T.Y. Lin International

Transportation Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/21/2020 9:56 AM)
Req No.
Transportation Engineering



T.Y. Lin International is looking for a civil engineer to take an active role in significantly enhancing the City of Chicago’s bicycle network.  TYLI is responsible for providing in-house engineering and planning staff to the City of Chicago’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) Bicycle Program.  The CDOT Bicycle Program involves a collaborative team that works closely together.  Individual drive and passion to improve accommodations for people bicycling is essential. 



  • Prepare bicycle facility engineering design plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Act as the quality control engineer for bicycle facility plan review.
  • Coordinate with City staff and other agencies to ensure bicycle facility designs are incorporated into all types of projects.
  • Coordinate with Illinois DOT on federal and state funded projects.
  • Manage federally funded Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) design contracts.
  • Work with elected and appointed officials and community groups to resolve planning and design issues with bicycle facilities.
  • Communicate bicycle guidelines, policy, standards, and requirements with residents, elected and appointed officials, and other professionals.
  • Recommend city design guidelines and policy changes related to bicycle issues.
  • Ability to understand traffic signal phasing and make recommendations to improve bicycle and pedestrian operations.
  • Analyze and prepare traffic impact and parking studies.
  • Perform intersection capacity analyses using Synchro traffic modeling software.
  • Collect data and perform field observations at project sites throughout Chicago.
  • Supervise seasonal and part-time staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Must have a Professional Engineering License
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience
  • Strong interest and experience in bicycling for transportation
  • Experience in the design of bicycle facilities and redesigning constrained rights-of-way to accommodate non-motorized transportation
  • Proven ability to undertake several complex assignments simultaneously
  • Knowledge of leading national design trends for urban on-street bikeways and complete streets principles, including NACTO design guides
  • Experience preparing and managing IDOT Phase I Studies and Phase II Design
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally with decision makers at all levels
  • Experience with MicroStation (or equivalent CAD software) required
  • Experience with Synchro, AutoTURN, and ArcMap preferred


T.Y. Lin International is an equal opportunity employer and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type as protected by federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



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