Temporary Project Manager Position

site design group, ltd. site design group, ltd. Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Tue, Aug 21 '18Posted on:

We are in search of a short-term Project Manager to serve as a municipal consultant for the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Streetscape and Sustainable Design Program. This position is responsible for managing streetscape design projects from beginning to end. Primary project activities would include:

  • Manage schedules and budgets for multiple projects
  • Oversee consultants in producing designs, presentations, construction documents, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Review plans, oversee quality control process for streetscape design projects
  • Coordinate with consultants, elected officials, and City staff
  • Conduct or attend public meetings and presentations
  • Administer and observe streetscape construction projects, respond to contractor questions / RFIs, and review submittals for adherence to design intent
  • Prepare grant applications

Schedule and Travel:

Typical work hours occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Some travel required within Chicago and vicinity. This position will require evening and or weekend time as necessary to meet scheduling demands.


The position is anticipated to last up to four months, beginning in mid-September 2018.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Urban Design, or a related field
  • Five or more years of experience
  • Competency with computers and relevant software, including Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Bently Microstation, and ESRI ArcGIS preferred
  • Knowledge of specification writing is a plus
  • Experience with participation and facilitation of public forums
  • Engineering and plan review experience is encouraged
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced studio environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, clients, and consultants
  • A commitment to design excellence and innovation
  • Landscape Architecture or Architecture professional license is a plus


Commensurate with experience.

About us:

site design group, ltd. (site) is a creative landscape architecture and urban design firm located in Chicago, Illinois. In our 28 years in business, we have made our name in Chicago and throughout the Midwest for our leadership and innovation in landscape architecture and urban design, commitment to design excellence, and out-of-the-box, creative process. As landscape architects, arborists, urban designers, planners, and architects, we are a collective of innovative creative-thinkers. We believe having fun and creating captivating spaces are symbiotic.

We believe that design is iterative, collaborative, and equal parts creative and pragmatic. We pride ourselves on developing unique, project-specific designs, but we’re also intent on creating functional, well-detailed spaces that work and satisfy the needs of owners and users.

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is a public agency responsible for public way infrastructure, including planning, design, construction, maintenance and management.


E-mail a cover letter, resume, and portfolio by September 5, 2018 to:

Jenna Jones


888 South Michigan Avenue, #1000

Chicago, Illinois 60605  

site design group, ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer in full compliance with local, state, and federal Civil Rights and Affirmative Action laws.

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