Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Assistant Structural Engineer (#20003951)

General Statement

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

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are designed to be descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents may complete one or all of the job duties listed or tasks of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Assists in the design and preparation of structural plans and specifications.
  • Reviews shop drawings for conformity with contract documents; prepares correspondence.
  • Assists in preparation of cost estimates and design calculations for structural components of projects.
  • Communicates with other staff members, contractors and vendors in regard to preparation of structural plans and review of shop drawings.

Other Job Functions

  • Makes field investigations and reports on conditions of structural components of facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Conditions

Typical office environment.  May use standard office equipment and computer terminals.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of professional structural engineering fundamentals as they apply  to the construction, operation, rehabilitation, repair and maintenance of sewage treatment plant facilities, sewer collection systems and flood control systems.
  • Basic knowledge of structural design principles including concrete and steel design codes.
  • Some knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in structural engineering.
  • Skill in performing technical calculations.
  • Ability to understand and interpret detailed structural engineering designs and specifications.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to apply engineering formulas to routine mathematical equations.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university majoring in civil or structural engineering.

Promotional Requirement

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering. 
  • One year of service with the District as a Treatment Plant Operator I or Engineering Technician IV.
  • Civil service status as a Treatment Plant Operator I or Engineering Technician IV; or civil service status as an Engineer Trainee.

CLASS: 20003951; EST: 7/1/2017; REV: 1/1/2020;