RS&H Talent Acquisition

Senior Project Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
# of Openings
Construction Inspection & Contract Administration
Job Level

The Opportunity


We are seeking a Senior Project Engineer for our Transportation-Construction Management practice in Chicago, IL.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as Owner’s Representative for inspection and contract administration during the construction of large-scale projects
  • Direct a highly complex and specialized construction engineering administration and inspection program
  • Verify that construction is performed in substantial compliance with the contract documents; and manages the consultant contract, including responsibility for accounts receivable, subconsultant management, and client management interface
  • Plan and organize the work of others. This may also include direct supervision, including hiring, coaching, performance reviews, development conversations, and productivity management
  • Verify and ensure construction activities are performed in compliance with contract documentation
  • Draft all Owner’s-side project correspondence, review claims, change orders, requests for time extensions
  • Develop and/or reviews policies, methods, practices, and procedures



  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • 10 years relevant experience
  • PE required
  • Prior experience in construction of major road or bridge structures is required
  • Must possess strong oral and written communications skills
  • Must have the ability to effectively interact with and build strong relationships with clients, customers, contractors, and other key stakeholders
  • Proven ability to successfully address challenging or potentially controversial issues in a sound professional and business-like manner
  • Able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time (up to 8 hours). Occasionally required to sit and stoop
  • Able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job
  • Subject to environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside
  • Able to safely operate a vehicle on the highway and on construction sites


Preferred Qualifications

  • Current IDOT Erosion and Sedimentation Control Workshop Modules I and III (or must obtain within 1 year)
  • Current (or must obtain within 6 months) IDOT Documentation of Contract Quantities
  • HMA Level 1
  • PCC Level 1 & 2





Please note: no agency representation or submissions will be recognized for this vacancy. Candidates should apply directly to this role to be considered. It is the responsibility of all third-party recruiting and employment agencies to know and adhere to our recruiting policy.

The Team

While RS&H was founded in 1941, we have been providing construction management services as one of our primary business practices since 1984.  RS&H’s Transportation-Construction Management Practice serves numerous state departments of transportation, mobility/transportation authorities, turnpike/toll authorities, rail/port authorities, municipal/county governments, and private clients throughout the United States. Our Construction Engineering and Inspections (CEI) teams as well as our Construction Management teams are industry leading experts who provide a full range of construction engineering, program management, specialized testing, and inspection services from the preconstruction phase through maintenance and operations.  By joining our team, you too can provide unique expertise in the full life cycle of transportation delivery, and lead the evolution of transportation.

The Company

Employee-owned, RS&H is one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and consulting firms whose associates work hard every day to create a more connected future where everyone can thrive. We offer an exceptional journey from start to future. Our integrated teams translate experience into insight, turn challenges into opportunities, and build relationships that are as strong as the buildings and infrastructure we deliver together. We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, caring, forward-thinking, creativity, inclusivity, and ownership.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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