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SAM LLC Project Engineer in Aurora, Illinois

Who We Are

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry’s technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

Your Impact at SAM

The Project Engineer supports the Project Manager and Clients by providing professional oversight, review, and professional seal for Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) deliverables of quality levels A, B, C, and D projects. Located in our Elk Grove Village, Illinois office, the Project Engineer will work with the project manager and supporting field and office staff to produce deliverables consistent with CI/ASCE 38-02.

  • Provide technical oversight to include safety, quality assurance and quality control of work product, monitor field and office procedures assuring a consistent work product and client service

  • Facilitate continuous coordination between all stakeholders

  • Assist the Project Manager in organizing and conducting project meetings

  • Lead and participate in project kickoff meetings with office and field staff

  • Ensure daily quality checks of field data and CAD drafting of found utilities

  • Conduct the review of Record Documents and SUE deliverables to support successful projects

  • Provide guidance and direction as needed to the local Utility Engineering project staff

  • Maintain effective client communication, relationships and leverage project experience to procure new work opportunities

  • Assist with the coordination, development and production of proposals, Statements of Qualifications and presentations, ensuring the highest quality of information and documentation output

  • Review implementation of established procedures and implement preventive and corrective actions

  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company’s strategic goals

What You Bring to SAM

  • A licensed Professional Engineer or ability to be licensed in Illinois within 6 months from the employment date is required. Professional Engineer's licenses required for IL, with the ability to also gain licensure in IA, WI, MN, MO, OK, ND, SD, KY, NE

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience related to transportation projects and/or Subsurface Utility Engineering.

  • Thorough knowledge of CI/ASCE 38-02 and subsequent iterations

  • Proficient in MS Word / Excel / Outlook/Microstation/Civil3D

  • Motivated to develop business from new and existing clients

  • Possess an extensive understanding of underground utility standards and practices

  • Able to manage sub-contractors and manpower and delegate tasks to complete goals, objectives and schedules

Our Perks

  • Hybrid work schedules for office positions – Work-life balance is on us

  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) – Accrual starts immediately

  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 4%

  • Employee Assistance Program – Your mental health is our priority

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)

  • Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career

  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year

  • Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for nine consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!

EEO

SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.

  • A licensed Professional Engineer or ability to be licensed in Illinois within 6 months from the employment date is required. Professional Engineer's licenses required for IL, with the ability to also gain licensure in IA, WI, MN, MO, OK, ND, SD, KY, NE

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience related to transportation projects and/or Subsurface Utility Engineering.

  • Thorough knowledge of CI/ASCE 38-02 and subsequent iterations

  • Proficient in MS Word / Excel / Outlook/Microstation/Civil3D

  • Motivated to develop business from new and existing clients

  • Possess an extensive understanding of underground utility standards and practices

  • Able to manage sub-contractors and manpower and delegate tasks to complete goals, objectives and schedules

The Project Engineer supports the Project Manager and Clients by providing professional oversight, review, and professional seal for Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) deliverables of quality levels A, B, C, and D projects. Located in our Elk Grove Village, Illinois office, the Project Engineer will work with the project manager and supporting field and office staff to produce deliverables consistent with CI/ASCE 38-02.

  • Provide technical oversight to include safety, quality assurance and quality control of work product, monitor field and office procedures assuring a consistent work product and client service

  • Facilitate continuous coordination between all stakeholders

  • Assist the Project Manager in organizing and conducting project meetings

  • Lead and participate in project kickoff meetings with office and field staff

  • Ensure daily quality checks of field data and CAD drafting of found utilities

  • Conduct the review of Record Documents and SUE deliverables to support successful projects

  • Provide guidance and direction as needed to the local Utility Engineering project staff

  • Maintain effective client communication, relationships and leverage project experience to procure new work opportunities

  • Assist with the coordination, development and production of proposals, Statements of Qualifications and presentations, ensuring the highest quality of information and documentation output

  • Review implementation of established procedures and implement preventive and corrective actions

  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company’s strategic goals

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