Sr. Transit Engineer/Project Manager - Chicago

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Sr. Transit Engineer/Project Manager - Chicago

Wight & Company, an award winning Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management firm, is seeking a Sr. Transit Engineer/Project Manager for our Chicago office! Are you an energetic and entrepreneurial professional with excellent people skills? Then we would like to talk to you about joining our team!

Our Transportation Planning group in the Chicago office helps our clients solve problems in cost-effective and practical ways. Projects will include challenging and complex bus transit, rail transit, multi-modal, highway, transit-oriented development, and urban planning. Projects may include development of policies and programs. 

Success in the position will require ability to work in collaborative teams yet be a self-starter. The work environment requires dedication, flexibility, enthusiasm and analytical thinking focused on anticipating the needs of clients. The ideal candidate will lead engineering efforts and/or projects from conceptual engineering to final design in addition to selling our services to potential/existing clients.


  • Manage transit engineering projects and lead engineering teams
  • Prepare concept designs for transit infrastructure projects
  • Prepare final plans and specifications
  • Provide oversight and design review for engineering teams 
  • Prepare design reports and technical papers
  • Prepare and/or support operating plans
  • Support capital and operating cost estimates
  • Support the preparation of planning and NEPA documents 
  • Develop client relationships 
  • Identify/pursue project opportunities


  • Illinois Professional Engineer license (or ability to obtain one within 6 months)
  • Engineering Degree
  • 15 years’ experience on transit engineering projects
  • Concept engineering through final design experience required
  • Strong knowledge of planning, design and construction integration
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessments
  • Experience with estimating a plus
  • Experience with environmental documentation (NEPA) is a plus
  • Passenger Rail and Bus Rapid Transit experience desired
  • Strong organization and time management skills required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong design to budget and schedule adherence skills
  • Strong marketing and leadership skills a plus

We offer competitive benefits, employee mentorship, a friendly work culture and a great office environment to work in. Please visit our website at and forward your resume in Word or pdf format to (email hidden; JavaScript is required) for immediate consideration.