Need A Job Now

nlx logo

Need a Job Now

Job Information

WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Resident Engineer (ID# 47303) in Chicago, Illinois

Resident Engineer (ID# 47303) Chicago, IL

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 7 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Chicago Construction Services Team and be a part of a growing team that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP is currently initiating a search for a RESIDENT ENGINEER - TRANSIT & RAIL for our Chicago office.

JOB SUMMARY: The Resident Engineer provides technical leadership and supervises construction engineering and inspection activities, among other responsibilities. Projects may span multiple disciplines, such as civil, transit/rail, structural, electrical, and others. Guides and coordinates a team of construction field inspectors on critical infrastructure projects. The candidate must demonstrate a solid knowledge of transit, rail, and electrical construction including traction power, and good engineering judgment in providing oversight and inspection of engineering projects of significant importance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain client satisfaction of construction inspection and monitoring services

  • Direct and manage a team of construction inspectors, controls experts, and engineers

  • Review and respond to contractor requests for information

  • Enforce compliance with the construction contract documents, per agency specifications and manuals

  • Monitoring construction in a transit/rail operating environment

  • Observe contractor performance for compliance with project safety protocol

  • Interact with construction contractors in performance of Quality Assurance inspections

  • Routinely track and monitor contractors schedule and report progress

  • Review contractors Contract Change Order requests and resolve changes to complete the project.

  • Conduct regular meetings with contractor, utility companies, clients, and other stakeholders

  • Maintain schedule, budget and profitability of assigned projects

  • Prepare monthly reports

  • Track construction progress and verify contractor payments

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering-related field (e.g. civil engineering, construction management, etc.)

  • Minimum 10 years of construction management experience

  • At least 5 years working as a resident engineer on IDOT highway improvement projects of similiar size and complexity

  • Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Illinois

  • A demonstrated ability to read and completely understand contract documents

  • A working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and materials (e.g. IDOT)

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Relocation assistance is not available for this postion.

WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively "WSP USA") is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status