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Highway Engineer III (Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways)

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
Chicago, Illinois (US)
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Under the direction of a Bureau Chief and higher level Engineers, performs a variety of engineering duties in one or more areas of planning, design and construction, or other areas of specialization. Applies engineering principles and practices with minimum technical supervision.  Assumes responsibility over assigned work projects and plans and assists in the supervision of the work performed by other technical and support staff assigned to projects; prepares progress reports and communication material concerning established goals and objectives.  Coordinates with project team, government agencies, utility companies, residents, businesses, industry professionals and external vendors to achieve project goals.  Performs other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Construction, or Electrical Engineering is required. 

  • Four (4) years of full-time work experience in civil, construction, or electrical engineering is required.

  • Valid driver’s license is required.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional work experience with transportation projects.


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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