Senior Engineer – Construction – Airport

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #1778
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.


Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, Community Reintegration Center, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

We are searching for Changemakers to come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!


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Job Summary: Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of design and construction capital projects ensuring consistency with Milwaukee County and Mitchell International Airport strategies, standards, commitments, and goals.  Project values will range from $100,000 to $70,000,000.  Provide project management best practices throughout design, planning, cost estimating, bid/construction document preparation, consultant management, and closeout for projects on airport facilities and infrastructure.  Deliver responsive customer service to departments through timely project reporting and communications.  Functions include stakeholder management and scope, schedule, budget and quality control.  May work individually or as a team of internal and external resources to accomplish objectives.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Project management: Scoping, Estimating, Design & Construction - Use project management best practices to run capital projects from conception to completion.  This position will develop, coordinate, execute and control design and construction projects with internal staff and/or external consultants and contractors.  Responsible for managing all phases of a project such as scope development, cost estimating, consultant selection, design, bidding, contractor selection, contracting, schedule and risk management, construciton management project closeout, and all required project documentation in accordance with all applicable codes and ordinances of governing bodies, and deparment policies. 
  • Administration of Capital Improvement Projects - Manage, supervise, and check the development of plans, drawings, specifications and cost estimates for the construction, alteration, or maintenance of airport facilities and infrastructure.  Prepare requests for proposals, conduct project bidding, and manage contract awards.  Assist with inspections or supervision of construction projects to ensure the project is completed in accordance with plans and specs.  Prepare periodic payments, prepare/negotiate change orders, conduct final inspections, and deliver closeout documents.  Hold consultants and contractors accountable for their project responsibilities and timely completion of tasks.  Coordinate efforts across County departments as required for effective project delivery.      
  • Project Budget and Schedule Responsibility - Monitor and control project spend within budget, and schedule within stakeholder timing expectations.  Track allocated hours and project commitments and ensure accurate accounting of resource and project spend.  Develop and execute corrective actions as needed to attain project goals. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be a current resident of Wisconsin.
  • Valid WI Driver’s License and Airport Class 2 Endorsement within 6 months of hire date.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Project Management
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in Engineering design and/or project management.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software, which must include Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Will need to pass Airport Background Check for ID Credentialing.
  • Ability to lift/push/pull/carry 20 lbs.



  • Preferred: Registered (Professional Engineer) license


Closing Date: May 28, 2024 @ 10:59 pm or sooner upon receiving 50 applications. 

Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the State of Wisconsin. 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.

PR 34A (Org Unit: 5740) PY

Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Other details

  • Job Family 15 - Other
  • Job Function 2 Professionals
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $95,451.20
  • Max Hiring Rate $113,505.60
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