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Collins Engineers, Inc. | Chicago, Illinois
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The Engineer III is a fully competent engineer in all conventional aspects of subject matter or functional area of technical assignments. Independently performs most assignments with instruction only regarding general expected results. Receives technical guidance for unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval of proposed project plans. Represents company in some communications with clients from initial effort and throughout entire course of agreement activity. Works within the Program Management Collins team at the Chicago Department of Transportation Division of Infrastructure management called the Project Coordination Office. May supervise a few engineers and/or technicians on a project basis.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Ability to prepare and/or review civil designs plans, specifications and estimates for both public and private sector clients.
* Reviews technical documents are in compliance with state and local codes, laws, ordinances and agency requirements.
* Assists, manages, develops and maintains new and existing public and private sector clients
* Technical experience in Transportation and/or Civil engineering. SUE engineering and program management experience background is a plus.
* Aids in the development, coordination and management of project schedules.
* Ability to supervise and provide mentorship of the work of entry-level engineers and/or drafters.
* Ability to quickly adapt and make well-informed independent decisions.
* Plans, schedules, conducts, and/or coordinates detailed phases of assigned project work
* Takes an increasingly responsible role in the management of the projects.
* Has the ability to act as the Project Manager on small projects.
* Assists in preparing project scoping and costs for proposals.
* Represents Collins in project coordination meetings.
* Be active in technical societies.
* Be available to attend meetings or events outside of normal working hours.
* Knows how to perform his/her duties safely.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year university, plus appropriate continuing education and a minimum of 5 years of experience. Has proficient knowledge in engineering software including Microstation and AutoCAD. Civil 3D, Synchro, HCS, TransCAD, and GEOPAK a plus. Experience working with Chicago Department of Transportation is preferred. IDOT Phase 2 plan development and SUE engineering a plus.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public.


Ability to define problems, collect data, evaluate facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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