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Shannon Herbert joined HBK in the summer of 2017, prior to that she was working in the gas distribution field, with her main focus on Peoples Gas AMRP program. She is currently working on several Nicor main replacement projects and system improvement projects, working with the client through all phases of design. She has also completed main replacement projects for TECO Energy of Florida.

Project Manager: Oak Brook, IL

HBK Engineering is searching for a Senior Project Manager, preferably with experience in the utility industry. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.

This position offers the opportunity to be part of a project team consisting of professional engineers, project engineers and designers who are involved in the design, modification, and analysis of new and existing utility systems. A senior engineering project manager is responsible for managing staff, providing leadership, and assessing project deadlines and financial expenditures for large-scale engineering projects.


  • Work with team to identify all project risks and develop mitigation strategies
  • Prepare budgets, bids, contracts, funding requests, and communication plans
  • Manage, supervise, and schedule execution of projects
  • Monitor projects’ productivity, quality, and progress
  • Ensure project safety and remain within projects’ cost constraints
  • Support and direct project managers, project engineers, and assistants in planning, scheduling, and implementation of designs and testing
  • Report all project updates to the clients and make recommendations based on their professional education and experience
  • Manage, develop and evaluate resources within the project team
  • Lead Safety initiatives as needed by the organization
  • Manage, monitor and maintain contracts related to projects
  • Manage financials and metrics related to projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or another technical discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the industry or 5 years HBK experience
  • Technical expertise related to managing projects in the public right-of-way

Essential skills:

  • Ability to adhere to strict safety regulations
  • Ability to implement and maintain policies
  • Strong technical writing ability
  • Ability to work under time-sensitive deadlines
  • Knowledge in common computer applications such as the Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with the planning and/or design of utility infrastructure projects is desired
  • Proficient in MS Office products
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Deltek

Valued skills and experiences:

  • Professional Engineering license preferred

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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