Engineer III

Application deadline:

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 4:30pm


City of Danville


The Engineer III participates and leads efforts in survey, concept design, construction observation, engineering design, inventory management, utility coordination, construction documentation, consultant oversight, project management, cost estimating, report generation, studies, permitting, and agency coordination, economic development, grant solicitations, budgeting, departmental management. The Engineer III is a resource for implementing, clarifying, and creating departmental standards.


Required SkillsThe following skills are basic to the functions of this position:  

  • Advanced proficiency level utilizing Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook; AutoCAD or MicroStation; the Internet.
  • Advanced math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, interest, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, algebra, and similar concepts.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Working knowledge of surveying equipment and material testing equipment.
  • Advanced CADD skills and software customization.
  • Survey data manipulation and management, construction documentation systems, software and hardware selection.


Required LicensesThe person holding this position must have the following licenses: 

  • Illinois Class D Vehicle Operators License.
  • Engineer in Training.


Qualifications:  The following are considered as minimum qualifications.  Extensive related

experience will be considered in lieu of these position requirements if they represent similar skills, knowledge, and levels of responsibility.   In addition to demonstrated competency in the experience items listed below; an Engineer III establishes and enforces departmental standards and policies.  The Engineer III supervises complex projects and has technical expertise in one or more areas of municipal engineering.

            Education:  The minimum educational requirements for this position are:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or similar field with related work experience. Performs continuing education requirements to maintain certifications and to gain technical expertise.

            Experience: Candidates for this position must possess the following experience, or experience deemed to be equivalent to the following:        

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience and have a general knowledge of municipal engineering concepts.
  • Relevant college coursework and continuing education certifications.
  • Project design support and construction inspection/documentation.
  • Quantity computations, material testing, cost estimating, and man-hour projections
  • Project engineering and project management.
  • Resident construction engineering and survey chief.
  • Design computations.
  • Public involvement, dispute resolutions.
  • Programming and design expertise.
  • Staff supervision, budgeting and budgeting projections.
  • Grant writing and administration, economic development and public involvement programs.
  • QA/QC review of departmental work product.


Applications can be found on the City website,, and may be mailed to the City of Danville Personnel Office, 17 W. Main Street, Danville, IL 61832.


Personnel Office: (217)431-2300  Fax: (217)431-2202




Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday



Years of experience: 

  • 5 - 10 years


62,000 - 93,000

Required degree level: 

  • Bachelor's degree


The City of Danville offers a comprehensive benefit package including: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Earned Time Leave.