Water Resources Professional | Lake County Stormwater Management Commission

Posted on Mar 13, 2023

This is a full-time, exempt position as a Water Resources Professional with the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC). This position is responsible for various surface water resources, project management and project support functions for SMC’s capital improvement program. This position performs work of considerable difficulty applying project management and surface water resources knowledge and skills to stormwater infrastructure projects.  The position includes technical and administrative work and involves the development of plans, studies and projects; the pursuit and administration of grants; and project management services for capital improvement projects.  Under general direction from the Capital Improvement Program Manager, this Water Resources Professional position is responsible for the following:

Essential Functions

  • Act as project coordinator for studies, plans and projects to reduce and prevent flooding and manage stormwater quality. 
  • Coordinate with and manage the activities of consulting engineers, inspectors, contractors and local agencies, including design phases, field inspection, and construction management oversight.
  • Manage grants, consultant and construction contracts; includes proposal development, contract award, contract development, contract management, tracking critical path items as well as overall project management.
  • Perform work of variable difficulty to perform a variety of complex assignments related to civil engineering, construction management oversight, and field inspections. This includes investigation, review, planning, design, construction and maintenance of various aspects of stormwater infrastructure improvements.
  • Organize and manage project documentation, analyze data, manage preliminary and final design projects, review constructability of plan sets, review pay estimates and invoices, and review plans for code conformance. 
  • Provide outreach and communications to the SMC Board, the public, stakeholders, consultants, contractors and other government entities. Schedules and conduct meetings, summarizes technical information concisely for public consumption and makes presentations.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required

  • Previous work or knowledge related to surface water resources, infrastructure, underground construction, or consulting engineering, a plus.
  • Knowledge of preparation, application and review of contract documents, bonding and insurance requirements, and lien waivers.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills with experience in leading discussions in a public forum.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of stormwater management, watershed master planning and flood damage mitigation.
  • Ability to prepare and review complex planning/engineering studies and technical reports.
  • Ability to initiate, manage and complete projects with limited supervision with a high level of project management skills.
  • Ability to work well with staff, personnel, supervisors, public officials, advisory committees and members of the general public.
  • Desire to continue professional development.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking through wet uneven terrain, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or stretching.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs at a time.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Supplemental Information

The primary responsibility of this position will be supporting all aspects of the Stormwater Management Commission’s Capital Improvement Program. Employment duration is subject to available Capital Improvement Program funding.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.  Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!  
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Salary: $69,153.94 - $78,960.82

Employees who meet eligibility requirements will have access to Lake County's competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, pension, deferred compensation plans, transportation, and so much more!
To learn more details, visit our Benefits Page


500 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
United States

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