Recruitment #1806-1827-001


This position will be filled at the level of Electrical Engineer I (PG 2EN) or Electrical Engineer II (PG 2GN), depending upon the qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the Department of Public Works.

Candidates will be placed on the highest level eligible list for which they qualify.


The Electrical Engineer performs all aspects of planning and design of the City of Milwaukee’s street lighting system.

Essential Functions

  • Plan and design street lighting facilities, including electrical circuit design, lighting unit selection and location, cable size and routing pipe and conduit installation, preliminary field investigation and final site layout.
  • Prepare street lighting plans, cost estimates and work orders for lighting system designs related to area lighting projects, paving projects, facility improvements and specialty lighting projects.
  • Coordinate street lighting construction activity with City and other public and private agencies and utilities.
  • Investigate requests for new or additional street lighting facilities.
  • Compile and provide information to contractors, architects, public utilities, and City, County and State agencies on current street lighting facilities, policies and practices.
  • Ensure, through specifications and permitting comments, the protection of street lighting facilities in conjunction with City projects.
  • Coordinate the relocation or adjustment of street lighting facilities in conjunction with other City projects, other public utilities, or government agencies.
  • Perform tests and prepare reports on various types of street lighting materials, including recommendations and development of specifications for purchase.
  • Prepare documents to submit to WISDOT for Local Force Account (LFA) projects.
  • Prepare resolutions and the supporting documents.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Minimum Requirements

Electrical Engineer I

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university.
  2. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.  

Electrical Engineer II

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university.
  2. One year of professional experience in electrical energy distribution systems.
  3. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.  Your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.  Student copies are acceptable.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Coursework in power distribution systems.
  • Experience with lighting design concepts.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of electrical energy distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of the planning and design of lighting systems.
  • Written communication skills to develop professional correspondence.
  • Organizational and time management skills to prioritize work, adjust to changing deadlines, and achieve objectives on time.
  • Interpersonal skills to positively and effectively interact with staff, other city departments, outside agencies, the public and city officials.
  • Ability to read and interpret work related materials, such as government regulations and city ordinances.
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates and work orders.
  • Ability to use computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Microstation (or other drafting software).
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in various stages of completion.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as a team.
  • Ability to handle effectively, and with tact, inquiries from elected officials, the public and other city departments.

Current Salary

Electrical Engineer I

The current salary range (Pay Range 2EN) for City of Milwaukee residents is $51,358 - $63,426 annually, and the non-resident starting salary is $50,098 - $61,870. 

Electrical Engineer II

The current salary range (Pay Range 2GN) for City of Milwaukee residents is $58,373 - $72,063 annually, and the non-resident starting salary is $56,941 - $70,295.  

Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

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 reserves 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 July 5, 2018. 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 may be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.
  • 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 staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • 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 http://city.milwaukee.gov/Benefits2018.  



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