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FRANK C. BEDTKE

Frank is in his second year at HBK and has worked alongside HBK for 15 years through the Greater Damage Prevention Council of Chicago where he is Chairman. Frank worked for the City of Chicago for 38 years where, as Contract Manager for all of Chicago and O’Hare Airport’s underground infrastructure, he built strong relationships with leaders in the damage prevention industry. Frank's extensive knowledge of utilities underground infrastructure, damage prevention practices and public awareness of damage prevention practices are leveraged to protect our clients’ interests. Frank is currently Damage Prevention Project Manager for HBK’s locate contracts for fiber optics. His current focus is renewing and expanding HBK’s scope of service in the Chicagoland area by ensuring that HBK remains a leader in damage prevention.

Professional Engineer – Project Manager: Chicago, IL

HBK Engineering is searching for a Licensed Transportation/Civil Engineer. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.

Description:

  • Lead a project team consisting of engineers, designers, and field personnel involved in the design, modification, analysis and constructability of new and existing utility systems as part of large scale transportation projects.
  • Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of engineering and construction related issues.
  • Coordinate utility relocation efforts on behalf of Chicago area agencies or utility infrastructure owners.
  • Act as a team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of utility engineering work.
  • Prepare, review and/or approve proposals, contracts or cost estimates.
  • Negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with sub-consultants, and clients.
  • Lead efforts to ensure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.
  • Coordinate design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements.
  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements.
  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree required from ABET accredit institution.
  • Professional Engineering License in IL with the ability to get reciprocity in other states as required.
  • 4-10 years of experience.

Essential Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or MicroStation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Construction and/or survey experience.
  • Experience leading and mentoring less experienced staff.
  • Utility design and/or coordination experience.
  • Experience in leading an engineering design team through all phases of project designs.
  • Familiarity with Chicago area agencies and Municipalities such as IDOT, CDOT, and ISTHA.

HBK Engineering, LLC has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment. Employment at HBK is contingent upon background check and drug screen.

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