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Jacobs Senior ITS/Transportation Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Senior ITS/Transportation Project Manager


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

The Senior ITS/Transportation Project Manager will lead a team through the coordination and development activities for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), traffic signal systems, and other transportation facility projects. The Senior ITS/Transportation Project Manager will be responsible managing other staff, maintaining client relationships, and coordinating and developing activities for through the development of plans and specifications. All work will be done under the supervision of a Department Manager.

  • Project/Task Manager:

  • Managed project schedule/budgets

  • Lead/delegate work tasks to multi-discipline staff through project tasks

  • Lead project meetings, set agendas, document meeting notes

  • Leads and develops ITS design for transportation (highway/roadway/rail/transit) related projects.

  • Contributes individually or as the leader of a design squad, prepares, and/or reviews plans, technical specifications, contract documents, and estimates.

  • Conducts, plans, schedules, or coordinates civil engineering work. Also, is responsible for the ongoing progress of a project task or segment, including the coordination of the project with City, County, and State officials, and other outside agencies.

  • Serves as a liaison between clients and agencies, subcontractors, and design teams.

  • Development of communications system designs to meet the functional requirements of the project.

  • May supervise the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel assigned to the project.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering is required

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is required

  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive ITS design experience is required

  • Project Management experience required

  • Proposal preparation experience preferred

  • Experience with MicroStation is preferred

  • Experienced user ProjectWise is preferred

  • Experience with the design of communications systems preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, studies, proposals and/or reports is required

  • Ability to coordinate all phases of a project is very desirable

  • Experience with IL DOT, IL Tollway, Chicago DOT, INDOT standards preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

Other Essential Functions:

Position is primarily based in an office environment. Some domestic work related travel, outdoor field integration and oversight will be required. Candidate should be eager to learn, willing to take on new tasks, interact with clients, and grow professionally with Jacobs.


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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Chicago

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: BI 0005BY