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6/21/2017
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Experienced Civil Highway Engineer - Schaumburg Job
TranSystems | Chicago, Illinois
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Job Description

Req ID: 13781

Experienced Civil Highway Engineer

TranSystems’s Schaumburg, IL office seeks an experienced civil/transportation engineer to join our growing office of roadway, highway, structural, transit, rail, and intermodal designers and construction inspectors as a roadway/highway project engineer on Phase I and Phase II projects.

The person will be a member of our highway division and will assist in various tasks including plan preparation, quantity calculations, geometric design, pavement marking/signing, drainage design, traffic studies, traffic signal design, public involvement, report writing, specifications, cost estimates, roadway lighting, and other related tasks. Candidates with a background in preliminary engineering or development of detailed plans and specifications are recommended.  The individual may also be called on to work closely with other teams on multi-disciplinary projects.  The engineer will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects in a unique and dynamic work environment.

The candidate will manage other engineers and technicians to achieve completion of various tasks, as directed by the team leader and project manager and will also complete certain tasks independently. Depending on experience level, the individual may bear responsibilities as a project manager or deputy project manager. Microstation, Geopak, and MS Office and other design software will be used.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of related, in-field experience, including work directly or as a consultant for the Illinois Tollway, Illinois DOT, Chicago DOT, local counties and municipalities, and with Federally-funded projects is expected.
  • Candidates must possess strong technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Previous highway, drainage, construction inspection, track, traffic signal, and/or lighting experience is expected.
  • Individuals with five or more years of experience will be expected to possess an Illinois PE, and individuals with less will be expected to show evidence of satisfactory progress towards obtaining one

 

General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks.

2. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and occasionally represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work.

3. Receives instructions from Project Manager or Senior Project Engineers as to the general results expected.

4. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

5. Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.

6. Research design options and document findings for Senior Project Engineer.

7. Maintains project database by writing computer programs; entering and backing up data. A good understanding of Microstation and Geopak is preferred.

8. Keeps Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.

9. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

10. Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant to technical specialty.

 

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics and physical demands 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, depending on field assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly 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 ability to adjust focus.

Travel Requirements:  Up to 10%

Referral Bonus:  [[refBonus]]

TranSystems is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).

About TranSystems

TranSystems is focused exclusively on the vital transportation component of the economy. Our passion is to bring solutions directly to each client in each of the market sectors. Our technical depth within each sector is matched by our consulting expertise delivered across all sectors: » Architecture, Engineering and Planning » Management and Supply Chain Consulting » Real Estate Consulting » Security TranSystems' Favorite Charity Roars into Town. Racing for Kids Drives its Message Home. MORE

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