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Division of Illinois State Water Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Water Survey of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a leader in the study of water resources for more than a century. Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment.

The Coordinated Hazardous Assessment Mapping Program (CHAMP) is looking to fill the vacancy of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer or Staff Engineer based upon duties, qualifications, and experience. The primary function of both will be to conduct and/or review hydrologic and hydraulic studies, communicate results, and prepare technical reports. The Staff Engineer will be required to manage projects and solicit external funding through proposal preparation in addition to what is listed above.

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer-Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct hydrologic and hydraulic studies using computer models and data research/capture, following applicable standards and data capture protocols. Projects may use both steady and unsteady computational modes. Use a variety of software including, but not limited to, HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and ArcGIS.
  • Prepare publication-ready profiles, tables, maps, technical reports, and other modes to disseminate technical results, data research, model development, and methodology, meeting applicable standards.
  • Coordinate the distribution of responsibilities with project team, engineers, and GIS Specialists.
  • Interact with project team, agency staff, local officials, private consulting engineers, and the general public, including participation in and contribution of input to meetings regarding collaborative efforts.
  • Other related duties as assigned and special projects to further the mission of the unit as needed.

Staff Engineer-Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and manage hydrologic and hydraulic studies using computer models and data research/capture, following applicable standards and data capture protocols. Projects may use both steady and unsteady state computational models. Use a variety of software including, but not limited to, HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and ArcGIS
  • Prepare publication-ready profiles, tables, maps, and other mediums to communicate technical results, data research, model development, and methodology, meeting applicable standards.
  • Prepare technical reports to document and disseminate scientific results
  • Supervise assigned H&H Engineers and/or student employees, including task assignment, ongoing performance management and evaluation, mentoring, and leave/travel approval
  • Contribute to proposals seeking external funding to conduct hydrologic and hydraulic modeling studies and related scientific areas, including estimating staff time and material needs
  • Participate in and/or lead team meetings and meetings with agency staff, local officials, and private consulting engineers regarding collaborative efforts on studies/projects being conducted
  • Coordinate with GIS team members and may serve as a project lead, developing workflow and protocols
  • Organize and conduct meetings with local officials, private consulting engineers and other agency staff involved with the project
  • Other duties as assigned and needed

Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Education Required:
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Civil, Water Resources, Environmental or similar curriculum) with coursework in hydrology and hydraulics. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending upon the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to the position. Course work (or equivalent work experience) using HEC-HMS and/or HEC-RAS or similar software and familiarity with ArcGIS.
Preferred: Master of Science and additional coursework in GIS, urban storm water management; engineering economics, statistics.

Experience Required: H&H Engineer: Minimum of 1 year of applicable professional experience (or coursework equivalent). Staff Engineer: Minimum of two years applicable experience. Experience using HEC-HMS and/or HED-RAS or similar software required.
Preferred: H&H Engineer: Course work and/or work experience with ArcGIS and GIS data sets such as hydrography, topography, DEMs desirable. Staff Engineer: ArcGIS experience using data sets such as hydrography, topography, and DEMs.

Training Required: H&H Engineer and Staff Engineer: Must have passed the Fundamental of Engineering Exam and be an Engineer in training (EIT) Illinois. Must attain Certification as Floodplain Manager within one year of employment.
Preferred: Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager is very desirable.

Knowledge Required: H&H Engineer and Staff Engineer: Solid understanding of the fundamentals of surface water hydrology and hydraulics. Effective communication, organizational, personal relations, technical writing skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and a team member with minimal supervision. Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities in a fastpaced environment. Staff Engineer: Familiarity with ArcGIS or similar software. Work effectively as team member/leader.
Preferred: H&H Engineer and Staff Engineer: Knowledge of HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HECGeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and/or SWMM. Familiarity with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Studies, and technical guidelines helpful. Working knowledge of ArcGIS 10 or higher.

Proposed start date: as soon as possible after close, or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Salary: is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment status: full-time, grant/contract funded, benefits eligible, academic professional position. Application procedures: Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, CV/resume, and the contact information for three professional references must be received by September 30, 2016. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Hannah Dorsey at (217) 333-4978 or hdorsey@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity

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Posted 9/26/16, Expires 10/26/16


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is inviting applications for the following positions:

Position Title: Civil Engineer Trainee          Monthly Salary Range: $4275 - $5960
Position Location: Office of Water Resources, 2050 West Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL (DuPage County)
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, 1 hour lunch, Saturday and Sunday off


Description of Duties:

Under immediate supervision, assists in the engineering review of permit applications for construction in and along the waters and regulated floodplains of the state; inspects proposed and approved construction.

Desirable Education, Training and Experience:

Requires a four year degree from an accredited college in engineering, or knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college in engineering. Emphasis on water resources and engineer in training license in Illinois is preferred.

