Senior Drainage Engineer

Schaumburg, Illinois
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Type: Direct-Hire

Category: Engineering

Job ID: 142252

Date Posted: 07/17/2019

System One is currently seeking a Senior Drainage Engineer to join a national transportation consulting firm in Schaumburg, IL.  

The firm is a full-service provider of engineering design services with significant expertise in roadway, freight, transit, environmental and rail. The Senior Drainage Engineer will lead a new drainage/stormwater management/hydraulics team that will work alongside the firm’s highway and rail divisions and will lead all drainage design for the Chicago Offices.


  • Responsible for all phases of project development related to storm water management, flood plain studies, hydraulic analysis and design, IDOT Location Drainage Studies and storm water BMP selection.  
  • Analyze information and data to perform drainage design tasks.
  • Make decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and occasionally represent the organization in meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work.
  • Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
  • Keep Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Perform as a Staff Advisor and Consultant for technical specialty.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with focus on hydrology or hydraulics
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in state of Illinois
  • Ten (10) years related experience 
  • Certified Floodplain Manager preferred
  • Experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, PondPack, StormCAD and SWMM/HydroCAD.  
  •  IDOT, Illinois Tollway, and Chicago Department of Water Management drainage experience
  • Familiarity with Lake County SMC, DuPage County DEC, ACOE, MWRD, and other storm water agencies and ordinances 
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS

Additional Information:

  • Local candidates strongly preferred. 
  • Competitive salary, excellent benefits package.


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