Civil Project Engineer

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. 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 Engineer 

We have an exciting career opportunity for a Civil Project Engineer looking to contribute to the strategic growth initiatives of our Illinois Civil group. In this role, you will both self-perform and direct project teams in the planning and design of infrastructure projects and play an essential role in managing client relationships.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in Civil transportation design, demonstrating proficiency in areas such as geometrics, traffic highway, and drainage design. Previous experience utilizing MicroStation and Geopak is required.


This position provides a flexible work schedule, with three days working from the Chicago, IL office and two days remotely. 

The Impact You Will Have
  • You will complete project design plans and work closely with Project Managers, integrating data and performing fundamental analysis of project elements
  • You will work on a broad range of projects for municipal, public, and private clients
  • You will establish project goals and milestones, define responsibilities, coordinate resources, and monitor project progress
  • You will ensure the development of high-quality engineering documents, including adhering to all internal procedures for quality control, documentation, and project tracking
  • You will champion relationships with key clients throughout Illinois.
  • You will contribute to other project work as a technical specialist or advisor, as needed
  • You will represent Benesch at industry events and have active involvement in professional organizations
What We Are Looking For
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related discipline required
  • 5+ years of civil transportation design experience, including geometrics, traffic highway, and drainage design using MicroStation and Geopak.
  • Licensed Project Engineer (P.E) in the state of Illinois.
  • You are experienced working with Illinois DOT/ Federal Aid Local Agency and will be well-versed in applicable codes and standards. 
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills to interface effectively with internal staff, clients, contractors, agencies, and the public

Explore the Benefits of working at Benesch! 

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.

Our benefits package is designed to take care of our employees. The health and wellness of our employees is essential to their success both personally and professionally. That is why we invest in our employees’ well-being by providing a comprehensive benefits package to help them live a healthy lifestyle. Each option can be customized to meet the needs of our employees and their families. 

Benesch offers a generous paid time benefits plan that increases throughout your career plus several paid holidays.  Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also include company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans. Benesch offers a 401K plan and profit-sharing contributions to the 401K plan with the potential of 9% total employer contribution to your retirement savings!! 

From insurance and retirement plan to our wellness programs, we provide employee benefits that meet your wants and needs. Click here to learn more about some of the benefits of working at Benesch! 

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