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Entry to Mid-Level Roadway Engineer
Req ID 7858
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Entry to Mid-Level Roadway 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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.  As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP has an exciting career opportunity for a motivated team player to fulfill the role of a Entry to Mid-Level Roadway Engineer. Will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge 3D roadway modeling software. We have a significant backlog of transportation work for a position based in our Chicago, IL office located near O’Hare International Airport. Flexible work environment to include remote/hybrid work.   WSP Chicago is a leader in the Transportation industry, serving federal, state, and local DOT's. WSP has key contracts in place and a strong project portfolio presenting opportunities for rapid expansion of this practice.  The Chicago Transportation Engineering team also supports other offices throughout North America, working not only on Transportation projects, but other related disciplines as well. These projects may include design-build opportunities, as well as traditional design-bid-build designs. We are looking for an experienced Roadway Design Engineer who can work within a design team. An Illinois Professional Engineer’s license (or ability to obtain within 1 year) is desired.    Our team is known for innovation and outstanding customer service and will continue to build on these values. This is a unique opportunity offering technical challenges within a large, diverse, and dynamic firm offering solutions to local and international clients.  We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career.  We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.  

Your Impact

  • Responsible for performing roadway or highway design tasks for projects of moderate to large size and complexity under the supervision and guidance of highly qualified senior transportation engineers
  • Technical assignments may include roadway and highway geometrics, drainage system design, traffic analysis and design, barrier warrant analyses, maintenance of traffic, municipal engineering, general civil/site development and other related tasks
  • Designs will be performed primarily with the use of MicroStation and Geopak OpenRoads Designer 3-D modelling software to prepare plans
  • Additional assignments will include developing preliminary design studies and Project Reports, preparing specifications, completing quantity take-offs, and checking design computations

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering degree.
  • 2 - 6 years + of roadway design experience
  • EIT Required.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve engineering problems
  • Our ideal candidate has experience with roadway design software which may include MicroStation, Geopak OpenRoads Designer 3D Modeler
  • Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word experience
  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively and communicate as part of a diverse design team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated maturity in judgment and initiative
  • Must pass drug test and background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed IL PE is a plus
  • Experience with Illinois DOT and Illinois Tollway Design policies


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: N/A - No travel required
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: CHICAGO - W HIGGINS RD
  • All locations: US-IL-Chicago

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 flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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.

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