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Capital Projects Manager (Department of Transportation and Highways)

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
Chicago, Illinois
$108,300 - $119,500/YRLY
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Manager / Leader
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Job Summary

Manage, review, and coordinate the preparation of bid documents for Department's Capital Construction Projects. Oversee the coordination of all types of transportation projects, including large and complex highway partnership projects and local public agencies for improvements to the transportation system. Manage engineering studies, land acquisitions, drainage and utility systems, preliminary and final designs, preparation of construction documents, cost estimates, and project scheduling. Interact with elected officials, Federal, State, and Local governmental agencies and the general public regarding the Department's ongoing transportation projects.

This position is Actively Recruited and At Will.  



Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or  a directly related field is required.
  • Eight (8) years in transportation engineering or directly related experience is required.
  • Four (4) years of prior supervisory experience is required.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License in the State of Illinois is required.


The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways was established in 1913 by the State of Illinois upon approval of the first officially recorded County highway system maps. The present day system has evolved to include jurisdictional authority over 568 center line miles of highways. The Department has maintenance responsibilities for 1,426 lane miles of pavement, 132 bridges, 360 traffic signals and seven pumping stations from four maintenance facilities.

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