Full Job Description
Job Number: 346350
COORDINATING ENGINEER II
Department of Water Management
Number of Positions: 1 Full-Time
Under general direction, the class manages the planning, design and monitoring of construction on major Facilities infrastructure and building projects, or functions as a project manager for major engineering projects of considerable scope and complexity.
Directs the conduct of field surveys to identify conditions that may impact the scope of proposed Facilities construction, repair and maintenance projects.
Develop master construction schedules to implement and monitor the progress of the Facilities portion of the Capital Improvement Program and work with unit supervisors and construction management engineering consultants to assure that design standards, policies, and practices are adhered to in the field.
Provide analysis and engineering solutions for complex Facilities capital projects on both the design construction management phases.
Work with private contractors to assure that Chicago Department of Water Management construction standards, policies and practices are adhered to and resolve construction issues.
Determine where contract modifications are necessary to resolve construction issues on Facilities projects.
Meets with unit supervisors and consultants to determine scope, costs, design criteria and specifications for Facilities projects, and related systems.
Directs unit supervisors in overseeing professional staff and consultants functioning as design and resident engineers ensuring work 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 Facilities project status and cost reports to management and funding agencies.
Monitors projects assigned to supervisors and consultant engineers ensuring Facilities 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 Facilities construction or rehabilitation projects.
Assists supervisory staff in resolving complex Facilities engineering design and construction problems.
Represent the department at coordination meetings with various infrastructure utilities and advise on changes in construction or scheduling.
Oversees the approval of Facilities plan changes and contract modifications by engineering staff.
Prioritizes and assigns projects to unit supervisors and reviews and evaluates their performance.
Represents City at community meetings and to businesses affected by Facilities development projects.
Develops work standards and conducts performance evaluations of supervisory personnel.
Establishes, modifies and implements policies and procedures relative to engineering operations related to Facilities.
Supervises staff in the Bureau of Engineering – Facilities Section.
May prepare grant applications to secure project funding.
May consult with other departments and agencies to coordinate personnel engaged in Facilities project engineering activities.
May provide technical information on Facilities engineering projects at hearings and trials.
Performs related duties as required.
NOTE: 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.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering plus four years of supervisory experience in the planning, design and construction management of engineering projects, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, provided the minimum degree requirement is met. Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) is required. A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
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.
NOTE: Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) is required. At the time of employment, positions must have obtained Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) in the State of Illinois.
NOTE: Only applicants whose credentials include a completed Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering will be considered.
NOTE: A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, valid State of Illinois driver's license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
NOTE: 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.
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT). Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on 05/29/2021. No exceptions will be made.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
Previous supervisory work experience related to the position.
Previous work experience directing staff functioning as design and resident engineers.
Previous work experience directing the preparation of project status and cost reports.
Previous work experience requiring knowledge of infrastructure systems,
Previous work experience planning, design, and monitoring of major infrastructure construction, maintenance, and repair projects.
Previous work experience meeting with staff to determine scope, costs, and specifications for civil, design, and construction projects.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Previous service in the Armed Forces of the U.S. on active duty continually for six months and have not been dishonorably discharged.
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 stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary 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.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to 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 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
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The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor
Job Posting: May 15, 2021, 12:00:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: May 29, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 20 | Salary: $115,656/Annually Pay Basis:Yearly