Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0052
Title Transportation Project Manager
City Chicago
State IL
Country USA

Who we are: Stanley Consultants helps clients globally with complex challenges in power, transportation, water and environmental for utility, industrial, higher education and local, state, federal and foreign government agencies. We are ranked #76 among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms and #129 among the Top 225 International Design Firms. Founded in 1913, Stanley Consultants has over 1,000 members in 30 offices worldwide and has worked in all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world. Wide Range of Service Capabilities: the services we provide include planning, design, permitting, construction management, program management and alternative project delivery. Our Purpose, Vision and Core Values: our passion for problem solving drives creativity and innovation, creating bold solutions for our clients. We inspire powerful minds by embracing a global mindset, diversity and the training to build skills that stretch the imagination. Member-Owned Company: our commitment to member (employee)-ownership, sharing responsibilities and rewards, and contributing to our communities has sustained us for more than 100 years. Our members hold themselves personally responsible for client success and the progress of the firm.

We are currently seeking for a Transportation Project Manager for our Chicago office. The successful candidate will have relevant experience in transportation and drainage systems design and project management experience with the Illinois Tollway, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the City of Chicago, and local agencies in the greater Chicago area. This entrepreneurial individual will provide engineering and project management expertise on highway projects including roadway studies and design, drainage and utility systems, preliminary and final design, preparation of construction documents, cost estimates, project scheduling, and overall project management. This position requires project management experience with the agencies and municipalities mentioned above including, local and Primary Systems projects with emphasis preliminary design, final design, bidding, and letting procedures. Must be able to work effectively and communicate regularly with municipal clients; federal, state and local agencies. Transportation Design Project Manager with IL DOT and Tollway PM experience required and local agency PM experience a bonus. Experience with a consulting engineering organization and a proven track record of successful transportation project development and design. This position offers exciting challenges and opportunities for managing all activities related to project scope, schedule, cost, quality, communications, and resources; mentoring young staff engineers, assisting in transportation market business development and participating in professional organizations and technical committees. Essential Duties include:

  • Evaluates client needs and identifies requirements.
  • Prepares and modifies reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental studies, and designs for projects.
  • Evaluates need for design changes and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Serves as technical liaison with clients on project efforts and coordinates technical efforts within discipline areas.
  • Assists in the development of marketing strategies for proposed transportation projects.
  • Attends onsite and offsite client meetings.
  • Visits construction sites to monitor progress.
  • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
  • Adheres to company standards for quality assurance and quality control as defined in the quality manual.
  • Participates in project scoping and fee estimating and proposal preparation, interviews, and negotiations.
  • Reviews assigned project(s) after award to define project scope, determine work procedures/sequences and develops schedules, budgets, staffing, sub consultant involvement, and progress billings.
  • Forms a project team and sees that responsibilities are assigned and the execution of tasks are begun and completed according to schedule.
  • Submits documents to federal, state, and local agencies for code compliance review and obtains permits required.
  • Meets with client management as necessary during the term of a project to resolve issues and to obtain approvals at the project’s completion.
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience; 5 years of experience at the Project Manager level.
  • Illinois Professional Engineer (PE) license required
  • Experienced with local municipal design methods, plan preparation, standards and specifications.
  • Established relationships with IL DOT and Illinois Tollway
  • Demonstrated capabilities and success in managing medium to large projects, multi-office projects, and/or multiple projects.
  • Proven leadership, communication, mentoring and client liaison skills
  • Working knowledge of design software used to prepare engineering and design documents would be a plus.
  • Experienced in and fully capable of using the Microsoft software suite including Word, Excel, and Power Point. Business Development experience
  • Business acumen including negotiation skills.

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