” conditions Perform residential and commercial construction inspections for utilities and provide construction oversight when needed Assist in updating databases and GIS systems regarding public improvements



  • A valid drivers’ license Completion of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or related curriculum 1 year of comparable experience performing municipal civil engineering work – internship experience may be substituted for full time experience State of Illinois Engineer Intern License is desirable but not required The qualifications listed above are guidelines.  Other combinations of education and experience, such as internship or private consulting experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered

Work Schedule: Full-time position: 40 hours per week - The Village of Gurnee strongly believes in a work/life balance, our schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Salary and Benefits: $72,893 - $99,760; as an entry level position, salary will be at or near start of range but may be adjusted based on candidate qualifications. The Village has a competitive benefit package which includes: paid time off, a flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, and life insurance as well a defined benefit pension plan through Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan through Mission Square.


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Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration for this position. First review of applications will occur February 21, 2024. Position is open until filled.

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