Where to Apply: Loren Wobig One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702 217-782-9130


Name Address Phone

Bargaining unit employees interested in bidding for this position should complete a Bid Form, attach it to an application, and submit it directly to the name and address listed above. Bid Forms may be obtained at any Department of Natural Resources facility. Employees wishing to transfer must submit a Transfer Request before the last date to apply, listed below.

*NOTE: In addition, employees who are interested in a promotion into this position must have a promotional grade. If you do not already have a promotional grade for this title, complete a Promotional Examination Application(CMS100B) and sent it directly to the Examining Division, 500 William G. Stratton Building, Springfield, Illinois 62706. In order to be considered for this vacancy, the CMS100B must be mailed to the Examining Division no later than the date listed below as the last day to apply.

The Department of Natural Resources does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, handicap, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical stature and/or any non-merit factor in admission, treatment or employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution. The Equal Employment Opportunity Office is responsible for compliance and may be reached at 217/785-0067.

DATE POSTED: August 29, 2016 LAST DAY TO APPLY: September 12, 2016

Job Flyer

Posted 8/29/16, Expires 9/12/16


Closing Date: When Filled
Salary: $20.20 - $24.00/hr. commensurate with relevant work experience
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S Eagle St, Naperville, IL
Department: Transportation, Engineering and Development

Job Description:

The City of Naperville’s Department of Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) seeks a talented professional to join its Engineering Technician team, performing vital support functions related to City development, new construction, and municipal maintenance improvement programs. To better round out our Tech team’s skillsets, here we seek someone possessing knowledge and understanding of erosion, sediment, and storm water regulations.


The Engineering Technician inputs and manages data on computer systems; assists with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) development, editing and implementation; and coordinates work with other personnel in a team environment. Duties include technical support in the development, implementation and oversight of various public or private new construction, maintenance and improvement programs for the City’s infrastructure. You will become a vital member of the department’s technical team, supporting the Engineering, Development, Transportation and Planning groups. The Engineering Technician is responsible for implementing processes to gather, track and update data. The position performs surveying field work and improves the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) application, operation and maintenance.


Minimum position requirements include two years related of college or post-high school vocational education; two years work experience in a related field, and knowledge and understanding of erosion, sediment, and stormwater regulations. A valid State of Illinois Driver's License is required, and a work record of consistent reliability, accuracy & attention to detail is a must.

Candidates receiving the most consideration will: be proficient with (ESRI) GIS software; have knowledge of construction materials/methods; be skilled in the use of surveying & drafting equipment, and in AutoCAD; possess advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications (including Access); and have proven abilities to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), to work independently and maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers.

The ideal candidate will possess or be working toward CESSWI certification, and demonstrate knowledge of storm water and water quality regulations, engineering design/review and/or site development & permitting processes.

Additional Information:

The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 146,000 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.  In return for your “great service all the time,” we’ll provide you with a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, a competitive benefits package, and free access to the Municipal Center employee fitness center.

APPLY AT: http://www.naperville.il.us/careers/, click on “find employment opportunities” then scroll down to ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN-Storm Water and apply.

Job Flyer

Posted 8/19/16, Expires 9/19/16

Gewalt Hamilton Associates is looking for an experienced Civil Engineer. The Civil Engineer will perform engineering design, modeling and permitting tasks for site design, roadway, storm and sanitary sewer projects, water main improvements, stormwater management and water resource improvements.

In addition, the candidate shall:

  • Be responsible for various engineering tasks related to project studies, designs and development of contract bid documents
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, and permits for projects.
  • Prepare design computations and quantity estimates.
  • Stormwater system design and analysis including detention, conveyance system and stormwater quality BMPs.
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and preparation of drainage/hydraulic reports related to site and roadway improvement projects.
  • Perform computer drafting on projects with AutoCAD program.
  • Coordinate project assignments with other engineers and technicians within the Division.

Required Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • 3 to 8 years of directly civil engineering, municipal engineering or design experience.
  • Engineering Intern (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Illinois.
  • Proficiency with federal, state, and local stormwater and floodplain permitting and experience in obtaining various permits.
  • Experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and design of stormwater management systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following engineering design and office software:
    • AutoCAD or Microstation
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
    • GIS
  • Demonstrated proficiency in stormwater modeling software such as:
    • PondPack or TR20
    • XPSWMM

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision and as part of a larger team
  • Self-starting, detail-oriented individual, with organizational and interpersonal skills essential.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed oral instructions.
  • A strong work ethic with the desire to learn and achieve.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines.

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume to


Job Flyer

Posted 9/20/16, Expires 10/20/16


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