Sr. Civil Engineer / Transportation Manager

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Spencer Ogden


A small, Chicago-based engineering firm is seeking a Senior Civil Engineer / Transportation Manager to lead their Phase I and II transportation engineering design projects. The Transportation Manager will oversee a group of senior civil engineers, mid-level designers, and drafters to accomplish a wide range of projects including roadways, traffic engineering, sewer, utilities, and site work.

This role is HYBRID, meaning you must work out of the downtown Chicago office minimum 2 days per week.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and self-directed with a background in roadway design and project management. The selected candidate will work closely with firm ownership and participate in business development/sales activities to grow their department.

Engineering Management Responsibilities:

  • Planning, scoping, man-hour estimation, and contract negotiations
  • Set project schedules, tasks, and milestones
  • Monitor project budgets
  • Coordinate with PMs and assign staffing to complete project requirements
  • Verify project documentation and correspondence is maintained
  • Apply QAQC protocols for timely reviews to ensure accuracy and quality of work
  • Represent firm with client coordination

Design Responsibilities:

  • Provide either lead design, design support, or design review where appropriate for PS&E
  • Ensure design compliance with standards, codes, and acceptable engineering practices
  • Project close-out and construction phase services where applicable

Operations Responsibilities:

  • Identify training needs and develop programs for all level of staff
  • Perform annual evaluations of direct reporting staff
  • Attend interviews of technical candidates

Business Development Responsibilities:

  • Participate in RFQ review and Go/No-Go proposal deliberations
  • Provide written technical input for statements of interest
  • Direct outreach to industry colleagues for various sales and marketing promotion
  • Attend networking events with clients and/or industry associations within Illinois

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (ABET accredited)
  • PE License in the state of Illinois
  • 15+ years of transportation design experience (roadway geometrics, cross sections, drainage design, traffic studies, signal design)
  • Illinois based transportation experience with IDOT, Tollway & CDOT
  • Familiarity with MicroStation, Geopak and PowerGeopak
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, strict attention to detail, and readiness to learn
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities and deadlines

Benefits:

The benefits program includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • BCBS of IL health wellness programs which cover gym discounts, flu shots, and biometric screenings
  • Partial reimbursement provided towards Co-Insurance / Deductibles.
  • 401(k) retirement plan w/ employer match
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Generous paid time off program (PTO)
  • Commuter transit reimbursement program

To apply for this job please visit www.spencer-ogden.com.