Menomonee Falls Director of Public Works and Utilities

Menomonee Falls
Posted 1 month ago




Job Announcement:

Menomonee Falls is seeking a dynamic and approachable leader to be its next Director of Public Works and Utilities.  Menomonee Falls is in Waukesha County, just north of the Interstate 94 Corridor with close access to the major economic and cultural center of Milwaukee. The community has had excellent growth in recent years presenting both opportunities and challenges.  The village desires to maintain the pace of growth with a balance of residential, commercial, and industrial development. As a result of this goal, Village planning places great focus on economic development objectives and implementation strategies.  However, enhancing the community’s authentic small-town character and attaining a high quality of life that is accessible to all community residents remains the heart of the village’s vision for the future. The hiring range: $125,000 to $145,000 DOQ, plus excellent benefits. Relocation assistance is available for this position. The Director reports to the Village Manager.  The village government is comprised of a Village President and Six Trustees elected on a non-partisan basis. The 2024 Department operating budget is $30.1M including: Public Works & Equipment Maintenance, Park Operations, Water Utility, Sewer Utility and Storm Water Utility. The Director leads a staff of 49.3 total employees.




This position requires advanced professional knowledge in modern theories, principles and practices of public works administration, engineering, capital project construction management, field maintenance operations and program development.  Requires knowledge of applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations governing modern and accepted public works construction, maintenance, and engineering practices.  Requires experience in budget preparation and administration, the financial management of capital projects as well as effective written and oral communication skills necessary to interact with a wide variety of individuals including members of the public, vendors, contractors, Village staff, and elected officials.



How to Apply:

A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration or related field is preferred along with 10 or more years in progressively responsible municipal management positions in charge of a variety of engineering staff and large construction projects, or any combination of experience that provides the equivalent knowledge.  The individual must possess or be able to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Wisconsin is preferred.  Menomonee Falls also desires a candidate who fosters teamwork and who will support and encourage a positive working environment and professional development opportunities for public works staff. Visit the community website at:


Send cover letter, resume, salary history and 5 work-related references (in one PDF file) to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Bruce Stelzner, Associate at by February 10th, 2024.  Confidentiality must be requested and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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