Kane County Illinois, with over 531,000 residents across 30 municipalities, is seeking to fill two critical positions in the Division of Transportation “KDOT”. Kane County is a diverse and thriving region; home to large established cities like Aurora and Elgin, trendy suburbs along the Fox River Valley, and maintains its’ sprawling agricultural character including many tiny and charming hamlets. At the same time, Kane County benefits from excellent schools and world-class community colleges and private universities.
Several large international corporations have chosen Kane County as their home for US headquarters; in part because the region is the heartland’s hotspot for technology and innovation. This technology focus is benefitted by a highly educated and sought-after skilled labor force. Access to metro Chicago is direct and efficient whether by commuter rail lines or US highway. These access venues also lead to a multitude of recreational opportunities including over 300 miles of bike trails and 76 forest preserves.
KDOT, the award-winning county division of transportation, is a critical player in the Chicago Metro region for planning and implementation of major road, bridge and other transportation projects. KDOT offers the opportunity to work on a variety of complex and challenging projects; ranging from river crossings to roundabouts and coordination of traffic management via the department’s Arterial Operations Center. Our team-oriented working environment fosters attainment of broad-based and invaluable experience in planning, construction and design activities. Success has been built in part on a strong history of acquiring state and federal grant funds to leverage substantial investment in the region. KDOT works with its’ many partners in delivering highly beneficial services and exceptional results to stakeholders.
A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of five years experience in highway design, safety and traffic management is highly desirable but not mandatory.
A PE license is highly desirable but not mandatory.
Ideal Candidate Competencies and Abilities
Knowledge of highway ordinances, codes in the MUTCD manual, federal and state design and construction standards, and state statutes;
Demonstrated ability to analyze existing highway safety, capacity and operational issues as needed to formulate recommendations for future improvements;
Management, design and administration of multiple engineering projects and contracts on a concurrent basis;
Perform due diligence activities to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget;
Successful coordination of planning, design and implementation of capital improvement projects in cooperation with various federal, state, and local agencies;
Oversight of consultants and provision of technical direction to them as needed;
Provide engineering and management assistance for permitting, land acquisition and other activities as required to support departmental operations.
Construction Resident Engineer/Project Manager – Construction Division
Background and Experience
A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or construction engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of science-based education and work experience.
A minimum of 10 years engineering and/or construction experience preferably involving road, highway and/or bridge construction is highly desirable but not mandatory.
A minimum of five years project construction management experience is desirable.
Ideal Candidate Competencies and Abilities
Ably discharge duties as County Project Engineer or Project Manager for Consulting Resident Engineer;
Effectively supervise, coordinate and manage highway construction projects and contracts including maintaining conformance with established schedules and budgets;
Successful coordination, planning and execution of capital improvement projects in cooperation with various state and local agencies;
A working familiarity with IDOT standard specifications for road and bridge construction, as well as MUTCD and MFT guidelines and procedures;
Experience with the ICORS documentation system and IDOT documentation certification;
Understand civil engineering plans and specifications and construction layout;
Work with survey instruments, equipment and data collection devices;
Conduct construction inspection and coordination procedures in a timely and safe manner.
Additional Qualifications for Both Positions
Excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work well with others, proficiency with Microsoft software programs including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license.
Compensation and Work Schedule
The salary ranges for these positions are as follows:
Project Manager /Traffic Safety Engineer -- $60,008-$85,947, depending upon qualifications.
Construction Resident Engineer/Project Manager -- $60,008-$76,960, DOQ.
The county offers a very competitive benefit program including a flexible work schedule tailored to meet the needs of individual employees.
How to Apply
Apply electronically by submitting a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to www.GovHRjobs.com. Open until filled but to ensure consideration please apply by April 10, 2020. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the attention of Robert Stalker, Vice President, GovHR USA. Tel: 847-380-3240 or Jennifer Becker, Deputy Chief of Staff, KDOT Tel: 630-262-6177. Kane County, Illinois is an equal opportunity employer.
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