County Highway Engineer

  • 309 W Market St, Jonesboro, IL 62952, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

This position will perform all services and acts reasonably necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of County Engineer as described in the Illinois Highway Code (605 ILCS 5).

Job Description

a. Prepare or cause to be prepared, plans, specifications, and estimates for all bridges and culverts to be built by the County, and to supervise the construction of all bridges and culverts.

b. Act for the County in all matters relating to the supervision of the construction or maintenance of any highway constructed or maintained in who or in part at the expense of the County.

c. Advise and direct the Union County Board of Commissioners, when requested in writing, as to the best methods of construction, repair or maintenance of township and district roads.

d. Prepare or cause to be prepared all maps, plans, specifications and estimates of costs needed in order to comply with the provisions of Section 6-701.1 of the Illinois Complied Statutes.

e. Supervise the construction and maintenance of all county highways within the county.

f. Keep and maintain adequate records and books of all recipients, contracts, purchases of materials, machinery or apparatus to be used in road construction to verify disbursements of funds and make available to Auditors.

g. Act for the County in all matters relating to the construction and maintenance of county unit district roads.

h.  Perform other lawful duties as may be prescribed by law or as may be required or directed by a majority of the Union County Board of Commissioners (Fuel System, Building Permits, Flood Plain Manager, etc).

i.  Maintain any all qualifications, certificates and/or licenses as are necessary to fulfill duties and receive any all additional training or education as is required by law.

j. Engineer will have authority, subject to compliance with any collective bargaining agreements, and County directives, to determine overtime for employees, purchase parts for Highway repairs, and attend to the ministerial function approving progress payments on contracts which are approved by the County Board.



Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

Meet the statutory requirements of 605 ILCS 5

At least five (5) years practical experience in civil and highway engineering including highway construction and maintenance experience

Registered as a Professional Engineer disciplined in Transportation, Roadway and Bridge Construction  

Successfully obtain certification as NBIS Inspection Team Leader & Program Manager by the State of Illinois  

Experience in FHWA  & State DOT Policies and Procedures

Knowledge of traffic operations/drainage design and maintenance/site development review, Floodplain Management experience desired

Computer/technology skills desired

Budget experience desired

Additional Information


$106,000.00 salary

Required Travel 0-10%


  • Eligible to participate in available medical and dental insurance plan beginning the first day of the month following date of hire.
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund - IMRF has provided employees a sound and efficient system for the payment of retirement, disability, and death benefits.
  • Eligible for vision reimbursement
  • Life Insurance provided by County 
  • Fourteen (14) paid holidays as designated by the Board of Commissioners
  • Vacation days
  • Sick days

Will be accepting resumes until position is filled.

Union County Government is committed to nondiscrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or ancestry.