Civil Project Manager (Phase I)
Chicago, IL 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description
Simply Put, A Great Place to Work

Benesch is a growing, multi-disciplined planning, engineering, and professional services firm. We enhance infrastructure and communities across the country - creating spaces and providing connections in ways that make a difference.

We pride ourselves on being nimble enough to remain responsive to client needs, yet large enough to offer exceptional bench strength. As a member of our team, you'll have an opportunity to draw from those resources when you need them, and likewise, contribute your expertise when you have something to share.

At Benesch, we are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds and worldviews. Diverse ideas come from diverse people, and we are committed to offering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

Statistics show that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a position if they don't meet 100% of the qualifications. If this statement resonates with you - don't be so hard on yourself. Apply for the job!

Civil Project Manager (Phase I) - Chicago, IL

Join our Chicago team as a highly motivated Project Manager. In this role, you will lead and manage local road preliminary design and environmental studies, primarily in northeastern Illinois. As the Phase I Project Manager, you will mentor junior associates, handle day-to-day client relations, and spearhead the development of innovative solutions for complex Phase I projects on behalf of public agencies. Additionally, you will contribute to strategic initiatives to drive growth within the civil group.

The Impact You Will Have:
  • Contribute to strategic initiatives that foster the growth of the civil group.
  • Manage, lead, and oversee team activities, supporting their growth through mentorship and guidance.
  • Review and manage production documents, client management, internal team management, and project financials.
  • Enhance the overall effectiveness of your team by identifying their strengths and aligning them with suitable project tasks.
  • Conduct risk assessments, identifying potential obstacles both internally and externally.
  • Negotiate contracts and clearly define project scope within proposals.
  • Ensure projects adhere to schedule and scope.
  • Reinforce the Benesch brand, emphasizing collaboration, quality, innovation, and integrity, to deliver exceptional customer service.
  • Identify opportunities and spearhead strategic project pursuits while collaborating on a regional growth strategy.
  • Delegate project tasks to team members, defining deliverables and establishing deadlines.
What We Are Looking For:
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, or a related field.
  • Licensed P.E. in Illinois; certification as a PTOE, AICP, or other specialty certification is a plus.
    Minimum of 10 years of experience in designing local roads, arterials, collectors, and complete street multimodal facilities.
  • Enjoy client interfacing, excel in business development, and possess extensive experience in public involvement and stakeholder coordination.
  • Proficient in leading Phase I transportation, environmental, planning, and preliminary engineering activities. Experience with PELs is also advantageous.
  • Skilled in team management and mentoring, fee proposal generation, scope of service writing, RFP/RFQ interviews, and QA/QC management.
  • Experience over the past ten years in preparing NEPA transportation-related Categorical Exclusion or Environmental Assessment projects.
  • Familiarity with traffic and safety assessments. Knowledge of GIS is a bonus!


Alfred Benesch & Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Disability/ Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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