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Project Engineer II

Company: J.A. Watts
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

J. A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) is a woman-owned professional services firm that believes in treating its clients and employees like family at every level of our company. Our family culture is what we're known for, and we work to stay true to who we are. That's how we manage our projects and how we recruit THE Best People in our industry. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we, which makes us stronger together.

This role is responsible for supporting Engineering project management through preparing, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring a variety of projects in the Engineering industry. They will assist in managing aspects of projects including oversight and planning for engineering design, procurement, and construction inspection. Projects may be in roadway and/or rail supporting a variety of Project Engineering responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate technical aspects of project which may include contract submission, designs, testing, studies, and data collection/analysis
  • Responsible for performing technical assignments throughout assigned projects including design plan and specification development, perform and verify engineering calculations, construction inspections, construction layout, and conducting field tests
  • Establish familiarity with applicable project specifications and apply them to the work
  • Assist in preparation of specifications and timeline of project to both internal and external clients
  • Provide status reports of project schedules and budget
  • Review project plans and proposals and suggest updates or maintain changes as needed
  • Perform quality control reviews of the work and regularly report on project status
  • Maintain professional integrity and reputation through compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with team members to assist and support
  • Perform other duties as required/directed


    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from ABET-accredited institution; Civil Engineering preferred
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management considered
    • Must be able to obtain PE within 3 years of employment; current PE preferred
    • 2-7 years of relevant experience
    • Experience on IDOT, Illinois Tollway or CTA projects preferred
    • Willingness to travel to job locations in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana preferred
    • Must have strong oral and written communication skills
    • Must have a clear analytical approach to problem-solving and strong decision-making abilities
    • Must work well in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple tasks at a time
    • Must be knowledgeable with rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards

      Company Benefits

      • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family
      • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available
      • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options
      • Matching 401(k) retirement plan
      • Paid time off and holidays
      • Student debt repayment resources available
      • ID Theft protection
      • Professional development and tuition assistance
      • Company-sponsored social events

        EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled

Keywords: J.A. Watts, Des Plaines , Project Engineer II, Engineering , Des Plaines, Illinois

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