The Village of Tinley Park (population approx. 57,000) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Staff Engineer in the Public Works Department. This position performs technical engineering reviews and inspections while maintaining all phases of the Village’s capital improvement projects, new construction and road projects. This position reviews engineering plans for street and road projects, plats, permits, applications for storm water management and other legal documents for compliance with all relevant codes, bylaws and regulations and acceptable engineering practices; conducts plan review and inspection, provides project management, asset management and analyzes data to determine that requirements meet engineering objectives and comply with all current codes, ordinances and criteria. This position works closely with the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission to ensure that projects are ready for appropriate review and implementation. This position reports directly to the Public Works Assistant Director.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering and Professional Engineer certification and/or license in the State of Illinois;
Must have seven (7) to ten (10) years of civil engineering/municipal engineering experience. Experience working with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County, and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District preferred.
Familiarity with an asset management software a plus.
Valid Driver’s License.
Residency Requirement: All full-time employees, as a condition of employment and continued employment, are required to reside within the planning area as defined in the Village’s comprehensive plan within twelve (12) months of the date of hire.
Additional Salary Information: plus generous benefit package including health/dental insurance, IMRF, Life Insurance and other optional programs including deferred compensation.
The Village of Tinley Park is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest, and it’s easy to understand why so many people want to call Tinley Park home.
The Village is ideally located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, where residents can find that perfect balance of small-town charm and big-city amenities. With a population of approximately 57,000, the Village is not exactly a small tow...n, but it maintains the sense of community found in towns with much smaller populations.
Recently, Tinley Park was named “The Best Place to Raise Your Kids in Illinois” by BusinessWeek magazine, and that title really says it all. According to the magazine, “Safety, along with school test scores, air quality, and affordability, were weighted especially highly in this year’s calculations. But we also considered job growth, diversity, and amenities such as museums, parks, and theaters.”
Real estate research blog Movoto recently released a study naming Tinley Park the ninth-best “small” city in America in which to move. The study utilized demographic and other data the site collected from about 100 U.S. cities with populations of less than 60,000. Six criteria in total were surveyed, including cost of living, crime, median household income, unemployment rate, median home price and homes for sale per capita.
Tinley Park is a great place to call home or just to come for a visit. With leading entertainment venues, a thriving business community, top-rated schools and an ideal location, it’s tough to beat life in Tinley Park.