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JOB TITLE:          Project Engineer – Civil Group

LOCATION:          City of Chicago's Project Coordination Office 

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt


SUMMARY:         This position is assigned to work as a Project Engineer within the City of Chicago's Project Coordination Office (PCO). This position is part of a unique team that successfully coordinates and participates in the execution of the City of Chicago’s initiative with other engineers, planners, and coordinators. The primary responsibility of this role within the PCO is to be involved in the identification and resolution of utility construction conflicts for all work happening within City limits. This includes analyzing project schedules and plans to determine opportunities for cost savings and resolving schedule, restoration, and special event conflicts.


  • Plan, schedule, conduct, and/or coordinate detailed phases of assigned project work.

  • Ability to communicate externally with multiple technical and non-technical stakeholders in an effective and concise manner for the coordination of Public/Private Capital Improvement Projects.

  • Ability to quickly adapt and make well-informed independent decisions.

  • Time management and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Ability to process and make sense of large sets of project data presented both visually through a map and through spreadsheet format.

  • Develop or expand on technical civil engineering practices for work within the City of Chicago.

  • Receive technical guidance for unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval of proposed project plans.

  • Review civil engineering plans, specifications, and estimates for compliance with state and local codes, laws, ordinances, and agency requirements for both public and private sector clients.

  • Experience in Civil engineering, urban planning, utility coordination, and/or program management experience background is a plus.

  • Keep Project Manager informed of workload and any changes to project scope or additional services.

  • Approach problems with an entrepreneurial and technological mindset and resolve problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyze information skillfully.

  • Take an increasingly responsible role in the management of the projects.

  • Perform duties with safety as a priority.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in all civil design concepts, standards, regulations, software, manuals, and criteria, as well as with Microsoft Office.

  • Visit sites to ensure proper installation of products, and compliance with design.

  • Perform administrative engineering duties such as issuance of permits and review of permit applications.

  • Maintain files and supporting documentation in accordance with company policy and accepted City practices.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Urban Planning from an accredited four-year university

  • 1-5 years of experience

  • Familiarity of AutoCAD or MicroStation is a plus.

  • Engineering Intern (E.I.) or Professional Engineer (P.E.) is a plus.


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

  • Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and interacts with employees and customers in a professional manner

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

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

  • Self-motivated team player with ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on quality, accuracy, thoroughness, and timeliness


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The PCO work schedule involves working at the Chicago office two days per week, and remote for the rest of the week. For engineering phases of work at a satellite office, a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions is to be expected.



  • Work may be performed in a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions, and in the transportation infrastructure or outside in the field while performing field reconnaissance duties.

  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field 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. TranSmart utilizes E-Verify for employee work eligibility verification.

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