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CDM Smith Transportation Engineer 5-Roadways in Chicago, Illinois


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Job Description:

Join our CDM Smith team in Chicago! We are growing the team and this is an excellent opportunity to participate in client-focused activities and take on leadership and client-oriented tasks. In addition to working on IDOT projects and projects with local agencies in Illinois, you will have the opportunity to work on transportation projects with regional clients including Indiana and Michigan.

As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by;

•Driving day-to-day technical content coordination and ensuring high-quality delivery.

•Defining consistent expectations as the technical content leader on transportation projects.

•Establishing consistency and efficiency in project delivery across the organization.

•Perform project quality management, technical disciplines integration, and Intellectual Property reuse, especially on multi-discipline design projects.

•Establish design criteria, develop horizontal and vertical alignments, perform superelevation design, etc.

•Review and Preparation of design calculations for roadway-related design tasks.

•Production level proficiency with IDOT Design Manuals and Guidelines

•Production level proficiency with Bentley MicroStation Open Roads Designer

•Preparation of contract documents

•Production level experience in 3D modelling and plan development.

•Develop contract special provisions and cost estimates

•Perform field work to document condition assessments and existing conditions.

•Implementation of corporate Quality Assurance Plan.

•Collaborates with sales staff to create proposals in response to current and potential client requests for proposal (RFPs).

•Attends conferences, symposia, etc. to improve the visibility of the firm's products and services in collaboration with applicable sales staff.

•Provides technical guidance and training to more junior staff.

•Mentors more junior staff and develops them for future growth within the discipline and firm.

•Supervise the work of junior engineers on project work.

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Transportation Engineer 5-Roadways



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Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in Civil, Transportation, or Structural Engineering or related discipline.

-Professional engineering (PE) license. 7 years of related experience.

-Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

-Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience with IDOT projects.

•Expert knowledge of IDOT Design Manuals, Standards, Specifications, and Guidelines.

•Experience with OpenRoads Designer (ORD).

•Excellent technical writing with the ability to develop work plans and document technical discussions required.

•Successful multidiscipline team/task management or design lead experience.



EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.cdmsmith.com/en/Video/Meet-CDM-Smith)

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

Illinois - Chicago

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

Work Location Options:

Hybrid Work Options may be considered for successful candidate.