Employment with the Village of Gurnee


The Village of Gurnee is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding employment. The Village encourages qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and non-discrimination to apply for available positions.

Applicants for employment can view the FMLA poster here.

Applications are accepted only in response to posted vacancies. If there is a position you would like to apply for, please review the job advertisement and follow the application instructions. Please note during high volume recruitments, Village staff may contact only candidates under consideration for a position. Questions? Email the Human Resources Department.

Current Openings

Civil Engineer


This is an entry level, professional position responsible for the initiation, design management, and supervision of the construction of public improvements.


General Minimum Requirements

Valid drivers’ license.

Completion of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or related curriculum.

1 – 3 years’ experience performing comparable municipal civil engineering work.

State of Illinois Engineer Intern License is preferred or obtain license within 12 months from hire.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines.  Other combinations of education and experience, such as internship or private consulting experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job, may be considered.

General Position Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager in the planning, design, construction and inspection of a variety of public works projects; prepares preliminary cost estimates; works with consultants in coordinating designs; prepares bid documents; manages projects from design to completion of construction; gives technical engineering advice to associates.

Reviews plans, plats and construction drawings submitted by developers for compliance with standards and codes; reviews work in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with plans.

Administers utility permit issuance and construction program for utility improvements within the right-of-way.  Communicates with residents and the general public regarding construction projects and individual property concerns. 

The Civil Engineer can expect to work closely with the Assistant Village Engineer, contract employees and other staff on capital improvement projects as outlined in the Village’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  The Civil Engineer is expected to have knowledge of and be able to manage various phases of capital projects. 

The Village is seeking candidates with experience in roadway construction, utility, and drainage improvements.  The ideal candidate will have the desire and experience to perform professional level engineering work including project design, planning, and construction. 

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the Application for Employment (download from link below).  Submit a cover letter, detailed resume and the application to Human Resources, chrisn@village.gurnee.il.us, Subject:  Civil Engineer.  Interested candidates are highly encouraged to apply by March 20, 2020; position will remain open until filled. Offer of employment contingent on background and post offer medical, including drug screen.

Pay Range:

Annual base starting salary $80,505; full time position plus full benefits. 



Minimum Qualifications: