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Project Manager/Project Engineer job in Naperville

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Organization:  City of Naperville
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Naperville
Salary and Benefits:  $54,000 to $67,000 per year, competitive benefits package
05/06/2014

The City of Naperville is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Project Manager in the Transportation, Engineering, and Development Business Group. The Project Manager will oversee transportation projects, development projects, and capital improvement projects, from concept through completion. The Project Manager will lead and participate in multi-disciplinary project teams and coordinate with multiple departments and outside agencies on local and regional transportation projects. This position will report directly to the Deputy City Engineer.

This individual will participate in the development and management of technical and planning analysis to identify transportation issues and develop recommendations consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Work will address multiple modes of transportation, including but not limited to transit, roadways, bicycles, pedestrians and parking. This position will work with various city departments to answer citizen inquiries, gather information, or resolve complaints as well as compile, analyze and interpret complex transportation engineering data. This position is also responsible for providing staff support to various citizen advisory boards.

The position is also responsible for coordinating engineering designs and reviewing engineering plans of proposed development projects for compliance with city codes and regulations and; guiding developers through the design approval and construction phases of projects; coordinating project activities between city departments, developers, consultants, contractors, private organizations and outside agencies to expedite project completion; meeting with developers, community representatives and the public to explain projects and activities.

Additional responsibilities include monitoring the work of consultant engineers who prepare designs for city projects; overseeing the progress of capital improvement projects through all phases from concept to design, review, approval, permitting, construction, inspection and final close-out; developing project budgets, schedules, work and staffing plans and cost projections; developing reports on project elements (such as traffic patterns and infrastructure improvements) and may present findings to committees or to the City Council; reviewing invoices and recommending payment; overseeing work of Inspectors, Engineering Technicians and administrative staff who support projects; and continually reviewing department practices for opportunities to improve departmental effectiveness, efficiency, speed and customer service.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, urban planning, public administration, or a related transportation field is required. One or more years of experience supporting civil engineering projects is also required, with strong client or public interaction experience essential to success. Possession of an EIT, PE, AICP, PTP or related certification is a plus. A valid State of Illinois Driver’s License is required.

The Project Manager is accountable for working collaboratively, in a matrix environment, with other Teams in the Transportation, Engineering, and Development Business Group, as well as other city departments and groups, to achieve common goals and provide excellent customer service. Critical to this job is extensive and effective interaction with the public. The desired candidate will possess demonstrated experience and a high comfort level in a variety of public interface situations. The selected candidate will also possess strong analytical and communication skills, and strong knowledge of project management principles. Also important to this position are computer skills, project management, experience in report preparation and basic understanding of civil engineering practices.



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