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Jacobs Project Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future-today. As a Project Coordinator in Chicago, you will too.

The CTR Joint Venture provides program management, engineering and construction management services to the Chicago Department of Water Management (CDWM) in Chicago, Illinois. As part of the CTR program team supporting the CDWM Capital Improvement Program, CTR oversees inspection of water main and street restoration construction. The primary responsibility of the Construction Project Coordinator is to provide project support within the construction management team, as related to delivery support for water main and/or street restoration construction projects, including construction document and records management, communications, reporting, permitting, and construction-related contractor/CTR/owner coordination. The Construction Project Coordinator will be the point of communication between CDWM, CTR and CDOT with regard to resolution of construction-related permitting issues. Success the position requires a high level of ability to maintain documentation, mostly related to field documentation from inspectors and resident engineers, but also related to client, city agencies, utility agencies and contractor communications. Responsibilities may be complex in nature and may require independent judgment to complete. Since a significant element of the role involves communication with internal and external team members and stakeholders, strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary.


•Support to construction management team members (construction managers, resident engineers, inspectors, and senior construction administrator) for collection, recording and distribution of data, communications, coordination of meetings and materials, financial tracking, preparation of reports, and other tasks to enable their efficient and effective work and to best support success of the project and all stakeholders

•Support pre-construction and construction activities through meetings, communications, technical reviews, document management and reporting.

•Support engineers and coordinate with contractors to assure the permits are secured and permit requirements are met for each project.

•Collect, audit and maintain construction documentation, maintain accurate records of construction material quantities, and process payment requests for each project.

•Track work orders for each project in the CDWM program database.

•Assist the CM team with project status tracking.

•Assist the CM team with project technical/conflict issues resolution.

•Coordinate updating and maintenance of project lists and databases.

•Assist with monthly group operations status reporting.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • At least 5 years of project support experience as related to water/wastewater or transportation engineering/construction, and/or general civil engineering/construction for public infrastructure

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Windows, Word, Outlook and Excel

Ideally You'll Also Have:

  • A.S., A.A. or B.S. Construction Management or Engineering or Engineering Technology

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.