Full Job Description
Please be aware that TranSystems requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Candidates must be fully vaccinated prior to their start date. TranSystems will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.
We are excited to share that TranSystems has been recognized as a top 100 design firm by Engineering News-Record in 2021. For more than 50 years, TranSystems has committed to a mission of performing engineering and architectural planning, design, and construction solution services in a manner that is both safe and in compliance with all applicable regulatory and client requirements. At TranSystems, we have established and continue to nurture a culture that is committed to providing quality services for our clients. We’re looking for top talent to grow with our firm.
What you'll be challenged to do:
TranSystems is hiring an entry level Structural Engineer for Schaumburg or Chicago. The ideal candidate will have experience in bridge design, and an interest in learning and working on diverse project assignments which may include highway bridges, freight and passenger rail structures, and miscellaneous structural assignments. A person whom is willing to travel to work in other offices is required. The proposed candidate will be expected to learn and work and model structures using engineering requirements such as AASHTO LRFD and/or AREMA. 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.
General Duties & Responsibilities include the following.
Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks.
Prepares structural design and plan preparation of structural drawings.
Reviews project design for general compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications. Assures the project meets quality control and quality assurance guidelines.
Research design options and document findings.
Responsible as a member of the design them for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and manpower, resolving engineering design problems.
Keeps Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Assist or participate in preparation of business proposals.
May be asked to participate in non-design engineering activities such as construction inspection and materials testing, surveying, CADD production, and field data collection.
Other duties may be assigned.
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, working at exposed high elevations, 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.).
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hand and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keyboard. 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.
What you bring to our firm:
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited program
Ability to obtain Fundamentals of Engineering registration within 1 year
What we’d prefer for you to bring to our firm:
December 2021 graduate or May 2022 graduate
Previous internship experience in roadway, bridge, drainage, construction inspection and/or lighting
Experience with Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Illinois DOT, Chicago DOT, local municipalities, Metra, Class I railroads, or on other Federally-funded projects
Geopak and/or Microstation working knowledge
No relocation or stipend assistance
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).