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Senior Project Manager, Construction and Design job in Evanston

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Organization:  City of Evanston
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Evanston
Salary and Benefits:  $90,193 - $130,770


This is a senior technical position requiring a thorough knowledge of municipal engineering. The position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the engineering function (in-house and under contract) that designs and constructs the city’s infrastructure, prepares plans, specifications, and estimates of construction projects, attends neighborhood to discuss proposed and approved construction projects, performs design and construction inspection work as needed, assists in preparation of the capital improvement budget; prepares reports and technical recommendation for City Council approval and maintains records and reports of technical and official archive materials for Public Works improvement projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):

Extensive knowledge of civil engineering theory, principles, practices and construction techniques and materials; ability to execute Civil/Transportation design, construction plans and develop specifications; ability to supervise subordinate staff, including professional, technical and support staff; ability to perform difficult technical engineering work and research and develop work stressing innovative techniques; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizens, contractors, city officials and the general public.

Serves as Project Manager on projects of extreme complexity and/or magnitude.Serves as Project Manager on all federally-funded construction projects.Serves as engineering staff support to the Board of Local Improvement.Responsible for evaluating performance of subordinate staff, recommending personnel actions including salary increases, disciplinary action, training, developmental activities and related areas.Responsible for the engineering component of the City’s Geographic Information System, working in conjunction with ITPrepares RFPs, RFQs and Bid documents for various projects. Manages contract negotiation and administration of consultants retained for infrastructure improvement projectsPrepares the annual Community Development Block grant applications andCoordinates grant applications for City-sponsored infrastructure projects; prepares quarterly progress report on CDBG projects.Coordinates with Traffic Engineering staff on street projects for traffic signal installation and street marking.Coordinates with Utility Department staff on projects for water main and sewer replacement and installation.Coordinates with Parking Systems staff on projects for parking lots resurfacing.Manages all pre-construction meetings for engineering-related capital improvement projects.Reviews work performed by consultants on various State and Federally funded public works projects and provides recommendations. Prepares newsletters for distribution concerning construction projects and updates for citizens and the public.Reviews private development plansPerforms additional public works duties as required


Graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.Seven to ten years of professional civil engineering experience, with five years in a lead engineering role managing multiple municipal contract in excess of $1 million. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD.


The ability to work in a sedentary position, occasionally using force to lift, carry or otherwise move objects normally found in an office setting. The employee is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.


Must be a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.


Exercises considerable latitude in the performance of duties. Reports to the Assistant Director of Public Works, Infrastructure and Engineering.

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