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Sr. Consultant, Civil Engineer
Req ID 6014
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Sr. Consultant, Civil Engineer

 

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

Be involved in projects with our Roadway Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
 
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
 
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Sr Consultant, Civil Engineer - Transportation for our Lisle, IL office.

Your Impact

  • Reviews engineering designs related to roadside safety, geometrics, and maintenance of traffic (MOT). Assisting with design review of consultant milestone submittals and barrier warrant analysis reports ensuring conformance with Tollway standards and criteria.
  • Assist with developing designs and construction details in preparing Tollway design manuals and standards.
  • Facilitate efforts as part of the Illinois Tollway General Engineering Consultant (GEC) team to provide expertise and support for planning, design and construction across the Illinois Tollway system.
  • Provide support in design exhibits and memorandums to the Illinois Tollway. 
  • Implement the new MASH standards for the Illinois Tollway.
  • Communicate with industry and vendors on new hardware and equipment for use on Illinois Tollway System.

 Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or closely related discipline.
  • 5+ years of relevant post education experience in transportation engineering with a focus of design of roadways and highways.  
  • Engineer in Training Certification.
  • Proficient knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to permitting and project work-related issues.
  • Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and construction management; including active involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and new design projects.
  • Working knowledge with process and concepts for reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances/greenhouse gas.
  • Working knowledge of relevant civil construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Ability to make technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.
  • Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including tracking hours and expenses for project work.
  • Ability to plan and conduct inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of facilities or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
  • Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., MicroStation, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS, InRoads, Geopak, GeoSlope, ANSYS, STADD, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS), technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
  • Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
  • Ability to rapidly absorb and interpret technical information.
  • Ability to manage assignments independently.
  • Ability to read and understand civil/roadway construction plans.
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail while demonstrating an ability and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to assertively direct others in the field such as subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Illinois Tollway design and construction experience is preferred as well as an in-depth knowledge of MOT, geometrics, roadway safety, advanced clear zone concepts and other roadway safety methods.
  • the ideal candidate will be of high ethical character and be able to efficiently work in a collaborative environment in both a manager and support roles.
  • Knowledge of Illinois Tollway design and construction standards and criteria.
  • Experience with Open Roads Designer software and Bentley products. 
  • Experience with field inspection.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.
  • Experience managing small to mid-size projects.
  • 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.
  • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.

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Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 10%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: LISLE - WESTERN CT
  • All locations: US-IL-Chicago, US-IL-Lisle, US-IL-Woodridge

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. #LI-HYBRID

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