HIGHWAY ENGINEER (TRANSPORTATION & HIGHWAYS) | Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
Posted on Nov 6, 2018
Under the direction of Highway Engineer III, IV, V, or Senior Project Engineer, performs a variety of engineering tasks in one or more areas of planning, design, or construction of transportation projects. Assumes primary responsibility over assigned projects and tasks. Coordinates with project team, government agencies, utility companies, residents, businesses, industry professionals, and external vendors to achieve project goals. May perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written formats. Knowledge of engineering principles, practices and techniques applicable to area of assignment. Ability to perform mathematical calculations in engineering tasks. Knowledge of basic computer aided design and drafting procedures. Ability to read and interpret contract plans and specifications. Ability to handle multiple routine assignments. Ability to assume responsibility for completeness and accuracy of assigned projects. Ability to exercise judgment and initiative in applying engineering principles to projects. Ability to work both independently or in a team environment. This position may require traveling to work assignments throughout Cook County for which the employee must provide his/her own adequate means of transportation.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Construction or Electrical Engineering SUPPLEMENTED WITH one (1) year of full-time work experience in civil, construction or electrical engineering is required. (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*
- Acceptance of the applicant for the Illinois Engineer Intern Examination with documented evidence from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at time of application SUPPLEMENTED WITH one (1) year of full-time work experience in civil, construction or electrical engineering is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering is required. (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*
- Valid driver’s license is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
- Work experience with transportation projects is preferred.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
Light Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job/occupation is rated Light Work when it requires: (1) walking or standing to a significant degree; (2) sitting most of the time while pushing or pulling arm or leg controls; or (3) working at a production rate pace while constantly pushing or pulling materials even though the weight of the materials is negligible.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
- MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
- IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION “Are you a military veteran?”
- ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING. IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).
VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
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How to apply
Apply online at https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/100/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=00122361
Closing date: 11/26/2018
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