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Structure Engineering Coordinator

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Chicago, IL

Employer:  Chicago Transit Authority
Category:  Engineering
Job Type:  Full Time

Description

SALARY

$40.138 - $57.342

POSITION SUMMARY

Coordinates activities of personnel involved in estimating, designing, and planning of various structure engineering projects. Under direction, functions as lead professional engineer managing projects of considerable complexity involving the selection and application of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria for the design, construction, and maintenance of CTA structural systems.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Approves or prepares detailed drawings, scopes, plans, designs, and specifications for major projects in compliance with general engineering principles and applicable policies, codes, and ordinances.
  • Serves as technical expert and engineering support on construction projects.
  • Monitors the design, implementation, and construction of contractor and in-house job progress and resolves problems during the planning, construction, cutover, start-up, and close-out phases.
  • Provides status reports to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and according to CTA standards and needs
  • Approves or prepares specifications for project materials and services. Acts as a liaison between various CTA departments, contractors, consultants, manufacturers, and governmental representatives ensuring projects conform to plans, specifications, schedules, and budgets.
  • Coordinates and integrates criteria and approach used in construction projects with various CTA departments including Red and Purple Modernization, Infrastructure Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Technology Engineering, Maintenance, and Transit Operations.
  • Coordinates, schedules, and conducts inspections of work sites to verify compliance with contract requirements, assess project status, identify potential problems, and recommend solutions to keep projects within scope and budget.
  • Assists with the development of design directives, design criteria, and standard details to keep structural standards up to date. Approves or prepares testing and acceptance procedures for structural construction projects.
  • Identifies, researches, evaluates, recommends, and develops new structural technology.
  • Assists in the development and administration of the CTA Capital Construction and maintenance programs for the rail and bus systems and their related infrastructure.
  • Coordinates population of CTA's asset management and GIS databases.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to this position are the following jobs:

Job Title
  • Structural Engineers (I - IV)

CHALLENGES
  • Optimize design of structure that is durable, cost effective and constructible. Deliver within schedule and budget.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering with a Structural Engineering concentration or a related field plus eight (8) years of experience related to this position, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, provided the degree requirement is met.
  • Must be a Registered Illinois Professional Engineer or Registered Illinois Structural Engineer.
  • Design experience in lieu of P.E. or S.E. Registration will be considered.
  • Experience in the design, construction and maintenance of facilities.
  • Valid State of Illinois driver's license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer keyboards.
  • Physical ability to walk and limited climbing along rail system tracks or electrified rail in dimly lit subways, elevated structures, and expressway median to ensure personal safety.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Ability to operate an aerial lift, after proper safety training.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Detailed knowledge of railroad and / or transit structure design and maintenance is preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of structural engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Detailed knowledge of materials, techniques, and municipal codes and ordinances as applied to design, construction, and maintenance of communications projects.
  • Advanced skill using CAD and GIS applications (i.e. AutoCAD, MicroStation, ArcView).
  • Advanced math skills including Algebra, Calculus, and geometry.
  • Advanced skill using personal computer, engineering applications, and data management software.
  • Strong research, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills to assess how one change can affect the entire project.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to apply engineering knowledge to complex engineering problems with versatility, judgment, and perception.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate routine engineering problems and provide practical and cost effective solutions.
  • Ability to adapt well to change.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to manage moderately complex engineering projects of significant magnitude.

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • General office environment.
  • Works outdoors, in or near shop/garage/terminal areas and on elevated, ballasted, and subway track areas adjacent to and energized contact rails and moving trains.
  • Travels within the Chicago Metropolitan area and works various days and hours as assigned.
  • Subject to prevailing weather conditions when conducting field inspections.
  • Occasionally required to travel to other locations in North America.

EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED
  • Standard office equipment.
  • Personal computer and related software, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, MicroStation, engineering software.
  • National, state, and local codes, standards, and technical literature.
Additional Details

Employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.

Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification.

CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact arc@transitchicago.com prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

TO BE CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY INCLUDING:
  • UPLOADED RESUME / WORK HISTORY
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • JOB ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS
INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST BE ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL.

Failure to respond to correspondences during the hiring process in a timely fashion may result in your application being closed out for non-responsiveness.

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