Stormwater Group Manager
Transportation | Chicago, Illinois | Lisle, Illinois

Who We Are

We’re a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in the industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of.

Working For Primera

Our Transportation division is a talented team of experts working together to deliver engineering solutions that move people in a smarter way. We provide full-service planning, design and construction management services on everything from roadways and bridges to airports, stormwater infrastructure, and parks/recreation projects primarily for state and local agencies and municipalities.

Who You Are

  • You studied civil engineering and earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil engineering or a related field, an emphasis in water resources/environmental is preferred. You have at least 10 years of experience in water resources engineering, stormwater management design, management and business development. You’re also a licensed professional engineer with CFM and/or CPESC – highly preferred or able to obtain in the future.
  • You’re experienced in the principles and practices of design and inspection related to stormwater systems, roadway design, construction, and public works projects. You have a strong technical background and expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, design, and analysis. You also have a high level of analytical ability in order to identify, develop, and provide solutions to complex issues.
  • You have a proven track record of delivering high-quality water resources projects on time and within budget.
  • You’re proficient with hydrologic and hydraulic software. You’re knowledgeable with Microstation, Bentley Open Roads, and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • You’re a people person. You have a positive attitude and enjoy developing relationships with staff and clients alike. You’re a strong communicator and have exceptional presentation skills and a proven ability to mentor and lead a team.

What You'll Do

  • You’ll be responsible for stormwater management functions including but not limited to drainage facility design, drainage planning studies, stormwater asset management, and data collection.
  • You’ll manage a team of drainage professionals, recruit and train new employees. You’ll also monitor their productivity and professional development, and provide technical guidance to improve performance.
  • You’ll be accountable for the success of your group. You’ll participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the department.
  • You’ll provide project oversight and monitor scope, schedule, and budget for drainage tasks. You’ll lead proposals and projects, and work with the marketing team to respond to large, complex proposals; you’ll also manage discipline budgets.
  • You’ll manage the preparation of studies, reports, plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a wide variety of transportation projects.
  • You’ll interface with clients including state and local agencies, and coordinate and conduct meetings with project stakeholders.
  • You’ll share our passion for learning and growth. You will continue to learn and grow while also developing, sharing, and educating our staff in engineering best practices, knowledge, and tools.
  • You’ll enjoy what you do. You’ll work with great people, continue to learn and grow, and have a good time doing it!

Some of What You'll Enjoy

  • An excellent benefits package including 401K match and employee stock ownership, gym and transit subsidies, paid volunteer time off, parental leave, continuing education reimbursement and much more
  • Flexible work scheduling in a fast-growing company
  • A fun, inclusive, and collaborative environment
  • Colleagues that appreciate differences in people, perspectives, cultures, and ideas
  • The fruits of our employee-led committees focused on offering engaging social, wellness and community service activities all year long

Starting salary is between $110,000 – $160,000 based on skills and qualifications, with the high end of the range limited to applicants based on relevant years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Primera is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Primera’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, physical handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group as defined by law.

Related Positions

Customer Service Specialist

Transportation
Chicago, Illinois

You'll play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between technical teams and homeowners. You'll complete administrative tasks, attend homeowner briefings, and assist homeowners with understanding of the program, filling out paperwork, and product selection. You'll guide them through all phases of the Program while ensuring outstanding customer service. You must possess an understanding of engineering principles and will be tasked with gathering feedback from the homeowners and ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Residential Sound Insulation Program. Having effective communication skills is a must, as is the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of teams and individuals. Learn More

Transportation Discipline Lead Engineer

Transportation
Dallas, Texas Fort Worth, Texas

Extensive engineering experience and a substantial understanding of the overall transportation planning, design, and construction process. Utilizes their experience and knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices on various project assignments and is responsible for the managerial and technical direction for the overall project team or for the portion of the project they have been assigned to manage; supervises, develops and mentors engineering and design personnel within the department; assigns work duties to personnel within the department; monitors staffing needs and works with the department manager to ensure projects are completed on schedule; and ensures that the project team adheres to the quality control/quality assurance guidelines. Learn More

Aviation Civil Project Manager

Transportation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Works on various project assignments in support of Primera’s aviation practice, and is responsible for the project team’s adherence to the quality control/quality assurance guidelines. This is a leadership position which includes managerial and technical direction for the overall project team or for the portion of the project they have been assigned to manage. Learn More

