Senior Planner/Engineer/Project Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - , Chicago

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Planner/Engineer/Project Manager for immediate employment in the Chicago, IL or Warrenville, IL office locations. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in transportation planning and project management specific to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) and other local agencies. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The incumbent can look forward to managing and supporting projects such as major transportation environmental impacts statements and environmental assessments, feasibility studies, and comprehensive transportation plans. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

AECOM is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a broad range of planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, systems integration, operations and maintenance, management and a wide range of specialized technical services for the U.S. federal government, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and other multinational corporations. We provide services for transportation, hazardous waste, industrial infrastructure and process, petrochemical, general building, water/wastewater, military facilities and equipment platforms, and defense and security programs.

AECOM’s Transportation Group – Central Region is growing again! With 90,000 people in more than 150 countries, AECOM, a fortune 500 company and recognized as one of the most admired companies by Fortune, is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. Our highly capable team provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. AECOM is ranked #1 in Transportation by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine for 14 consecutive years. AECOM is also ranked #1 in Transportation by ENR in the Midwest USA.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage, coordinate and/or oversee transportation related projects and task assignments to include traffic engineering, traffic forecasting, travel demand modeling, traffic capacity analyses, interchange modification/justification reports

  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others

  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed planning products

  • Performs as a staff advisor and consultant as to a technical specialty, a type of facility, industry, equipment or program function

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws

  • Oversees specialized planning functions, such as large-scale new development proposals and environmental studies

  • Provides overall management of IE-related planning issues

  • Advises on all planning-related matters

  • Advises various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning related issues

  • Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities

  • Prepares reports on operations and activities, recommending improvements and modifications

  • Analyzes planning projects related to transportation for information, including land use policies, impact of projects and long-range planning needs

  • Defines regional and local transportation planning problems and priorities

  • Prepares reports, recommendations, assessments and impact statements on transportation planning

  • Recommends transportation system projects based on economic, population, land-use, and traffic projections

  • Develops or tests new methods and models of transportation analysis

  • Analyzes data from modeling software, geographic information systems or associated databases

  • Collaborates with engineers to research, analyze, or resolve complex transportation and aviation design issues

  • Develops design ideas for new or improved transport infrastructure, such as junction improvements, pedestrian projects, bicycle planning, transit facilities, and car parking areas

  • Participates in public meetings or hearings to explain planning proposals, to gather feedback from those affected by projects, or to achieve consensus on project designs

  • Reviews development plans for transportation system effects, infrastructure requirements, or compliance with applicable transportation regulations

  • Analyzes transportation-related consequences of federal and state legislative proposals

Supplies transportation planning, engineering, and infrastructure advice to clients

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or planning with studies in civil engineering, transportation planning, environmental planning or related field

  • 8+ years’ experience in planning and or planning-related field

  • Must have one or more of the following certifications: Professional Engineer (PE), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Certified Environmental Professional (CEP)

  • Experience in project management and transportation engineering and planning task management, coordination and/or and oversight

  • Preparation of and usage of project management tools such as scopes of service, budgets and schedules

  • Successful management of at least one Environmental Impact Statements and/or Multiple Environmental Assessments compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA

  • Excellent understanding of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) NEPA compliance and procedures as administered by the Department of Transportation

  • Experience with MicroSoft Office Suite including MSProject, MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as CAD and GIS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in engineering, urban planning, transportation, public policy, or related area of study or demonstrated combination of education, skills, knowledge, ability and experience

  • 15+ years of experience in planning or related field

  • State of Illinois PE license

  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices and techniques of engineering or planning

  • Experience working on IDOT or ISHTA project development projects involving compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and NC Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) projects

  • Experience working on multimodal transportation projects including, bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and highway projectsAbility to interpret planning legislation and municipal requirements; and ability to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field condition

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 224440BR

Additional Locations US - Warrenville, IL - 4320 Winfield Road

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.