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Our fast-growing company offers tremendous opportunities for professionals looking to join a team of specialists that excel in their field.

With some of the best benefits in the industry, you will collaborate on major projects with a team of professionals that are passionate about construction and that care about your success.

Our open positions are below; let’s build something together!

Be Challenged

We offer a quick pace and dynamic projects that keep your skills sharp. Your work will span multiple industries and regions throughout the Midwest.

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We are a competitive bunch when it comes to continuous improvement. But when it comes to our clients, we work as a team to ensure their objectives are met.

Be Valued

Our staff members are the most important assets we offer our clients, and we hire the best. For that reason, we strive to make Orion Engineers a place where people want to be.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Orion Engineers, PLLC is seeking a Staff Engineer to assist our Construction Engineering team in delivering engineering services on existing projects and pursue new opportunities. At Orion Engineers, you will have the opportunity to continue to hone your technical skills working on a wide variety of engineering projects while gaining broad exposure to project accounting, client service, marketing, and product and business development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working with a dynamic team of engineers on a diverse range of projects, Staff Engineers at Orion assist the Construction team in working closely with clients, other consultants, and technical staff to ensure the successful completion of transportation/roadway-related projects for our clients. Specific tasks could include:

  • Conduct on-site observation of work and inspect various work activities to ensure compliance with the contract drawings, all applicable codes, standards, and specifications
  • Coordinate material testing, review contractor submittals, requests for information, and coordinate with the contractor
  • Coordinate construction activities with clients, inspectors, contractors, and public agencies
  • Performs daily field inspections and maintains inspection records
  • Measure and document daily construction activities
  • Maintain a daily log of construction activities and other job site records
  • Monitor progress schedule and maintenance of traffic

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 0-4 years of prior experience in Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Construction Management from an ABET accredited institution
    Engineer In Training (EIT) Preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Construction Management Desirable
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to perform tasks
  • Valid Driver’s License

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Vice President of Structural Engineering, a Project Engineer to assist our Structural Engineering team in delivering engineering services on existing projects and pursue new opportunities. As a Project Engineer at Orion Engineers, you will have the opportunity to continue to hone your technical skills working on a wide variety of engineering projects while gaining broad exposure to project accounting, client service, marketing, and product and business development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Orion’s project engineers assist in various tasks, including plan preparation, quantity calculations, structural analysis and design, public involvement, report writing, specifications, cost estimates, construction administration, and other related tasks. Candidates with a background in inspection and assessments, the development of detailed plans and specifications, and construction engineering of bridges and building structures are recommended. As an integral member of a collaborative design process with Architects, Engineers, and Contractors, professional activities will vary and can include:

  • Responsible for the technical accuracy and competency of structural projects.
  • Signs and seals assigned project documents.
  • Lead the preparation of design computations, plans, specifications, and quantity and cost estimates.
  • Conduct bridge inspections and prepare Bridge Condition Reports.
  • Use a variety of software and programs for structural analysis and design, and plan preparation.
  • Provide constructability reviews and value engineering reviews.
  • Monitors project delivery concerning the contracted scope and fees. Promptly identifies client requested out-of-scope services and works diligently with the client in either securing additional compensation or limiting efforts to contracted scope of work while ensuring the client is aware of limits of negotiated scope.
  • Monitors clients’ project delivery goals and proactively identify issues and obstacles which may compromise or influence the achievement of such goals.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients along with developing scope, fees and schedule.
  • Coordinates with firm leaders to plan and secure the required technical and tangible resources for project delivery.
  • Schedules internal and external project progress meetings with all disciplines and personnel to monitor project progress.
  • Responsible for the organization of project documents and files

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structural engineering required.
  • M.S. degree in Civil / Structural Engineering preferred.
  • Active Structural Engineer license in the State of Illinois.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in structural engineering required.
  • NBIS Team Leader certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Proven leadership skills with engineering staff and organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong team player in a multi-disciplinary environment who can work on and contribute to several projects simultaneously.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Operating as a Company Director, the Structural Engineering Lead – Buildings is in direct control of the structural engineering practice for the buildings market, exercising supervision of all personnel in structural engineering professional and technical matters. The Director is, directly and indirectly, responsible for project controls and technical quality, providing senior-level project management oversight on all structural engineering projects for buildings. The Director develops strong working relationships with private clients, government agencies, and other consulting firms and significantly contributes to strategic planning and growing the structural engineering practice throughout the nation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the coordination, planning, organization, integration, and completion of building projects.
  • Provide technical direction and development on the scope of engineering work, detailed and ongoing schedule input, man-hour requirements, and budgets for the assigned project elements.
  • Communicate with clients to understand and deliver project requirements.
  • Perform analysis and design of new and existing structural systems for various types of buildings and materials.
  • Plan and formulate engineering program and organize project staff according to project requirements.
  • Manage other design team members and supervise the work of engineers.
  • Direct and assist project staff in preparing contract documents, such as drawings and specifications.
  • Review designs, studies, investigations performed by other engineers for conformance to industry standards and requirements
  • Participate in construction support activities, including responses to requests for information (RFIs), submittal reviews, construction site visits, and design revisions/ management of change.
  • Foster a positive collaborative environment between divisions and offices; promote company culture.
  • Participate in proposal presentations, interviews, and business development activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering-related field (e.g., civil engineering, construction management, etc.) from an accredited program
  • Structural Engineer (SE) license in Illinois.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in structural engineering, Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the structural design of buildings on a wide variety of structural systems. Experience with new buildings as well as additions, retrofits, and historic masonry preferred.
  • Demonstrate experience in successful project management, client interaction, and staff development.
  • Business development and marketing experience, including writing proposals, scopes of work, and budgets for projected work.
  • Experience working in Revit and using a variety of structural analysis programs.
  • Familiarity with a variety of building and design codes. Experience with the Illinois Capital Development Board is a plus.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Orion Engineers, PLLC is seeking a Senior Transportation Engineer to assist our team in delivering engineering services on existing projects and pursuing new opportunities. At Orion, you will have the opportunity to continue to develop your technical skills while gaining broad exposure to project management, client service, marketing, and business development activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working closely with a multi-disciplinary team, you will lead the development of reports and contract documents for various transportation-related infrastructure projects. This role requires understanding plan preparation, quantity calculations, technical reports, specifications, cost estimates, construction administration, and other related tasks. Activities will vary and could include:

