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Senior Development Assistance Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL
Company Baxter & Woodman, Inc.

POSITION: Senior Development Assistance Engineer 


Baxter & Woodman has a rewarding opportunity for a Senior Development Assistance Engineer in our Development Assistance Department. We are seeking qualified applicants for our Mokena or Chicago, IL offices.  


·         Provide general municipal engineering services to several clients.

·         Where required, serve as part-time staff engineer to local municipality.

·         Assist in negotiations of development, annexation and inter-governmental agreements, preparation of municipal budgets.

·         Prepare and submit permits for local municipal projects.

·         Coordinate work done by other departments for local municipality.

·         Review development plans for compliance with local requirements, including stormwater management, grading, sanitary sewers, water lines, and transportation aspects.

·         Consult with other reviewers regarding electrical, photometric and structural issues.

·         Assess the need for permits from other agencies.

·         Assess impacts to on-site and adjacent private and public facilities.

·         Provide recommendations for improving on-site or adjacent facilities in conjunction with the development.

·         Prepare written review reports; communicate with Village Staff, developers and designers.

·         Respond proactively to inquiries from Village Staff and Officials, developers, designers and adjacent property owners.

·         Assist with preparation, documentation and improvement of review procedures.


·         4 year B.S. degree in Civil Engineering

·         Illinois Professional Engineer License required

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience reviewing development submittals

·         Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical municipal staff and officials

·         Ability to work cooperatively with developers, designers and outside permit agencies

·         Ability to travel throughout Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin (own transportation)

·         Ability to work with local government staff and officials

·         Knowledge of basic principles and experience with stormwater management, water distribution, and wastewater collection systems

·         Knowledge of basic principles and experience with transportation facilities, including parking, roadway design, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and accessibility requirements

·         Ability to manage and review work done by less-experienced reviewers

·         Experience in site and subdivision development design and review, and site construction is preferred

B&W is an equal opportunity - affirmative action – M/F/Vet/Disability employer

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