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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5134 - Project Engineer

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    314

Under direction; manages, coordinates, develops and/or reviews civil engineering projects; performs related work as required.

Employees in this class assist in the planning, permitting, design, analysis and/or construction of transportation, stormwater and other public works improvement projects.  Direction is received from the Department Head or other upper management/engineering staff through meetings, report or plan reviews, project inspections and evaluations of work accomplishments.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Oversees the investigation, development, design and/or construction of a variety of engineering projects.
•    Reviews studies, reports, plans and specifications for proposed transportation and/or public works improvements.
•    Reviews highway, stormwater and construction permits.
•    Prepares permits for assigned in-house projects.
•    Resolves issues or problems that may arise during the planning, design or construction of a project.
•    Oversees work performed by consultants or assigned staff on a wide variety of projects.
•    Provides leadership and technical support to Civil Engineers and Engineering Technicians in daily work assignments and reviewing work completed.
•    Represent the County with governmental jurisdictions, contractors and the general public on engineering matters.
•    Ensures that proposed improvements are locally coordinated.
•    Preparation of various documents for the procurement of consultant services.
•    Prepares written correspondence or gives presentations to various municipalities or County Board Committees.
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Knowledge of:
•    The principles and practices of civil engineering as it relates to the planning, design and operations of a wide variety of transportation and/or public works projects.
•    Computer aided design principles and techniques.
•    Surveying methods.
•    Construction techniques, inspection, documentation and materials management and construction safety standards.

Skill in:
•    Planning, organizing and directing multiple work assignments.
•    The application of engineering theory to difficult field and office problems.
•    Verbal and/or written communications.

Ability to:
•    Use good judgment to evaluate situations and draw conclusions.
•    Work effectively with other staff as part of a team to accomplish goals and engineering objectives
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited university, and four (4) years of professional civil engineering experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. Incumbents may be subjected to dusts, fumes, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noises.

This position requires registration as an Illinois Professional Engineer.  Also, must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois Driver's license.