Capital Improvement Program Manager | Lake County Stormwater Management Commission

Posted on Apr 9, 2022

Starting Salary: $67,200 - $105,330

Employment Duration: 1 year

Job Summary: The general function of this position will be to provide project management and project support for the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission’s annual and long-term capital improvement program. As infrastructure ages and land development expands, LCSMC is meeting new demands for flood mitigation and water quality improvement for the County’s regionally recognized surface water resources. This position will support LCSMC by utilizing project management tools, as well as managing consultant relationships and supporting review of performance metrics to maintain accountability and tell our success story.

A successful candidate must possess strong communications skills, as the position will participate in outreach and communications to the public, stakeholders, and other Federal, State and Local government entities. Direct experience with briefing policy-makers, leading public forums, and effective messaging to project partners is preferred. The position is under general direction. Supervision will be exercised over consultants and contractors, and the Capital Improvement Project Manager will participate and coordinate field inspection and construction management oversight. This position will align resources with projects and ensure consistent application of standards and processes.

Additional responsibilities include performing work of considerable difficulty in directing and performing a variety of complex engineering and project management assignments related to surface water grey and green infrastructure. This position is responsible for performing technical work in connection with the investigation, review, planning, design, construction and maintenance of various aspects of infrastructure improvements.

The applicant must have thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, the ability to organize project documentation, to schedule and conduct meetings, gather, organize, and analyze data or information related to the assigned projects, manage preliminary and final design projects, review pay estimates and invoices, review design plans for regulatory conformance, and summarize technical information concisely for public consumption.  You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build working relationships with employees, county departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

To be successful in this role you should have a bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental, Construction or Municipal Engineering or related field and at least 4 years of related experience. Previous work or knowledge related to surface water resources, infrastructure, underground construction, or consulting engineering a plus, as is direct management of a capital improvement program. Possession of a Professional Engineer (PE) license from the State of Illinois is required. You must also possess a valid Driver’s License, supplemented by a satisfactory driving record.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular




500 W. Winchester Road
Suite 201
Libertyville, IL 60048
United States

How to apply

Cover letter, resume, and professional references may be sent to until April 30, 2022.

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