In this new position, the Senior Engineer will lead project scoping and development or review of engineering concepts and cost estimates for CMAP’s forthcoming Freight Bottleneck Elimination Conceptual Engineering study, coordinating the work of an engineering consulting firm. This project will focus on highway-rail grade crossings and on truck bottlenecks that occur off the Interstate system. The project will evaluate roadway deficiencies, propose solutions, and explore ways to incorporate the results of the study into partner agencies’ project programming activities, including the CREATE program. The Senior Engineer will bring a new level of expertise to aid in CMAP’s transportation programming, planning and analysis work.
The Senior Engineer will also provide expert guidance, including development or review of engineering concepts and associated cost estimates for subregional transportation studies and Local Technical Assistance program projects as appropriate. Additional assignments may include assisting with a program of pavement management plans and truck routing plans being developed for local agencies, helping deepen CMAP’s efforts in highway safety project development for local agencies, and helping guide ongoing refinement of evaluation methods used in CMAP’s capital programs (CMAQ, TAP, and STP).
The successful candidate for this position has demonstrated the application of expert technical knowledge to solve complex problems, has worked with public officials and construction managers, coordinated consultant work, effectively analyzed data, managed research and development of reports, and communicated findings to a broad range of audiences.
Created in 2005, CMAP is the award-winning regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP operates under authorizing legislation known as Public Act 095-0677 and by-laws.