Civil Engineer III

Chicago, IL

On site


Civil Engineering

Job Description

CERA Solutions is seeking an Engineer III – Civil to perform various tasks associated with the Design and Construction of infrastructure projects. These projects vary in nature and range from highway reconstruction to civil site work. The Engineer III – Civil will lead the performance of these tasks in the role of a project engineer and/or project manager and will report to senior and executive CERA Solutions staff. Mentoring of younger engineering staff is expected and management of staff in pursuit of completing engineering projects. This includes guidance staff on tasks, mentoring staff on how to perform said tasks, and ensuring completeness of plans, specifications, and estimates of probable costs for projects. This position’s expectations include a junior leadership role with growing responsibilities depending on performance. You will work in a fast-growing dynamic industry, contribute towards healthy economies, and make a lasting positive impact on society while being introduced to leadership and responsible charge opportunities for personal and career growth.

We expect you to be highly responsible and passionate about your job. You should also be a good problem solver with a creative approach to your tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Prepare engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, and calculations;
  • Perform on-site investigations;
  • Utilize various CAD and engineering programs such as MicroStation, Open Roads, AutoCAD, Office365, etc.;
  • Analyze data (maps, reports, tests, drawings and other);
  • Conduct technical and feasibility studies;
  • Ensure compliance with guidelines and regulations including permits, safety, etc. and deliver technical files and other technical documentation as required;
  • Exercise professional judgment when investigating, troubleshooting, and solving a wide variety of engineering related issues;
  • Prepare engineering inspection, feasibility, and design reports;
  • Provide guidance and mentoring of junior staff;
  • Manage project schedules and budgets;
  • Lead small, and possibly multi-disciplinary, teams;
  • Report to senior and executive staff on resource needs and utilization;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Four (4) year technical degree from an ABET accredited institution;
  • Six (6) to fifteen (15) years of progressive design experience;
  • Illinois P.E. required, or ability to get Illinois P.E. within 6 months;
  • Experience in transportation, water resources, civil related and/or construction management;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce clear and concise letters, memoranda, proposals and technical reports;
  • Strong project management and supervision skills;
  • Experience in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation or similar and MS Office.
  • Ability to commute/relocate to Chicago, IL is required.

Company Information

CERA is an equal opportunity employer.