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Approximate Salary:
$110,052.00 to $115,656.00/year 
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Project Manager

Position Description:
Under limited supervision, the Project Manager coordinates and supervises the work of the environmental engineering division of the 2FM Bureau of Environmental, Health and Safety Management. The division is responsible for providing professional environmental engineering services, supporting all City departments with issues primarily related to environmental risk management with City property transactions and brownfields remediation, waste management, environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental compliance, grant management, and implementation of the Sustainable Operations Plan. The Project Manager also serves as the project manager on major environmental projects of considerable scope and complexity and performs related duties as required.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Essential Duties: 

  • Manages professional staff and directs the functions and operations of the 2FM EHS environmental engineering division to provide effective and efficient environmental engineering and compliance services to other departments and Sister Agencies
  • Establishes and implements policies and procedures relating to the division’s objective of ensuring the protection of human health and the environment including the areas of real estate transactions and infrastructure projects
  • Consults with staff to determine scope of services, budgets and specifications for projects; establishes timelines and implements processes to track and monitor the progress of projects and accomplishment of key objectives
  • Functions as a specialized advisor to executive level managers and as a technical specialist in the area of environmental engineering and serves as liaison with local, state, and federal agencies including CDPH, IEPA, and USEPA
  • Coordinates and administers any citywide initiatives, departmental programs and special projects of a complex and technical nature
  • Develops and negotiates contract terms and monitors services provided by private contractors ensuring contract provisions meet specifications
  • Resolves complex environmental engineering problems during design and construction of City infrastructure projects
  • Prepares and monitors the division budget; obtains funding from other City departments and Sister Agencies as needed for specific projects
  • Administers the division’s performance of Part 58 NEPA reviews for City redevelopment projects and coordinates with City departments and Sister Agencies
  • Coordinates the complex applications and implementation of the City’s grants with USEPA related to brownfields and thorium management in the Streeterville Moratorium Area
  • Coordinates the investigation of known or suspected thorium contamination in subsurface materials in City rights-of-way and City-owned property
  • Coordinates and administers the City’s Sustainable Operations Plan for the sustainable operation of City facilities including green procurement
  • Directs training for staff and other City employees in new or updated environmental policies and procedures as well as professional development
  • Effectively writes grant applications, environmental reports, and requests for proposals
  • Maintains knowledge of current environmental regulations including but not limited to RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, IEPA SRP, LUST, TSCA and the City municipal code
  • Communicates environmental issues and the department’s mission and goals both verbally and in writing with all levels of employees, consultants, and developers in a concise and precise manner
  • Provides technical assistance at field emergencies and environmental incidents at City facilities

The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, plus five years of supervision and/or project management work experience and a professional engineering license issued by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelor, Master, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
  • Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of application.

To apply online, please click the "Apply for this job" link on this page! To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)

If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields. 

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (C.S.T.)  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CST on May 9, 2019. No exceptions will be made. 

This position requires applicants to complete an interview. In addition, candidates will have to complete two skills assessments. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the interview and assessments will be selected.

Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement:
All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request. 


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