Technical Specialist Opt M Trainee (Mechanical Engineer) - Noncode

State Of Illinois Chicago , IL 60601

Posted 2 months ago

Description of Duties/Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions

This position is accountable for performing professional mechanical engineering duties involving scopes of work concerning the planning, designing and reviewing of all project phases under the jurisdiction of the Capital Development Board (CDB). Under general direction, the incumbent is accountable for providing professional and technical mechanical expertise and services in all phases of project development, analyzing A/E (Architect/Engineer) qualifications, reviewing plans and specifications prepared by A/Es, designing in-house projects and conducting research. The incumbent helps to ensure compliance with procedures and policies related to construction codes, legal aspects, and budget requirements.

The incumbent is required to have a valid Illinois driver's license and proper vehicle insurance. This position requires moderate travel and overnight lodging.

  • Reviews construction documents to ensure compliance with all applicable design requirements. Provides professional and technical mechanical engineering expertise in all phases of project development.

  • Conducts field surveys, prepares budget survey documents. Provides detailed scopes of work including materials and quantities and noting factors that could affect the project costs.

  • Works with A/Es, contractors, and user agencies to resolve project problems and serves as a resource to construction administration management and legal. Assists with code questions and interpretations. Reviews change order proposals for justification, accuracy, and impact on project elements.

  • Prepares complete mechanical working drawings, including details and explanatory notes for new buildings and renovation of existing ones. This includes writing and directing the writing of all pertinent mechanical specifications.

    This also includes the technical application of thermodynamic and other mechanical systems. Makes complete quantity take-offs for estimates of projects. Coordinates with user agencies to ensure project designs meet requirements and continues as a technical assistant and liaison to the user agencies. Provides professional and technical mechanical expertise in all phases of project development.

  • Keeps abreast with latest engineering developments in order to make recommendations to the Administrator of Professional Services regarding construction, maintenance and budgets.

  • Assists with evaluating, prescreening, and selecting A/Es.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonable within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements:
Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college culminating with a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering or knowledge in this field with a minimum of four years of experience.

One year of college related education is equal to one year of construction related experience. Progress towards or the eventual ability to attain an Illinois certification as a licensed professional engineer is desirable.

Must have knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering, building construction and renovation practices, building materials, trade capabilities and construction. Must have working knowledge of MS Office products and AutoCAD.

Must have the ability to read blueprints and schematics and research new technologies. Must be able to develop the ability to understand and interpret relevant codes, exercise sound judgment in independently analyzing, appraising, evaluating and solving problems of a difficult procedural or technical nature, assist in phases of comprehensive building and renovation projects to include feasibility studies and preliminary drawings and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel and climb stairs and ladders.

Availability to travel, a valid Illinois driver's license, proper vehicle insurance, access to a vehicle or other means of travel.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact: Anticipated Starting Salary - $ 50,964.00 /year

Current Bargaining Unit Employees

  • CBA language applies

Full Bargaining Unit Salary Range - $ 50,964.00 -$75,732.00/year

Work Hours: Monday

  • Friday 8:30-5:00 (Flexible & 9 Day Schedule)

Work Location

  • Chicago

100 W. Randolph

Suite 14-600 JRTC

Chicago, IL 60601

Agency Contact:

Debbi Denzler

Personnel Administrator

Capital Development Board

Third Floor, Wm. G. Stratton Building

401 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706



In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois Rutan interview process.

How to Apply: Non-State Employees:

Submit a CMS 100 Employment Application (Rev 7/2019), Cover Letter and Resume to the Agency Contact address listed above. Please ensure you indicate the Bid ID # on your CMS 100 Employment Application. A separate CMS 100 is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.


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Technical Specialist Opt M Trainee (Mechanical Engineer) - Noncode

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