  • Analyze information and data to develop design concepts.
  • Research design options and document findings.
  • Prepare and review contract plans and specifications documents
  • Assist in assuring the accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and completeness, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
  • Research code requirements.
  • Prepare environmental and other administrative reports required for project permits.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, establishing and building a professional network, and participating in professional societies.
  • Assist with or participate in the preparation of business proposals.
  • May be asked to participate in project site visits or field data collection on an as-needed basis.
  • Effectively communicate to a wide range of professionals, inside and outside the organization.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years experience in Phase ll design role.
  • Illinois Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Understanding of IDOT and IL Tollway standard specifications for road and bridge construction.
  • Experience with ProjectWise, Bentley CONNECT Edition, and/or OpenRoads Designer software
  • Experience developing a Special Provisions Book
  • Full understanding of how heavy highway contracts are written and built
  • Possess strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative to perform tasks
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Candidates with a broad civil, transportation and traffic engineering background are recommended.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Orion Engineers, PLLC is seeking a Staff Engineer to assist our Transportation Engineering team in delivering engineering services on existing projects and pursuing new opportunities. At Orion Engineers, you will have the opportunity to continue to hone your technical skills working on a wide variety of engineering projects while gaining broad exposure to project accounting, client service, marketing, and product and business development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working with a dynamic team of engineers on a diverse range of projects, Staff Engineers at Orion assist the Transportation team in various tasks by researching, compiling, and examining a variety of transportation data. You will support Transportation Engineering studies focusing on transportation systems planning, travel demand modeling, traffic analysis, traffic engineering, and transportation policy. Specific tasks could include:

  • Traffic impact studies
  • Safety studies
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Transit and non-motorized studies
  • Freeway and corridor operational evaluation using state-of-the-art software
  • Signal timing and optimization studies and signal design
  • Technical writing

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 0-4 years of prior experience in Transportation Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Construction Management from an ABET-accredited institution
  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative to perform tasks
  • CADD experience
  • Valid Driver’s License

JOB DESCRIPTION

Orion Engineers, PLLC has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer in our Lisle office. Reporting to the Project Manager for the Illinois Tollway’s in-house engineering department, we seek a Senior Engineer to assist Orion’s Civil and Transportation Engineering team as the General Engineering Consultant. In this role, you will have the opportunity to continue to hone your technical skills through collaboration with engineers industry-wide and raise your professional profile in an agency and industry-facing position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working with a dynamic team of engineers on a diverse range of projects, Staff Engineers at Orion assist the Transportation team in various tasks by researching, compiling, and examining various transportation data. You will support Transportation Engineering studies focusing on transportation systems planning, travel demand modeling, traffic analysis, traffic engineering, and transportation policy. Specific tasks could include:

  • Provide consulting advice to the IL Tollway in the written and oral presentations
  • Participate in design reviews from concept to advertisement and oversee design development
  • Lead innovative special assignments
  • Assist in managing annual updates of standards and manuals
  • Effectively communicate to a wide range of professionals, inside and outside the organization
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary team members on transportation infrastructure projects
  • Prepare and review construction specifications

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This role requires an understanding of plan preparation, quantity calculations, report writing, specifications, cost estimates, construction administration, and other related tasks; candidates with a broad background in civil, transportation, and traffic engineering are recommended.

  • 8+ years experience in Phase ll design role.
  • Illinois Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Understanding of IDOT and IL Tollway standard specifications for road and bridge construction.
  • Experience developing a Special Provisions Book
  • Full understanding of how heavy highway contracts are written and built
  • Possess strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to perform tasks
  • CADD experience
  • Valid Driver’s License


    Orion Engineers, PLLC is a civil and structural engineering firm located in Chicago, IL. Orion is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business committed to creating opportunities for military veterans.
    Orion offers some of the best benefits in the industry, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, PTO, and retirement savings.
    Orion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or other characteristics protected by law.