Transportation Roadway Engineer

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Transportation Roadway Engineer

Wight & Company, an award-winning Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management firm, is seeking a Transportation Roadway Engineer in our Chicago location! Are you an energetic and entrepreneurial professional with excellent people skills? Then we would like to talk to you about joining our team!
Wight’s work environment requires dedication, flexibility, enthusiasm, analytical thinking, and desire for continual learning focused on anticipating the needs of clients. 


  • Independently manage and design Phase I transportation projects
  • Organize and maintain project files
  • Support the preparation of transportation design plans, profiles, and geometric layout designs
  • Prepare plans, special provisions, and estimates
  • Collaborate with a multi-discipline team and with clients to assess and solve challenging transportation issues
  • Assess existing and future conditions and develop planning level alternatives to address specific problems and needs
  • Evaluate effectiveness of alternatives based on impacts, costs, benefits, and other evaluation criteria and make recommendations accordingly


  • 10+ years’ experience in Roadway Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Illinois P.E. required
  • Experience working with state, county and local transportation agencies in Illinois on Phase I planning (NEPA)
  • Experience managing and designing Phase II (final design) projects is a plus
  • Experience working on transit, multi-use trails and/or bike lanes projects is a plus
  • Strong existing relationships with transportation clients required
  • Experience managing Phase I transportation projects processed as Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments and/or Environmental Impact Statements
  • Proficiency in MicroStation, Geopak, Microsoft Office Suite, HCS 2010 required; Synchro, ArcGIS and other traffic modeling software knowledge a plus
  • Broad transportation and physical planning experience is preferred; inclusive off transit, highway, land use, bicycle and pedestrian, long range and economic planning projects
  • Strong technical writing skills required

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