Structural Engineering Group Manager

Transportation
Chicago, Illinois Lisle, Illinois

Take the next big step in your structural career. Help lead our transportation team forward, managing both projects and people. On top of leading structural designs and reviews for DOT, Tollway, and other public and private clients, you'll be charged with developing project scopes, budgets, invoices, schedules and reviewing work performed by others. You'll connect with people, continue to learn, grow professionally, and have some fun doing it. Learn More

Documentation Engineer – Chicago Department of Water Management

Transportation
Chicago, Illinois

You'll manage real Time Documentation (Field Books, DWM program Database) Review and Documentation. You have the ability to document contract quantities in compliance with state and federal standards. You’ll be integral to our construction projects throughout the City of Chicago with the Chicago Department of Water Management. Learn More

Construction Engineer – Chicago Department of Water Management

Transportation
Chicago, Illinois

You'll work on construction projects for our transportation and municipal clients. Prepare technical calculations and lead in the preparation and coordination of reports, plans, specifications, supporting documents and permit applications. Connect with people, learn and grow, and have some fun doing it. Learn More

Construction Inspector – Chicago Department of Water Management

Transportation
Chicago, Illinois

Capable of providing construction inspection throughout the Chicagoland area. Able to work and coordinate together with clients and contractors by understanding contract documents, enforcing traffic control measures and documenting work performed by various contractors.   Learn More

Lead Structural Bridge Engineer

Transportation
Lisle, Illinois Chicago, Illinois

Performs transportation structural engineering assignments involving transportation related structural plans including bridges, retaining walls, and culverts, surveys, investigations, and equipment for private, public, and transportation projects. Work is reviewed for the application of sound professional judgment. On a task basis, is responsible for preparation and completion of discipline engineering designs that are responsive to project needs. Tasks are performed under the supervision of a Senior Engineer.  Learn More

Documentation Engineer

Transportation
Lisle, Illinois Chicago, Illinois

The documentation engineer has the ability to document contract quantities in compliance with state and federal standards. You will review and assist with project documentation and prepare for successful audits. Learn More

Aviation Civil Project Manager

Transportation
Dallas, Texas

Works on various project assignments in support of Primera’s aviation practice, and is responsible for the project team’s adherence to the quality control/quality assurance guidelines. This is a leadership position which includes managerial and technical direction for the overall project team or for the portion of the project they have been assigned to manage. Learn More

Engineering Construction Manager

Transportation
Crown Point, Indiana Lisle, Illinois Chicago, Illinois

Responsible for utilizing their experience and knowledge of engineering principles and practices on various construction projects. A position which includes managerial and/or technical direction on construction projects. Responsible for the project team’s adherence to the quality control / quality assurance guidelines. Learn More

Engineering Construction Group Manager

Transportation
Chicago, Illinois Crown Point, Indiana

Responsible for the managerial direction and growth of the construction group. The successful candidate will have construction management experience with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Tollway. Construction management experience with the City of Chicago, counties and local agencies in the greater Chicago area is a plus. This position offers exciting challenges and opportunities for managing all activities related to project scope, schedule, cost, quality, communications, and resources; mentoring young staff engineers, assisting in transportation market business development and participating in professional organizations and technical committees. This could also include technical reviews, review and interpretation of plans, specification and other construction contract documents, site logistics, staging and phasing, quality, and safety. Learn More

Senior Structural Bridge Engineer

Transportation
Chicago, Illinois Lisle, Illinois

Performs transportation structural engineering assignments involving transportation related structural plans including bridges, retaining walls, and culverts, surveys, investigations, and equipment for private, public, and transportation projects. Work is reviewed for the application of sound professional judgment. On a task basis, is responsible for preparation and completion of discipline engineering designs that are responsive to project needs. Learn More

Stormwater Engineer

Transportation
Lisle, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Remote [Work from Home]

Independently performs stormwater and floodplain management assignments for Primera’s Transportation, Buildings and Utilities divisions. On a task basis, is responsible for preparation and completion of stormwater engineering designs that are responsive to project needs. Experience in completing hydrologic and hydraulic calculations for small and large watersheds, Phase I & II storm water design, storm sewer and detention modeling, floodplain delineations, grading, and erosion and sediment control plans.
Learn More

Construction Engineer

Transportation
Lisle, Illinois Crown Point, Indiana Chicago, Illinois

You'll work on construction projects for our transportation and municipal clients. Prepare technical calculations and lead in the preparation and coordination of reports, plans, specifications, supporting documents and permit applications. Connect with people, learn and grow, and have some fun doing it. Learn More