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Engineering Technician IV

Department: Program Management
Location: Chicago , IL

Company Overview:

Milhouse Engineering & Construction is a Chicago-based firm with 16 years of experience in the Aviation, Facilities, Gas, Power, Transportation, and Water/Wastewater sectors. Milhouse has experienced phenomenal growth evolving into a professional, full-service engineering and architectural consulting firm to provide Civil, Construction, Electrical, Energy, Mechanical, Environmental, Heavy Industry, and Structural engineering services along with Architectural services. With more than 200 professionals and offices in multiple locations across the country, Milhouse commits to delivering quality services on budget on schedule with integrity to clients in the federal, private and public sectors. Milhouse provides the highest level of total customer satisfaction by listening to, and responding to every client, and utilizing best business and technology practices. By developing and utilizing some of the industry’s “Best in Class” talent, Milhouse has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named one of the 2017 winners of the “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” award for the 13th year in a row.

Water Main Construction Engineer/Inspector

CTR (a joint venture of CH2M HILL, Teng & Assoc. (exp U.S. Services), and Rise Engineering (ARCADIS U.S.)) provides program management services to the Chicago Dept. of Water Management (CDWM). As part of the CTR program team, supporting the CDWM Capital Improvement Program, this position will report to the CTR Water Main Inspection Group Manager. CTR provides construction management services for the infrastructure that is replaced by DWM as part of its capital improvement program (CIP) and the primary responsibility of this position is to support the construction delivery of this effort.

Job Description

The purpose of the Water Main Inspection Group is to provide third-party construction inspection services for the City of Chicago’s water distribution infrastructure program. This position is responsible for daily construction inspection of new water main construction, status reporting, and contractor-owner coordination. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities are both routine and non-routine in nature. General duties of the position include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Observation, inspection, and documentation of underground utility construction as an Owner’s representative
  • Ensure compliance with design plans and specifications and permit requirements
  • Document contractor progress, maintain accurate quantity records, process payment requests, generate punch lists, and certify completion status
  • Document site activities accurately by maintaining accurate and current field books, construction reports, and as-built record drawings
  • Coordinate with City personnel for water quality testing
  • Advocate for site safety and interface with elected officials and their staffs, as well as the general public
  • Create and track work orders for each project in the DWM program database

Job Specifications

  • Good oral and written communication skills delivered with professionalism and courtesy
  • Ability to perform efficiently and work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Ability to respond proactively in a high-paced environment, with willingness to adjust and respond effectively to changes
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines set by the program leadership team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools, including MSWord, Outlook, and Excel

Education, Experience, and Certifications

  • Experience working in/for municipal agencies or with utility infrastructure networks
  • Experience in delivery of and/or supporting technical work (construction specifications, documentation and drawings) in a construction environment
  • Experience with simultaneously inspecting multiple projects
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering with 0 to 4+ years of experience in engineering or construction related field; or
  • B.S. in Construction or Project Management with 2 to 6+ years of experience in engineering or construction related field; or
  • A.S. or A.A.S. in Construction Management with 4 to 8+ years of experience in engineering or construction related field

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed primarily in an outdoor, highly urbanized environment
  • Ability to commute to/from multiple work sites

Milhouse Engineering and Construction is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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