Transportation Drainage Engineer | HR Green

Posted on Oct 13, 2022

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The Transportation Drainage Engineer will be responsible for supporting or leading drainage-related analyses, designs and client interaction involving hydraulics, hydrology, and reports on multiple transportation projects. The Transportation Drainage Engineer will work directly with Lead Engineers and Project Managers, and will report to the Group Leader.  This person may also be responsible for reviewing drainage work performed by others and mentoring less experienced staff.


  • Key contributor to roadway drainage design and other related design tasks on a variety of project types. 
  • Under the direction of the Project Manager, assigns and manages tasks and schedules to Staff Engineer (I/II) and non-exempt project team members.
  • Ensures the accuracy of completed tasks through the use of established HR Green QA/QC processes established for each project.
  • Completes major design tasks that meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Monitors and pro-actively identifies or corrects technical, schedule or financial issues through effective communication with the Project Manager or other management staff.
  • Assists the Client in bidding or contractor selection if authorized by the Project Manager.
  • Monitors construction and supervises field personnel assigned to a task, data collection or a specific project.
  • Responds to contractor questions and issues and prepares and issues project addenda as needed.
  • Recommends and prepares change orders, if authorized by the Project Manager.
  • May participate in preparation of engineering services proposals, including the calculation/estimation of time schedules and costs of the proposed work.
  • Signs and seals engineering documents as an authorized representative of the company.
  • Independently communicates on technical matters with the client.


Not only does HR Green provide you with a place to grow, thrive, and enjoy your work, but we are also dedicated to delivering a comprehensive and multi-faceted benefits package. Visit our website for detailed total rewards information.

 HR Green is proud to be an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.



  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a focus on hydrology/hydraulics desired 
  • 2 years of design/engineering experience.
  • Illinois Professional Engineer License or Engineer-in-Training desired
  • Good knowledge of Microstation/Geopak and engineering automation tools. 
  • Experience with hydraulic and hydrology modeling software including XP-SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HY-8. 
  • Familiarity with NE Illinois stormwater agencies and ordinances


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