Engineer III

Application deadline:

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 4:30pm


City of Danville


The Engineer III participates and leads efforts in capital planning, asset management, survey, concept design, construction observation, engineering design, utility coordination, construction documentation, consultant oversight, project management, cost estimating, report generation, studies, permitting, agency coordination, economic development, grant solicitations, budgeting, and departmental management. The Engineer III does not require regular supervision and is a resource for implementing, clarifying, and creating departmental standards.




Qualifications:  The following are considered as comprehensive qualifications.  Applicants need not have every qualification listed but should generally possess a wide array of these qualifications and skills.  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, which may include sanitary sewers, drainage/storm water management, roadways, pedestrian facilities, or bridges.


            Education:  The minimum educational requirements for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s 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:        

  • Ideally 10+ years working experience, but a minimum of 5, and 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 and public dispute resolutions.
  • Project planning and design expertise.
  • Staff supervision, budgeting, and budgeting projections.
  • Grant writing and administration, economic development, and public involvement programs.
  • Management/administration of projects involving MFT and IEPA SRF funding
  • QA/QC review of departmental work product.


Skills:  The 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 Licenses:  The person holding this position must have the following licenses: 

  • Illinois Class D Vehicle Operators License.
  • Professional engineering license in Illinois.


Residency Requirements:  Employees of the City of Danville must establish their principal residence in Illinois, within five miles of the City of Danville corporate limits within six months following successful completion of their probationary period.


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.



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.