Project Manager


Organization : Village of Wilmette
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : IL
City : Wilmette
Salary and Benefits : The salary range for this position is $79,684 to $105,735

The Village of Wilmette is seeking candidates for the newly added position of a full-time Project Manager-Engineering. We are seeking a candidate with experience in managing engineering projects with considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles who has excellent organizational, planning and time-management skills. This position will work as a staff member of the Engineering and Public Works Department, and report to the Village Engineer.

General Responsibilities:

The individual in this position will be responsible for preparing engineering plans, specifications, and cost estimates for maintenance and Capital Improvement projects, such as streets, alleys, sewer, water, parking lots, pedestrian and bicycle accommodations/enhancements. The project manager will be responsible for conducting inspections and ensuring projects conform to approved engineering plans, specifications and Village Codes.  This position will also be responsible for preparing and managing professional services contracts for services, such as environmental services, geotechnical engineering, land surveying, and supplemental design and construction services in support of federal, state and locally funded Capital Improvement projects.  Additional duties include, but are not limited to, attending various board, commission, and staff meetings to provide technical advice on municipal engineering matters; communicating with the public regarding engineering and construction projects; preparing budget reports and Village Board memorandum, and assisting with plan reviews and inspections for various engineering permits.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field with a minimum of five years of full-time experience managing engineering design and construction projects.  Professional Engineering licensure in the State of Illinois (P.E) or ability to obtain a P.E. license within six months of employment is preferred.

Essential position requirements include excellent communication and organizational skills, detail-oriented, possess the ability to handle multiple and simultaneous projects and be able to develop positive working relationships with co-workers. Ideal candidate should possess comprehensive knowledge of the principals and practices of civil, municipal and transportation engineering as related to public improvements and be proficient using Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and surveying equipment. The candidate must have skill in preparing engineering plans, estimates and specifications for public improvement projects, have knowledge of modern construction practices and have the ability to prepare a variety of technical reports.  Experience with ArcGIS is a plus. 

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $79,684 to $105,735 with a starting salary DOQ. The Village provides an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance to include participation in IMRF. In addition, the Village offers flexible spending account plans for medical expenses, dependent care, public transportation and parking expenses. 

Selection Process:

An initial review of applications will take place on Friday, June 29th. Candidates should be prepared to undergo a pre-employment physical evaluation including a drug and alcohol screening, a thorough background investigation and driver’s license records check. Candidates must complete an employment application which may be downloaded from the Village’s website at and submit it along with a resume and cover letter electronically to Paper submissions will not be accepted. The position will remain open until filled. 

The Village of Wilmette is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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