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Senior Project Engineer

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 directly impacting Engineering project management through preparing, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring a variety of projects in the Engineering industry. They will manage all areas of projects including oversight and engineering design, procurement, and construction inspection. We are looking for an experienced Civil Design Engineer to oversee our growing Design team. Our design team works with a variety of projects and clients including the Tollway, IDOT, Count and Rail/Transit. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate all technical aspects of project including contract submission, designs, testing, and data collection and analysis; advise and provide suggestions as applicable
  • Review project plans and proposals and suggest updates or maintain changes as needed
  • Responsible for performing complex technical assignments throughout assigned projects including construction layout, Calculating and verifying engineering calculations, inspecting construction work, and conducting field tests
  • Prepare and distribute specifications and timeline of project to both internal and external clients
  • Provide status reports of projects on timeline, and budget
  • Allocate project resources appropriately and within project budget and provide suggestions or adjustments as needed
  • Oversee work completed including external contractors and act as the point person for the project
  • Perform overall quality control of the work and regularly report on project status
  • Interact daily with the clients and propose project updates as needed
  • Maintain project integrity and reputation through compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with team members to provide assistance and support
  • Perform other duties as required/directed

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
    • 5 - 15 years of roadway Civil Design experience
    • Professional Engineer license required
    • Experience in Traffic Engineering, Design experience in Rail/Transit, Design Management, and Project Management is a plus
    • Previous experience in Business Development is a plus
    • PTOE certification is a plus
    • 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 standardsCompany 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 are available
      • ID Theft protection
      • Professional development and tuition assistance
      • Company-sponsored social eventsEEO/AA: M/F/Vet/DisabledPM18PI182158279

Keywords: J.A. Watts, Des Plaines , Senior Project Engineer, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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