Civil/Environmental Engineer

$65,000 - $117,000 yearly
  • City of Naperville
  • 3612 Plainfield-Naperville Road, Naperville, IL, USA
  • Jan 27, 2023
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Job Description

Naperville's Water and Wastewater Utility is one of the state’s largest combined utility systems, operating both a water distribution system and a sanitary district with wastewater treatment.. The City now seeks a Civil-Environmental Engineer for the Utilities’ Civil Environmental Engineering and Construction Management division.  

The Water and Wastewater Utility recently increased its Capital Improvement Program to $46 million for 2023, including $7.6 million annually in watermain replacement. The Wastewater Utility is also preparing for a large, once-in-a-career treatment plant expansion which will span the next 10 years.  The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with the design and construction of these improvements.  The chosen candidate will also promote the Utility’s interests when coordinating with other City departments (Transportation & Development, Public Works, our Electric utility, etc.) and with other governmental agencies (DuPage and Will Counties, IDOT, IL Tollway, the Forest Preserve, etc.) on their projects.  Job duties will include frequent local travel to city facilities and job sites within Naperville. 


Primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Designing and preparing construction documents for lift station, pump station, water main and sanitary sewer projects under Senior Civil-Environmental Engineer’s supervision;
  • Providing resident engineering and construction management for watermain and sanitary sewer construction projects;
  • Assisting Senior Civil-Environmental Engineers with more complex sanitary lift station, water supply and wastewater treatment project design and construction;
  • Review of engineering drawings of subdivisions and commercial development plans for water main and sanitary sewer system construction, material design and layout;  
  • Assist on updating of sanitary sewer and water system hydraulic models; and performing hydraulic network analysis of water distribution and sanitary sewer systems.

Flexible work schedules and remote work opportunities are available as appropriate.    


At a minimum, candidates must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a related field, and
  • 1 – 4 years (or more) of progressively responsible professional engineering experience
  • Strong skills in managing projects and in oral and written communications; problem-solving & conflict resolution are essential to success in this position.  
  • Applicants must display proven abilities to prepare comprehensive engineering plans, technical reports, and to read, analyze & interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, contract documents & specifications. 
  • PE license or ability to obtain.

This position requires a valid State of Illinois driver’s license and a good driving record.  Grow your career with Naperville!

Ideal candidates will possess experience with design and construction of lift station, pump station, water mains and sanitary sewer. They will have multi-discipline knowledge of general construction, site work, construction codes, and utilities.  Skills in Autodesk software are preferred, as are those in water and sewer hydraulic modeling software. 

Additional Information

The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago.  Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live.  The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area.  It’s also a great place to work!  Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.


Applications should be completed thoroughly, and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application but should be attached to the application.  Include all requested education, experience, attachments, and other information when applying. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. Notifications to applicants will be sent electronically to the email address provided in the application.



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