Lead Field Engineer in Chicago

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Chicago, Illinois View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Lead Field Engineer, Apply WSP jobs Chicago Illinois. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below,


Position : Lead Field Engineer

Work location : Chicago, Illinois

Job Type: Full-time

Job id : 8405

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a full-time   Lead Field Engineer for our Chicago, IL office.  Be involved in projects with our PM/CM Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. .
Your Impact

Must be knowledgeable of various client construction specifications and contract management. 
Act as a point of contact between the client, project team and contractors. 
Manage the construction management team, including sub-consultants. 
Ensures the performance of assigned work complies with contractual requirements, specifications and special provisions 
Perform or oversee field inspection, including preparing and reviewing daily inspection reports. 
Collect, compile, and analyze data from the physical work site, surveys, structural plans, blueprints, schematics, data, technical drawings, flow diagrams, material sampling, computer-generated reports, and other matrices for single, multi-phase, or multi-site field inspection activities.    
Perform inspections on projects of moderate to increased complexity and/or scope, including proposed and existing site conditions, equipment, construction, materials, controls, resources, layout, alignment, and elevation to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, codes, and construction or operating permits.
Follow standard practices to provide technical assistance and guidance that accounts for the proper inspection, construction, and functioning of buildings, highways, roads, bridges, materials, structures, infrastructure, equipment, and/or mechanical systems according to design standard specifications.
Act as consultant regarding work progress and problem resolution; may serve as the only inspector on a construction project or assist in overseeing construction inspection activities for projects of a moderate/large scope and complexity within a district.
Perform an initial check during the first phase of construction and follow-up inspections throughout the construction project; at completion, performs a final, comprehensive inspection and provides written and oral feedback related to their findings.
Verify load calculations, change orders, interpretation of contract plans and specifications; resolving differences in interpretation of plans and specifications.
Monitor project phasing plans and contractors’ work to ensure quality control and contract compliance; documenting work progress and issues arising throughout scope of project.
Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team to execute inspection work; occasionally leading tasks and inspection staff for technical or field assignments on project work.
Act as the primary point of contact between the client, project team, and contractors. 
Manage the construction management team, including sub-consultants. 
Review and make recommendations for contractors’ project schedules and non-conforming work 
Analyze and negotiate contract change orders 
Attends and may lead construction meetings with client and contractors 
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

High School Diploma 
Minimum of 11 years of related experience (or equivalent working knowledge/experience) on transportation or construction related projects 
Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend contract documents 
Working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and materials 
Effective oral and written communication skills 
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies  
Availability to work day, night, or weekend shifts
Valid drivers’ license
Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering-related field experience 
Previous experience working on an operating railroad preferred.
Experience managing construction inspection teams

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: N/A – No travel required
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: CHICAGO – 30 N LASALLE ST
All locations: US-IL-Chicago

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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