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                      Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
                      700 West End Avenue
                      Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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DEPARTMENT: Engineering 

REPORTS TO: Executive Director 

SUPERVISES: Project Engineer

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: Has overall responsibility for the present and future infrastructure of the District. By performing directly or supervising consultants, provide all engineering services needed by the District. Responsible for all phases of major capital projects including design, bidding, construction and startup. Responsible for the integrity of District-owned sewers. Responsible for the application of biosolids to farmland.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a degree in civil/environmental engineering and 5 to 10 years of related design and construction engineering experience. Experience with CAD and GIS is desired. Illinois PE required within six months of hire. Strong communication skills are essential.


1. Provide effective project management for all District construction projects, including coordination of preliminary design, design, bidding, construction, general supervision and payments, construction inspection, and startup. Supervise and coordinate the work of consulting engineers and contractors.

2. Work with Executive Director to coordinate long-term engineering studies and evaluations, internally and with consulting engineers.

3. Perform designs and project management for smaller projects, including hydraulic design and minor structural design.

3. Ensure quality sewer construction in the District service area and accurate recording of changes to the system. Maintain District construction standards. Conduct District sewer permit program, including reviewing plans and specifications. Coordinate construction inspection and testing of sewer connections and extensions. Update District's sewer atlas.

5. Maintain accurate, organized set of records of plant equipment and facilities, sewer extensions, and pump stations including as-built plans, specifications, shop drawings, O&M manuals, and easement records.

6. Maintain District owned trunk sewers and force mains. Supervise periodic inspection of all piping. Determine needed repairs. Coordinate design and construction services for repair work.

7. Operate the biosolids application program to transfer annual production of biosolids from the lagoons to farmland. Know state and federal regulations and their application to the District's program. Retain and supervise qualified agronomist. Secure and oversee applicator work, and approve payments. Maintain permanent records for each site. Provide effective public relations with farmers, landowners, neighbors and public officials. 


1. Assist with budget preparation for capital construction projects and engineering services.

2. Maintain current map of District boundaries and services. Provide engineering review of annexation petitions.

3. Oversee District JULIE utility locate program participation.

4. Check flow monitoring by industries for billing.

5. Assist with bidding document review for capital projects by other departments. Assist with related construction engineering oversight as required.

6. Evaluate the operating efficiencies of plant equipment.

7. Other duties as assigned.


Works in the operating treatment plant and sewer system with their related hazards. Must be able to inspect construction work at the plant and in the sewer system. Works with minimal direct supervision.

As a governmental employee, the position involves working not only for the District, but for the public at large.


This position description is intended as a guide and does not constitute an employment contract or provide the assurance of continued employment. The position is at the will of District management and Board of Trustees.



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