Recruitment #2212-5320-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

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 Management Civil Engineer-Senior manages the implementation of activities associated with the City of Milwaukee’s sanitary and stormwater Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) permits and reviews plans and studies prepared by other governmental agencies and developers.

Essential Functions

Permit Management

  • Assign, review, and manage all activities associated with the City’s Sanitary and Stormwater permits under the WDNR such as stormwater best management practices; green infrastructure design, education, and outreach efforts; Sanitary sewer inflow and infiltration studies; water quality studies; bypass pump and lift station maintenance including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) communication monitoring; preparation of Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) reports; and oversight of flow monitoring data.
  • Monitor, maintain, and improve the unit’s practices of Stormwater Management Plan reviews, project tracking, and asset management.


  • Manage the unit’s capital program, including budgeting, design, and bid scheduling.
  • Prepare responses for periodic section budget and data requests.
  • Manage activities associated with the municipal sewer and storm water management fees.
  • Represent the City Engineer at meetings with city officials and department heads; municipal, county, state, and federal officials; and developers and their representatives.


  • Manage personnel issues and oversee staff vacations, sick leaves, and disciplinary actions.
  • Supervise the preparation of grant applications relating to water pollution abatement.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

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

Minimum Requirements

1. Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

2. Six years of professional municipal engineering experience.

                  2A. Two years of municipal engineering experience related to stormwater management.

                  2B. Two years of supervisory/lead worker experience.

               NOTE: Requirements 2A and 2B may be congruent with the six years of professional municipal engineering experience.

3. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Wisconsin at time of appointment and throughout employment.

4. Valid driver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of stormwater and sewerage system design and analysis.
  • Knowledge of modeling software related to sewer systems such as HyrdoCAD and WINSLAMM.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Ability to review, analyze, and prepare technical reports and studies.
  • Ability to proficiently use computer programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite, MicroStation/AutoCAD, and the Internet.        

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Written communication skills to be able to write correspondence, reports, and other documents that are thorough, clear, well-crafted, and error-free.
  • Verbal communication skills to effectively present information and respond to questions from the public, other agencies, and elected officials with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with individuals whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.


  • 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 manage, coach, and train staff to accomplish goals.
  • 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.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding personnel matters.

Critical Thinking and Professionalism

  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems effectively.
  • Ability to use sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Organizational and time management skills to be able to plan and accomplish work within deadlines.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Honesty, integrity, and responsible stewardship of City of Milwaukee resources.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 1IX) is $94,051-$109,938, and the resident incentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $96,873-$113,236. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other 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
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 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: an evaluation of related education, experience and accomplishments, written tests, interview, or other assessment methods.  The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral, performance tests or personal interviews. Information from the selection process will be used to make a hiring decision. Selected candidates will be transferred and/or promoted to the position.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. 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 and further information can be accessed by visiting
  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • 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.


EEO Code = 104

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