Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Associate Structural Engineer (#20003952)

General Statement

Under general supervision, performs ordinary structural engineering work in connection with the design of steel, wood and reinforced concrete structures.  May supervise subordinate engineers and 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.
  • Prepares and checks structural plans and specifications.
  • Reviews contractor submittals and shop drawings for conformity with contract documents.
  • Supervises and checks the work of draftsmen in preparation of their layouts and drawings.
  • Prepares and checks cost estimates for structural components of projects.
  • Communicates with staff members from other departments and sections, contractors, and vendors.

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

  • Considerable 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.
  • Considerable knowledge of structural design principles including concrete and steel design codes.
  • Considerable knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in structural engineering.
  • Skill in performing structural  calculations.
  • Ability to understand and interpret detailed structural engineering design and specifications.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university majoring in civil or structural engineering and two years of full-time, post-degree structural engineering experience related to the District's activities.


Full-time graduate study in structural engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Promotional Requirement

  • One year of service with the District as an Assistant Civil Engineer or Assistant Structural Engineer.
  • Civil service status in one of the foregoing classifications.

CLASS: 20003952; EST: 7/1/2017; REV: 1/1/2020;