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Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District (FCWRD) is currently seeking a full-time experienced Engineer. This position offers great opportunity for a dynamic, motivated, self-starter, to work on a variety of assignments with lead responsibility for all aspects of wastewater and collection systems engineering.  This position performs a variety of tasks aimed at the operation maintenance and administration of the District.

The ideal candidate will possess an outstanding work ethic, positive attitude, and be self-motivated. They will have  a demonstrated ability in all aspects of wastewater planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, customer service and regulatory compliance. Must have excellent written and oral communication, along with a professional attitude and appearance. Must be able to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationship with co-workers, contractors, builders, and the public. A Job Description is provided for additional detail.


FCWRD is a Sanitary District created under the Illinois Sanitary District Act of 1917.  The District has responsibility for collecting and treating flow from a sewer system within an established Facility Planning Area (FPA) in the Southeast corner of DuPage County primarily, with portions in the western edge of Cook County.  The sewer system covers an area of approximately 27 square miles and collects sanitary waste from approximately 100,000 Population Equivalents.  The District owns and operates 21 Lift Stations and a 12 MGD Treatment Plant that is equipped with separate excess flow treatment facilities.  The collection system is comprised of both separate and combined sewers and consists of approximately 300 miles of pipe with approximately 250 miles of separate sanitary sewers owned by the District and 50 miles of combined sewers owned by the Village of Hinsdale. 

FCWRD is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Experience and Education 

A combination of approximately 10 years of education and experience in the operation, maintenance, planning, design and construction of wastewater treatment and sanitary sewer systems.  Possession of a Professional Engineers License in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain.  Possession of an Illinois Wastewater Operators Certification, or the ability to obtain.


The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience. FCWRD maintains a generous benefit package including health insurance, employer contribution to a health retirement account, dental and vision plan, employer-paid life insurance and other optional programs. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan. FCWRD also provides for paid vacation, personal days, and holidays.

To Apply

Resumes from interested candidates, including at least three (3) professional references or letters of recommendation, shall be emailed to the Executive Director Mr. James Liubicich P.E. at . The deadline for receipt is Sunday August 29, 2021



Job Description



Performs a wide variety of engineering duties involving wastewater treatment and collection systems, including coordination of design with outside consultants, supervision of project management, inspection and analysis of plant operations and implementation of process improvements; serves as a technical resource and advisor to assigned plant systems, and projects/programs; assists and provides advice for treatment plant and collection system repair work; and performs related work as required.  Reports directly to the Executive Director.


The following duties and responsibilities are typical for this job.  Incumbents may not perform and have all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform or have additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Oversee the preparation and review of contract specifications and reports by outside design consultants.
  • Assist in the review of proposals for design and construction contracts.
  • Oversee project management functions, and review and track the progress and work of consultants and contractors, ensuring project progress and completion in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical  leadership  and  expertise  in  construction  and  design  projects  and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure established District standards, policies and procedures, and engineering best practices are consistently applied.
  • Prepare a variety of administrative, and technical reports, memos, letters, and other related correspondence.
  • Work closely with all District Staff as Senior Leadership. Represent the District diplomatically with all entities for needs.
  • Inspect, diagnose, and develop corrective action plans for wastewater treatment plant, pump stations, and collection systems for operation and maintenance problems.
  • Review plans and technical specifications and provide input on functional aspects of proposed plant and collection facilities as well as rehabilitation projects.
  • Review plants, pump stations, and collection system processes, discuss with staff how to take or direct corrective action, and coordinate operational and/or maintenance activities to optimize the wastewater process.
  • Perform engineering calculations and analysis for project and process monitoring and control, and equipment replacement.
  • Coordinate projects   with other governmental agencies   regarding   preliminary   negotiation, agreement development, right of way requirements, regional approval, and plan review.
  • Provide support to District maintenance and operations sections, including field work and emergency response as may be required.
  • Functional lead for plan reviews for the collection system regulatory programs.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Modern and  complex  principles  and  practices  of  civil,  electrical,  mechanical,  environmental, structural, or control systems engineering.
  • Principles, practices, policies, and procedures of construction and project management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Operations of wastewater management systems and flow regimes.
  • Methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis.
  • Project management and contract negotiation and administration principles and techniques.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to wastewater treatment operations.
  • Modern office  practices  and  technology,  including  personal  computer  hardware  and  software applications related to the work, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs.
  • Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering.
  • Principles of advanced mathematics and their application to engineering work.
  • Principles of chemistry and biology as applied to wastewater treatment.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff.

Ability to:

  • Demonstrate safe work practices and procedures in the workplace.
  • Resolve conflict through supervision in establishing workable solutions and alternative approaches.
  • Research engineering and design issues, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare and present effective staff reports.
  • Provide guidance and training to less experienced staff.


  • A four year college degree in engineering from an accredited university.
  • Possession of a Professional Engineer license issued by the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience in the wastewater treatment field.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain within one year of appointment an IEPA Grade I Wastewater Operators Certification.


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect District development sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.   Employees may work in the field and occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57964049
  • Location:
    Burr Ridge, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Engineer
  • Company Name: FCWRD
  • Industry: Government/Regulatory Agency
  • Job Function: Environmental - Wastewater
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $75,000.00 - $150,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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