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Director of Operations, RainReady Program

The Center for Neighborhood Technology encourages applicants for the position of Director of Operations, RainReady Program. We anticipate hiring before the end of calendar year 2016.

The Program— RainReady is a suite of initiatives designed to help households, property owners and communities take action to prevent localized flooding.  Landscape modifications are a key element of the program. By “catching raindrops where they fall,” the likelihood of localized flooding is greatly reduced, resulting in reduced damages and costs, stabilized property values, reduced health risks, and increases in associated employment and business creation opportunities.

The programs that the Director of Operations would oversee, manage and expand include RainReady Home, a program to retrofit existing residential buildings with a package of decision support analysis (a site audit), financial assistance, and access to qualified contractors;  RainReady Communities, a protocol and technical assistance program to help communities set area-wide goals for addressing identified flooding risk problems and to assemble tools to meet these goals; MyRainReady, a personalized web-based calculator for individuals and households; and RainReady Neighbors, a platform for organizing concerned citizens and institutions within a flood-prone neighborhood to  take action. These programs and their supporting tools are described at www.rainready.org; and supportive research and publications are posted at http://www.cnt.org/water

Recognition— Each of these pilot programs is showing results, and CNT has been recognized with awards from the National Association of State Flood Plain Managers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.  It was featured this summer at White House Forums on Smart Finance for Disaster Resilience and on Climate Resilience Strategies, and was named last month as one of 15 Infrastructure Game Changers by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Challenge Ahead— We seek a person with strong operations management and program planning skills to take the RainReady program to scale and to commercialize it in a variety of ways.

Position Description— The RainReady program at CNT is supported by a Market Research & Innovation team and an Urban Analytics team.  We need a Director of Operations for RainReady that is capable of managing the existing program, expanding it over time, and commercializing any and all elements of it, working with the rest of the CNT leadership team.  Responsibilities include managing a staff of researchers, community organizers and program developers to ensure delivery of our existing program elements. The Director will also work with the CEO of CNT and other organization leaders to expand the program through a variety of strategic and innovative initiatives.

Qualifications and Competencies Sought

  • Five to ten years of program operations and development experience with skills in planning, scheduling, cost estimating, resource estimating and services delivery in any of the following— climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy , water supply management and planning, energy or water systems demand side management, stormwater utility systems planning, utility market and environmental analysis and planning, property casualty insurance product development and/or innovative community-based networks for local services delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate effectively as part of an agency wide management team, and to ensure delivery of a portfolio of innovations collaboratively
  • Excellent strategic planning and communications skills
  • Ability to manage operations within a real-word externally driven context within which standards setting and performance measurement, public policy and regulation, market development can be skillfully assembled to support program success
  • Possession of a baccalaureate or masters degree preferably with major coursework in Law, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other field related to provision of services designed to manage water resources sustainably.

About the Center for Neighborhood Technology - CNT was founded in 1978 and is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, whose mission is to advance urban sustainability and shared prosperity through initiatives in transportation, water, energy and the built environment. We coach city leaders, advise decision-makers, and find new ways to solve challenges. Our staff is located in Chicago and San Francisco. CNT is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send a resume with three references and contact information to:
Ms. Bridget Torres
Vice President, Talent & Culture
Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60647

Posted 1/17/17, Expires 2/17/17

City of Des Plaines

Position Announcement
Civil Engineer
Engineering Department

The City of Des Plaines is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Civil Engineer position in the Public Works and Engineering Department.

Position Duties and Responsibilities
The person would need to perform complex engineering work in providing office and field support for environmental, transportation, flood control, water, sewer, street and other municipal projects and programs; ensures technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria.

Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Public Works and Engineering. May exercise supervision over Engineering Division Personnel as assigned by supervisor. Please visit www.desplaines.org/jobs to view a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and requirements for this position.

Position Requirements
Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering along with three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in Civil Engineering or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted at the discretion of the hiring authority.

State of Illinois Certification as a Professional Engineer or ability to obtain Certification within twelve (12) months of hire date.

State of Illinois Class "D" Driver's License with a safe driving record.

The City of Des Plaines offers a competitive annual salary range of $67,182 - $90,897 for the Civil Engineer position (DOQ) plus benefits. Please visit www.desplaines.org/jobs to view a complete listing of all benefits offered for this position.

On-Line Application Process
Visit www.desplaines.org/jobs to process your on-line application. Please attach your cover letter, resume and a list of references to the on-line application before processing. The deadline date for this position is 01/16/17 at 11:59pm.

The City of Des Plaines is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Job Flyer

Posted 1/13/17, Expires 2/13/17

Come join the Farnsworth Group team and find out why our employees earned us the Great Place to Work certification! Farnsworth Group is a full-service engineering and architecture firm with offices and employment opportunities located throughout a nationwide network of offices. With a rich 125-year history, we are an employee-owned company that offers an impressive benefits and compensation program, in addition to excellent career development opportunities.  We are always looking for exceptional and talented employees who are passionate about their craft and the solutions we provide to our clients.  Give us a closer look and discover why we are a Great Place to Work! We have the following position available:

Sr. Civil Engineer
Indianapolis, IN or Champaign, IL

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Civil Engineer to join our team in our Indianapolis, IN or Champaign, IL office. Qualified candidates will work with private development clients, and municipalities to plan, design and manage the construction of water, storm water and other civil engineering projects. Other duties include: developing and mentoring staff, attending council/board meetings, communicating with clients, organizing and performing projects from inception to completion, preparation of project proposals and assisting with business development efforts.

Specific Requirements include:

  • BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering
  • 10 – 20 years of civil engineering experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License in IL or IN required and OH desired
  • Experience working with private development clients, and local and state government and special district organizations
  • Ability to effectively manage clients and participate in and lead business development activities
  • Strong team player that can manage and contribute to several projects simultaneously
  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D experience, required
  • Proven leadership skills with engineering staff and organizations
  • Strong presentation skills

We offer a competitive salary and benefits program that includes:

  • Medical/Dental Plans
  • Prescription Drug Program
  • Vision Plan
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Time-off Benefits

For immediate consideration please:

Please Apply Online by clicking on the link below:

Apply Online for Indianapolis, Indiana Position

Apply Online for Champaign Illinois Postion

or visit the Farnsworth Group website at www.f-w.com and click on the careers link.

or visit the Farnsworth Group website at www.f-w.com and click on the careers link.

Farnsworth Group, Inc. is proud to be a M/F Disabled and Veteran EEO/AA employer.

Job Flyer

Posted 1/6/17, Expires 2/6/17


Employment Duration: Full time

Pay Range: $49,085 D.O.Q

Shift: First Shift

Department: Planning and Development

Location: McHenry County Government Center

Job Code: new

# of openings: 1

Description: The McHenry County Department of Planning and Development Department is seeking qualified candidates for a Full Time Water Resources Specialist. Under general supervision, the Water Resources Specialist facilitates the regional management of the county’s water supply. Essential job functions include: facilitating implementation of the McHenry County Water Resources Action Plan (WRAP); organizing stakeholder meetings; managing federal and state grants; managing the county’s ground water and stream gage monitoring program; coordinating scientific studies; developing educational programs for children and adults; and preparing press releases, articles, and reports for publication.

The full job description is available on the Mchenry County employment website and interested candidates should apply on-line. Please attach a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 business references to your online application. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 3, 2017.

No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or disability.

Posted 12/4/16, Expires 1/4/17


FEMA is seeking talented men and women who are eager to assist disaster survivors as Reservist employees. In this role, you will have the opportunity to travel, receive training and build your professional network. Are you or someone you know looking for a rewarding intermittent work opportunity to assist disaster survivors when they are most in need? Then send your resume to fema-reservist-hiring-initiative@fema.dhs.gov.

FEMA Reservists are on-call employees who deploy, when activated, to support disaster operations. Each Reservist is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills or experience.

FEMA has the following Reservist job opportunities available:

  • Logistics Specialist (Warehouse Manager)
  • Systems Specialist (Database Manager)
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Floodplain Specialist
  • Media Relations
  • Intergovernmental Affairs

If you are interested in intermittent work and have experience in customer service, data entry, insurance processing, warehouse management, communications, or information technology, send your resume to fema-reservist-hiring-initiative@fema.dhs.gov. For additional information, please visit the FEMA Reservist Program page.

Posted 12/4/16, Expires 1/4/17

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

Job Flyer

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

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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