Sr. Development Specialist - Chicago IL office (Des Plaines)
JSD Professional Services is seeking a highly motivated individual to
join our Team as a Senior Development Specialist, in our Development Services Department. Candidates should have strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to read and understand zoning and ordinances, ability to read and understand civil engineering and construction processes, and a willingness to learn and adapt quickly.
This professional position entails management and task work that will focus on a variety of daily responsibilities such as: Supervise the design and preparation of engineering, survey, landscape, and due diligence documents for projects throughout a wide range of markets, including review of plans, contract management, and project profitability for all JSD disciplines. The person in this position serves as a Project Manager, technical specialist, staff advisor and client consultant as well as leading and mentoring junior staff.
Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Market the firms capabilities to establish new clients and enhance relationships with existing clients.
Prepare proposals for potential projects.
Prepare, communicate, and QA/QC client deliverables in a timely and efficient manner for projects under his/her management
Prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines and communicating with the Executive Leadership Group, Team Leaders and Clients
Be responsible for the efficient contract, billing, and collection process for projects under his/her management.
Develop and maintain an effective working knowledge of state, county, and municipal land development procedures and regulations
Participate in the selection of design teams and sub consultants and in the negotiations of fees and subcontractors.
Serves as a representative of the firm at both public & private meetings and presentations relative to assigned projects (i.e. plan commission, common council, board & agencies).
Conduct constructability reviews, due diligence, preparing exhibits and application submittal documents, zoning and ordinance coordination
Assist in the design/planning/review of other civil engineering projects of other managers when requested (QA/QC).
Effectively and efficiently communicate between departments to schedule work and establish project priorities and standards.
Maintains up-to-date project files, including hardcopy and electronic versions, according to JSD standards.
Work independently and be available to respond to clients on an as-needed basis. Must be capable of dealing with multiple responsibilities concurrently. Ability to work extended hours as required to meet client, project and/or business demands.
RequirementsPosition Minimum Requirements: Education o Bachelor’s Degree in civil or related engineering field or equivalent o P.E. or industry equivalent license in State of Wisconsin or Illinois Experience o 10+ years of experience in all aspects of project development.
Contact InformationApply at: firstname.lastname@example.org by submitting your cover letter and resume. JSD Professional Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan. We strongly encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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