CDOT Project Manager

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Thu, Sep 22 '22Posted on:

Position Description:  

We are in search of a talented professional to join our collective as a 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 and 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 or RFIs, and review submittals for adherence to design intent; and,
  • 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 may be required within Chicago and the immediate vicinity. This position may require evening or weekend time as necessary to accommodate scheduling demands for community meetings. 


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Urban Design, or a related field;
  • Three (3) or more years of processional experience;
  • Landscape Architecture or Architecture professional license is encouraged;
  • 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 meetings and forums;
  • Engineering and plan review experience is encouraged;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, clients, consultants, and communities; and,
  • A commitment to design excellence and innovation.

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description. At site, we are dedicated to building an outstanding, diverse, and inclusive team, so if you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Commensurate with experience.

site offers a generous benefits package, including Paid Time Off, Flex Scheduling, Paid Holidays, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, Retirement Plan, and Licensure/Professional Memberships.

About us:
site design group, ltd. (site) is a creative landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Chicago, Illinois. In our 32 years in business, we have made our name in Chicago and throughout the United States 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, engineers, and architects, we are a collective of innovative creative-thinkers. We believe having fun and creating captivating spaces are symbiotic. 

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 resume and work samples (10MB maximum) to:

Jenna Jones
Director of Marketing + Communications
site design group, ltd. (site) 

site design group, ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer in full compliance with local, state, and federal Civil Rights and Affirmative Action laws. It has always been and continues to be site design group, ltd.‘s policy to provide equal-opportunity employment to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. This policy relates to all employment decisions, including those in connection with recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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