Senior Development Assistance Engineer | Baxter & Woodman, Inc.

Posted on Jun 6, 2018

POSITION: Senior Development Assistance Engineer 
Baxter & Woodman has a rewarding opportunity for a Senior Development Assistance Engineer in our Development Assistance Department. We are seeking qualified applicants for our Mokena or Chicago, IL offices.  

  • Provide general municipal engineering services to several clients.
  • Where required, serve as part-time staff engineer to local municipality.
  • Assist in negotiations of development, annexation and inter-governmental agreements, preparation of municipal budgets.
  • Prepare and submit permits for local municipal projects.
  • Coordinate work done by other departments for local municipality.
  • Review development plans for compliance with local requirements, including stormwater management, grading, sanitary sewers, water lines, and transportation aspects.
  • Consult with other reviewers regarding electrical, photometric and structural issues.
  • Assess the need for permits from other agencies.
  • Assess impacts to on-site and adjacent private and public facilities.
  • Provide recommendations for improving on-site or adjacent facilities in conjunction with the development.
  • Prepare written review reports; communicate with Village Staff, developers and designers.
  • Respond proactively to inquiries from Village Staff and Officials, developers, designers and adjacent property owners.
  • Assist with preparation, documentation and improvement of review procedures.


  • 4 year B.S. degree in Civil Engineering
  • Illinois Professional Engineer License required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience reviewing development submittals
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical municipal staff and officials
  • Ability to work cooperatively with developers, designers and outside permit agencies
  • Ability to travel throughout Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin (own transportation)
  • Ability to work with local government staff and officials
  • Knowledge of basic principles and experience with stormwater management, water distribution, and wastewater collection systems
  • Knowledge of basic principles and experience with transportation facilities, including parking, roadway design, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and accessibility requirements
  • Ability to manage and review work done by less-experienced reviewers
  • Experience in site and subdivision development design and review, and site construction is preferred


8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60631
United States

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