Project Studies Manager (Transporation & Hig ....


Organization : Cook County
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : IL
City : Chicago
Salary and Benefits : $3906.88 BI-WEEKLY
Under the direction of the Bureau Chief of Project Development; manages and coordinates preliminary engineering and environmental studies required for roadway, rail, transit, freight, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements.  Develops solutions reflecting the demands of highway safety and mobility ensuring effective use of available funds; consideration of operational and maintenance impacts; and the appropriate level of environmental study/review and consideration of impact mitigation.  Interacts with elected officials, Federal, State, local governmental agencies and the general public on ongoing preliminary engineering studies.  Reviews, coordinates and manages preliminary engineering studies prepared by departmental staff, local public agencies and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) regarding improvements on or adjacent to the County roadway system.  Performs other duties as assigned.
*This position is actively recruited and at will. 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering is required.  (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*
  • Eight (8) years of full-time work experience as a transportation engineer which includes four (4) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity is required.
  • Current registration in the State of Illinois as a Licensed Professional Engineer is required.  (Must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.  (Must provide proof at time of interview)
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge and experience with preparing and providing oversight of local and Federal Phase 1 Reports and Feasibility Studies.  Knowledge of the principles, practices, policies, programs and regulations relative to transportation engineering and transportation planning.  Skill applying IDOT; Manual on Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) design standards and practices; and environmental rules/regulations through the application of sound engineering judgment.  Ability to effectively and efficiently manage a multi-disciplinary team and meet project deadlines, obtain design feature acceptance by the public, local agencies, IDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration personnel without major corrections and revision.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, outside agencies, and the general public.  Ability to exercise independent judgment in developing solutions to design study problems and in situations where limited standardization exists.  Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.  Ability to prepare complex reports, project summaries, correspondence and maintain accurate records.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, other agencies, consultants and contractors.  Ability to direct, motivate, and supervise subordinates through to timely completion of work assignments.  Ability to analyze, prioritize, and handle a large number of projects and problems effectively under time constraints.  Ability to prepare annual budget requests, assure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time, while maintaining confidentiality.  This position may require moderate to extensive travel to work assignments throughout Cook County for which the employee must provide his/her own adequate means of transportation. 
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
Benefits Package
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
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*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
*This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.



Note: As an internal candidate, should you be offered the position, salary allocations shall abide by the Cook County Personnel Rules.

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