Recruitment #2111-5287-001


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Construction Management Engineer is responsible for the supervision, preparation, coordination and inspection for the Public Works construction contracts for City and/or State Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) sewer, bridge, street and alley infrastructure improvement projects.

Essential Functions

Leadership and Management

  • Supervise and manage the inspection and coordination of all street, alley and bridge construction, sewer and building service installations for work let to private contracts.
  • Supervise and train inspection personnel relative to the evaluation of construction work; supervise and train and technicians relative to design and surveying. 
  • Supervise the on-the-job training of new field employees; conduct training meetings related to construction practices and safety procedures.
  • Approve measurements, quantities, and financial payment certifications.
  • Supervise recordkeeping related to construction progress and the accuracy of inspectors’ daily reports. 

Strategy & Planning

  • Plan, schedule and coordinate field operations and the design of all paving work for an area covering approximately one-fourth of the total construction program.
  • Prepare specifications, plans, and special contract provisions.
  • Complete analytical studies of data and prepare engineering reports.

Customer Service and Compliance

  • Contact businesses, property owners, public officials and other departments regarding access problems, complaints, scheduling and claims relating to contract construction work. 

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that you are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to your employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to your employment start date.  You can find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here

The Construction Management Engineer must be willing and able to do the following:

  • Perform inspection services requiring moderate physical exertion, including stooping and bending, walking distances, climbing ladders and stairs, exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally.
  • Work outdoors in variable weather and environmental conditions as well as tolerate noise and exposure to airborne contaminants.

Minimum Requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Architecture) or construction management from an accredited college or university.

2. Five years of experience in engineering related functions such as design, construction, inspection or maintenance of infrastructure facilities, including two years in a supervisory or lead worker role.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. 

3. Valid driver’s license and availability of a properly registered and insured personal automobile for use on the job, at time of appointment and throughout employment (car allowance provided).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Copies of eligibility documentation (such as certifications, licenses, courses taken, college transcripts, and so forth) are required and must be received by the application period closing date. Documents may be attached to your online application or sent via email to with “Construction Management Engineer” in the subject line. Applications without documentation attached will be considered incomplete and may be rejected. Unofficial copies are acceptable; however, documents must be legible and include the institution’s name, your name, any degrees completed (if applicable), and completion dates.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of construction specifications, materials, methods, procedures, bidding and contracts.
  • Ability to use computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook.
  • Ability to review, analyze and prepare technical reports and studies.
  • Knowledge of design techniques and principles involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of construction safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Knowledge of construction specifications and materials.
  • Knowledge of construction methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of construction bidding and contracts.
  • Ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook.
  • Ability to review, analyze and prepare technical reports and studies.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse individuals regarding inquiries about projects and resolve issues.
  • Written communication skills to develop professional reports, presentations, email and letters.         
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively work with diverse individuals inside and outside the organization.         
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and residents whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships with the public, elected officials, other city departments and co-workers.     
  • Ability to present technical information before varying sizes of groups including the public, council members, and property owners.  
  • Ability to accomplish goals in a highly accountable environment. 
  • Effective listening and negotiating skills to work efficiently and effectively with contractors and elected officials.  


  • Ability to work well under pressure and within deadlines.
  • Knowledge of leadership principles and best practices for selecting, supervising, and motivating employees.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate work of others.
  • Leadership and supervisory skills required to employer, manage, coach, and train staff to accomplish goals.
  • Time management skills to accomplish work and meet deadlines.        
  • Organizational skills to plan and coordinate work.        
  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion wherein all employees are treated respectfully, are valued for their strengths and feel that they can safely express themselves.

Current Salary

The current salary range (PR 1IX) is $90,399- $105,669 annually, and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $93,111-$108,839. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon qualifications and is subject to approval.

 The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Department of Public Works- Infrastructure reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after December 20, 2021. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • Applications can be accessed by visiting
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.