Civil Engineer III | Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Office of Water Resources

Posted on Sep 11, 2023

Position Overview
This position will serve as a Dam Safety Engineer to perform highly technical civil engineering
duties including processing applications, advises management on assessments, communicates safety
practices, develops presentations and project results, completes required Dam Safety Grant
paperwork, and travels throughout the state to make field investigations; will make inspections on
dams and appurtenant structures.

Job Responsibilities
1. Under general direction, performs highly technical civil engineering duties of a professional
• Performs and reviews engineering computations in support of projects involving such elements as
flood control, drainage, water supply and demand, low flow augmentation, irrigation, stream bank
protection, environmental restoration, and recreation analysis
• Computes such items as: channel discharges, river stages, watershed runoff, estimates of volumes
and areas, estimates of cuts and fills and structural stress and strain analysis
• Prepares engineering report and advises management of findings
• Reviews and prepares construction plans, specifications and cost estimates for permit
• Analyze work for technical adequacy and presented to the Dam Safety Engineer for review

2. Advises management regarding hydrologic, hydraulic, economic flood damage assessment, and
structural analysis computer models:
• Develops the selected models, and presents models and results to the Dam Safety Engineer for

3. Travels throughout the state to make field investigations:
• Collects data for assigned projects, including river stages, precipitation, high water
information, previous computations, field site information, maps and other drawings

4. Communicates with various individuals on safety practices:
• Develops working relations with OWR employees, and other Departmental and non-Departmental
• Complies with all Departmental safety rules, practices and policies and helps to ensure safety
compliance by other co-workers

5. Participates in engineering and computer training programs which develop engineering and
computer application expertise

6. Develops and assists with the presentation of study and project results to superiors and general
• Responds to public requests for information related to projects

7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the
duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from a college or university program accredited by
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
2. Requires three years of experience in civil or water resource engineering; or three years of
experience in the Civil Engineer series

Preferred Qualifications
1. Two (2) years of extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil or water resource
engineering methods and techniques as related to the planning, construction, design, regulatory
review, and maintenance of public works projects
2. Two (2) years of extensive knowledge of material testing procedures used in civil or water
resource engineering
3. Two (2) years of experience monitoring and direct the work of contractors, work crews and
members of various trades
4. Two (2) years of experience clearly and accurately presenting data in detailed technical reports
for assigned projects
5. Two (2) years of experience producing technical engineering computations, to design difficult
engineering projects, to complete engineering plans and to conduct engineering studies
6. Two (2) years of experience effectively using various engineering instruments and testing
7. Two (2) years of experience complying with all agency rules, regulations, policies, and
8. Two (2) years of experience establishing effective working relationships with agency staff and
members of other professions or trades.

Employment Conditions
All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without
reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position.
1. Ability to pass background check
2. Valid driver's license
3. Ability to travel
4. Possession of an Engineer Intern (El) certification

Salary and Benefits

Agency : Department of Natural Resources
Closing Date/Time: 09/26/2023
Salary: $5,647.00 - $9,360.00 per month



1 Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702
United States

How to apply

Agency : Department of Natural Resources
Closing Date/Time: 09/26/2023
Salary: $5,647.00 - $9,360.00 per month
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: NR916 - Protech Teamsters

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining
agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.
All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website.
State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the
SuccessFactors employee career portal.
Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be

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