JOB TITLE:          Chief Transportation Lighting Engineer


FLSA STATUS:    Exempt


SUMMARY:         The Chief Transportation Lighting Engineer is responsible for engineering services for the design of roadway lighting in accordance with the client’s lighting policies and procedures. In addition, this position will be responsible for estimating cost, planning, circuit design, and preparation of plans and special provisions for roadway lighting.


  • Lead the design, review, and quality control effort of various roadway lighting assignments.

  • Prepare roadway lighting reports, cost estimates, and compile quantity calculations.

  • Mentor roadway lighting staff in technical design, modeling, and analyzing roadway lighting components.

  • Prepare contract plans, specifications and cost estimates.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, master’s degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing arterial and freeway lighting projects within the last 10 years.

  • Current Illinois Professional Engineer (PE) license is required, or show ability to get within three months of hiring.

  • Experience with designing lighting systems in the lighting project types of Urban Arterial, Streetscape, Roundabout, Underpass, and Partial Interchange.

  • Experience with designing lighting systems in the lighting project types of Continuous Freeway, Complete Interchange, Major Urban Arterial, Tunnel, and Major River Bridge.

  • Must be familiar with computer software including Microsoft Office and BlueBeam.

  • Experience with MicroStation is preferred.

  • Experience in Phase I and Phase II projects with Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and/or Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

  • Business development and marketing skills is a plus.


  • Customer service – the individual is responsive to employee and customer requests and is proactive in preventing potential schedule issues.

  • Attention to detail – this individual achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved.

  • Problem solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and

  • exhibits willingness to try new things.

  • Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.

  • Planning/organizing – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality control – the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality.

  • Dependability – the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Ability to interact with employees and customers in a professional manner and with strong communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Detail oriented, professional attitude and reliable.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Self-motivated team player with a customer service orientation.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics 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.


  • Work is performed in a standard office environment at the Chicago office.

  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

  • Vision – See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

  • Hearing – Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties. This job description may be revised from time to time and does not constitute a contract for employment.

TranSmart is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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