Coordinating Engineer I (Assistant Chief Traffic Engineer)
Department of Transportation
Division of Project Development
- THE APPLICATION FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 8/09/21*
Join the Chicago Department of Transportation team as the Senior Engineer for our Complete Streets and Neighborhood Traffic Design Programs.
The City of Chicago is a national leader in reimaging and redesigning streets to work for our values of safety, equity, and accessibility.
This position will play a critical role in guiding the designs, techniques, standards, practices, and principles used to shape Chicago’s streets at all scales, from local improvements to comprehensive corridor designs to large neighborhood street design strategies.
Number of Positions:
Under direction, coordinates and supervises the work of the engineering section responsible for the planning, design and monitoring of street design projects; functions as a project manager for major engineering projects of considerable scope and complexity and performs related duties as required.
Coordinates and supervises the work of CDOT’s Neighborhood Traffic Design and Complete Streets sections
Oversees engineering consultants to ensure work is in accordance with CDOT’s standard policies and procedures
Supervises staff and oversees engineering consultants functioning as design and resident engineers ensuring wok is completed according to contract specifications and project timelines
Interprets design plans and specifications to contractors and assists in resolving design and construction problems
Directs the preparation of project status and cost reports to management and funding agencies
Monitors projects assigned to staff and consultant engineers ensuring projects comply with engineering specifications are completed on schedule and are within budget
Directs the approval of partial and final payments to contractors
Authorizes design plans, contract documents, cost estimates, and engineering calculations for Complete Streets projects
Assists staff in resolving complex engineering design and construction problems
Reviews and approves plan changes and contract modifications submitted by engineering staff
Assigns various projects to staff and reviews and evaluates their performance
Represents City at community meetings and to businesses affected by development projects.
May provide technical information on engineering projects at hearings and legal proceedings
May prepare grant applications to secure project funding.
May consult with other departments and agencies to coordinate personnel engaged in project engineering activities.
The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
2 N. LaSalle, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60602
Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, plus five years of work experience in the planning, design and construction management of engineering projects, of which three years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of this position or an equivalent combination of training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) is required. At the time of employment, positions must have obtained Registrations as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) in the State of Illinois.
A valid State of Illinois Driver’s License is required.
Expired Drivers Licenses and ID cards have been extended until August 1, 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, per Jesse White Secretary of State
General office environment
Occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions
Standard office equipment (e.g., telephone, printer, photocopier, fax machine, calculator)
Computers and peripheral equipment (e.g., personal computer, computer terminals, hand-held computers, scanners)
Applicable safety equipment
Ability to inspect construction sites
Education & Employment Verification:
Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
Previous project management experience with traffic design and planning
Previous work experience in positions involving the management of professional service firms on complex traffic engineering projects
Previous work experience in a position requiring the ability to deal effectively with contractors, engineers, and elected officials
Previous work experience working with traffic modeling software, i.e., Synchro
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, and Outlook
$105,756 up to $108,960/Annually
6-10-21 to 7-12-21 (extended until 8/09/21)
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59p.m. C.D.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. C.D.T. on 7-12-21(extended until 8-09-21).
No exceptions will be made.
Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:
The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at (312) 744-4976 or email@example.com. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer
City of Chicago Department of Human Resource
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner
Jun 10, 2021, 5:31:24 PM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Aug 9, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 20 | Salary: $105,756 up to $108,960 Pay Basis:Yearly