Coordinating Engineer I


Organization : City of Chicago
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : IL
City : Chicago
Salary and Benefits : Up to $108,984/Annually

Job Description 


Department of Water Management
Number of Positions: 1

Under direction, coordinates and supervises the work of an engineering section responsible for the planning, design and coordination of sewer main projects.


Directs the conduct of field surveys to identify conditions that may impact the scope of proposed construction.


Meets with engineers and consultants to determine scope, cost, design criteria, and specifications for sewer projects, and related systems and facilities.


Supervises staff and oversees engineering consultants functioning as design engineers ensuring work is completed according to contract specifications and project time lines.


Interprets design plans and specifications to contractors, and assists in resolving design and construction problems.


Directs the preparation of project status and cost reports to management and funding agencies.


Monitors projects assigned to staff and consulting engineers ensuring projects comply with engineering specifications, are completed on schedule, and are within budget.


Under direction, authorizes design plans, contract documents, cost estimates and engineering calculations for construction or rehabilitation projects.


Assists supervisory staff in resolving complex engineering design and construction problems.


Reviews and approves plan changes and contract modifications submitted by engineering staff.


Under direction, assigns various projects to staff, and reviews and evaluates their performance.


Represents City at community meetings and to businesses affected by development projects.


Reviews and conducts hydrologic and hydraulic studies to resolve sewer capacity issues and flooding complaints.


May prepare grant applications to secure project funding.


May consult with other departments and agencies to coordinate personnel engaged in project engineering activities.


May provide technical information on engineering projects at hearings and legal proceedings.


Performs related duties as required.

NOTE:   The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering supplemented by five years of work experience in the planning, design and construction management of engineering projects including three years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, provided the minimum degree requirement is met. Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) is required.  At the time of employment, positions must have obtained Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) in the State of Illinois.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Education & Employment Verification- Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) is required.  At the time of employment, positions must have obtained Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) in the State of Illinois.
NOTE: A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required.
NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, valid State of Illinois driver's license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields. 
This position requires applicants to complete an interview.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.  
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Previous supervisory experience related to the position.

Previous work experience involving water and sewer construction and design.

Previous work experience involving preparing reports relating to complex engineering projects.

Previous work experience in the management of professional services firms in complex engineering projects.

Proficiency in a position using Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Previous work experience on sewer main design projects.

Previous service in the Armed Forces of the U.S. on active duty continually for six months and have not been dishonorably discharged.                                                              

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code.  Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).   Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago                                           Department of Human Resources
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor                               Soo Choi, Commissioner

Job Posting: May 23, 2018, 12:01:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jun 23, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 20 | Salary: Up to $108,984/Annually Pay Basis:Yearly

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