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Drainage/Stormwater Engineer

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Posted: 09/06/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Civil Engineers Job Number: 83438

Roadway Drainage Engineer to join a  growing office of roadway, highway, structural, transit, rail, and intermodal designers and construction inspectors as a roadway drainage engineer on Phase I and Phase II projects.

The Roadway Drainage Engineer will be a member of the highway division and will take an active role in drainage design for projects in the Chicago Offices and Great Lakes region. The successful candidate should have a Bachelor of Science degree with an Illinois Professional Engineer License or the ability to achieve the license within 12 months. The successful candidate will have 3 to 8 years of progressive experience. The candidate should have a strong oral and written communication skills with experience with hydraulic and hydrology modeling software including HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, PondPack, StormCAD and SWMM/HydroCAD.   The candidate should have a good understanding of MicroStation/Geopak.  The individual will 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. Other duties may be assigned
  • Participate in all phases of project development related to storm water management, flood plain studies, hydraulic analysis and design, IDOT Location Drainage Studies and storm water BMP selection.  
  • Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks. 
  • Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and occasionally represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work. 
  • Receives instructions from Project Manager or Senior Project Engineers as to the general results expected. 
  • Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects. 
  • Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
  • 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. 
  • Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant to technical specialty.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in civil engineer with a focus on hydrology or hydraulics
  • Certified Floodplain Manager or an interest in achieving
  • IDOT, Illinois Tollway, Chicago Division of Water Management drainage experience
  • Familiarity with Lake County SMC, DuPage County DEC, ACOE, MWRD, and other storm water agencies and ordinances
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS
  • Local candidates-offices in either NW Suburbs or Downtown Chicago
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