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Duties: Under immediate supervision, performs entry level structural engineering work in the design of steel, wood and reinforced concrete structures. May supervise sub-professional personnel.

Minimum Requirements: Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university majoring in civil or structural engineering.
An applicant who can demonstrate the likelihood of receiving the required degree by the qualification date may be admitted to the examination process. Candidates so admitted, who are successful in the examination process, may not be appointed until evidence is provided that the requirements were fulfilled by the qualification date. A four-year accredited college or university is interpreted to mean accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Effective October 31, 2006, foreign-educated applicants must produce a satisfactory assessment of their academic qualifications by the Center for Professional Engineering Education Services (CPEES), a unit of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), or present an undergraduate degree from a school that is recognized by the Washington Accord. Prior to October 31, 2006, assessment by the Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI) was deemed qualifying. The NCEES assessment and any additional coursework used to correct deficiencies must be completed by the qualification date.

Examination: The examination will consist of a training and experience evaluation weighted 100%. The minimum passing score on the training and experience evaluation will be 70% unless determined otherwise by the Director of Human Resources. Candidates must achieve a passing score to have their names placed on the eligible list.

Examination Process: All applicants will be advised by email if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by Friday, May 28, 2021 should contact the Employee Selection Office at (312) 751-5100.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION: The training and experience evaluation can be completed, along with successfully submitting an application, by going to Please be sure to answer all of the questions listed and to enter in all of your education and experience.

Qualified candidates will be placed on an eligible list that MWRD will use to fill vacancies for the next year. Vacancies may occur at any of our work locations in Cook County, IL. Main office building and plant addresses are listed in this posting. Please see for more info.