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Assistant City Engineer

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Assistant City Engineer

Starting Salary Range
$86,094.04 - $114,074.61

The City of Urbana is pleased to offer an exceptional opportunity to support engineering initiatives for one of downstate Illinois' most innovative and progressive cities. As Assistant City Engineer, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to gain valuable management experience in public sector engineering, to help lead a dedicated team of engineers and technicians, and to support positive trends of collaboration and cooperation among staff and City stakeholders. This position performs highly responsible engineering work of an administrative and technical nature in assisting in the directing of the activities of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. As a civil service position, incumbent will also enjoy the rights and responsibilities associated with positions with the Urbana classified service system.

The Assistant City Engineer assists the City Engineer in overseeing the design of numerous public works and public facilities projects by developing and reviewing infrastructure master plans, prioritizing the implementation of plans, and developing funding strategies using a variety of funding sources to leverage City funding; advises and assists in developing the division’s direction, priorities, goals and objectives to meet City and departmental needs; assists in establishing and implementing internal departmental organization and management systems to effectively meet operating goals and objectives; and provides effective leadership of the division by supporting a positive, inclusive work environment and promoting the vision and mission of the department and the City, among other duties and responsibilities. The successful candidate will fill one of two Assistant City Engineer positions in the Engineering Division.

Who We’re Looking For
Requirements for consideration include:  

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering field from an Accreditation Board for Technology, Inc. (ABET)/Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) accredited program.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in municipal engineering including experience planning and directing complex projects, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • A Master’s degree or Doctorate in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or Business Administration is preferred and may substitute for one (1) year or two (2) years of experience, respectively.
  • Active Illinois Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or active registration in another state with the ability to reciprocate to Illinois within six months of beginning employment is required.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering; applicable laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures; construction management and practices for civil engineering projects; federal, state, and local engineering standards and regulations.

For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the job description. 

Why Consider A Career At The City Of Urbana?

• A generous and competitive benefits package.
• A supportive, dedicated, and hard-working team of colleagues.
• Knowing that the work you’re doing makes a difference!

These are just a few of the many reasons to consider the City of Urbana as the next step in your career. The City of Urbana prides itself on being a progressive, dynamic community and is internationally distinguished as the home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the state’s flagship public university and one of the preeminent research institutions in the world. 

How to Apply

For more information or to apply, visit  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient pool is received, however application review will begin after Friday, February 23, 2024. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications prior to this date for first consideration.

The City of Urbana Welcomes Diversity!

We foster an environment that values and encourages mutual respect, inclusion of all people, and utilizing differences and similarities as an organizational asset. EOE.