This full time position will be responsible for Civil Engineering work related to the review of design and construction plans, including areas related to water service, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, road and street systems and traffic control.
The City Engineer oversees the Capital Improvement Program and is responsible for coordinating with the Public Works Director for transportation management, planning and traffic control. Resolving customer concerns pertaining to streets, water, sewer and storm drainage systems will be necessary. The successful candidate will have the ability to conceive and implement new procedures, standards and regulations, and to work successfully with other City staff, elected officials, contractors, consultants and citizens.
A degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program and the ability to obtain a PE within six months of hire is required. A minimum of four years of progressive responsibility in design and implementation of municipal projects including roadwork and water and sewer utility experience is also necessary. The successful candidate will have knowledge of IL Dept. of Transportation MFT and federal programs. Must have a minimum of two (2) years supervisory/leadership experience.
The City of Freeport is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran, or marital status.
The City of Freeport is an historic community in northwestern Illinois. It is located 25 miles west of Rockford, 20 miles south of the Wisconsin border and is easily accessible to major metropolitan areas in every direction. Freeport is the site of the famous 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debate, and is home to several Fortune 500 companies. Freeport combines history and progress in an area offering both urban and rural living.