The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District is seeking qualified candidates for Project Engineer. This position will help develop, direct, and oversee capital improvement projects including plant, equipment, or grounds improvements, extension and major repairs of sewer systems, and process redesign. It will also assist with the permitting process to ensure compliance with ordinances, codes, and policies.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Civil, or other related engineering field. This position reports to the Director of Engineering and has the potential for advancement within 2 years. A minimum of 5 years work experience in the field is strongly preferred, but a candidate with less experience may be considered. The position also requires a comprehensive knowledge of engineering as applied to the construction, operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities and sewer systems. Prior oversight of contractors and support staff and development of projects for the public sector is preferred. Experience with ArcGIS Desktop, survey data collection, and Innovyze hydraulic modeling software is highly preferred. If the candidate is not currently a registered professional engineer, this must be obtained within 2 years of hire.
The District offers a competitive benefits package. Medical, dental, and life insurance are effective on the first day of employment. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.
Resumes will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. CDT on May 25, 2018. More information about the position may be found at www.u-csd.com.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:
Work requires a thorough knowledge of the English language, business arithmetic, and basic management. Comprehensive knowledge of civil and sanitary engineering as applied to development and construction of sewer systems and plant operation is required. Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Sanitary, Environmental Engineering or other related technical engineering field required. Must be licensed as Illinois Registered Professional Engineer or be able to obtain this within 5 years of hire.
A minimum of 5 years previous experience in environmental, civil, or other relevant technical field of engineering is strongly preferred. Previous project development experience is required. Previous supervisory experience of support staff is preferred.
Work requires proficiency in Microsoft Office. Work requires ability to efficiently utilize specialized software programs related to areas of responsibility. Experience with ArcGIS, survey data collection, Innovyze hydraulic modeling software programs is preferred.
Work requires ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Work requires ability to maintain confidentiality related to work performed for District management.
Work requires strong interpersonal skills to supervise and delegate assignments to management and hourly staff. Work requires strong interpersonal skills to courteously, effectively, and tactfully communicate and work with contacts both within and outside the organization.
Work requires strong analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail.
Work requires current Class D driver’s license, a safe driving record, and the ability to be covered by District vehicle insurance
Work requires ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 5 pounds on a daily basis and up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Work requires ability to reach and grab with arms and hands from knees to shoulders on a regular basis. Work requires manual dexterity in order to review and process documents.
Work requires ability to climb ladders and stairs on an occasional basis while reviewing projects and/or operational processes at both plants. Work requires the ability to walk around plant or constructions sites on an occasional basis. Work requires ability to walk over rough terrain and uneven surfaces in all types of weather conditions on an occasional basis.
Work requires ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy on an ongoing basis.
Work requires the ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to enter, transform, receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on an ongoing basis.
All employee must live within 20 miles of the District boundaries or relocate to within the boundaries within 6 months of employment.
About Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District
The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District operates 2 plants and 27 lift stations with a combined 25.3 m.g.d. design capacity that treat wastewater for Urbana, Champaign, Savoy, Bondville, and the University of Illinois. UCSD has entered into an agreement with Cronus Chemicals, LLC (a $1.2 billion urea fertilizer company in Tuscola, IL) to provide 6.3 mgd of effluent. This will protect the Mahomet Aquifer, the primary source of drinking water in East Central IL. Construction on the Cronus project is expected to run from 2016 - 2019. UCSD has already constructed an interceptor and lift station for this project and several other projects will begin after the Cronus construction is begun.