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Consultant Selection

July 22, 2014

Lake County Division of Transportation

Contact Information

600 West Winchester Road

Libertyville, IL  60048


Notice is given that Statements of Interest (SOI) are requested together with Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for furnishing professional engineering staff for the following position at Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT). SOI/SOQ shall be submitted via email to


Questions concerning this posting should be directed to:

Doretha Johnson, Director of Finance and Administration

E-mail:    Phone: 847-377-7400


Please do not contact any Lake County staff expressing your firm’s interest in the position. Failure to comply with this instruction may disqualify your firm for consideration.




The selection of professional consultants by LCDOT is not based on competitive bidding but on the firm’s professional qualifications, experience, and expertise of the person to be assigned to this position.


Your firm’s Statement of Interest submittal should include:

·         The name and address of your firm

·         A brief statement of the firm’s interest in performing the work. (Should be concise and to the point, suggest approximately 1 page)

·         Consultant primary contact and the potential consultant staff person for engagement.

·         Attach resumes of all personnel listed in the Statement of Interest. It is recommended that individual resumes should not exceed two pages and must be relevant to the expertise required for the specific position.

·         A list of current projects/assignments with LCDOT

·         Statement of Qualifications

o   Provide a listing of IDOT prequalification categories currently held.

o   Attach a listing of similar staffing assignments that your firm has completed.

o   Include other items at your discretion

·         Your complete SOI/SOQ submittal must be ten pages or less.


The consultant staff person selected is prohibited from working on projects where the consulting firm is the prime consultant or a subconsultant.


SOI / SOQ Submittal Instructions

Submittals shall consist of a single .pdf file attached to an email sent to:

·         Address letter to:

County Engineer

Lake County Division of Transportation

600 West Winchester Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

·         Please limit the attachment to a maximum size of 2MB.

·         The SOI / SOQ shall be in Adobe Acrobat, version 5.0 or later.


Email format

·         The email subject line shall read: “FIRM NAME, SOI/SOQ Submission”

·         The body of the email shall include complete contact information for the individual functioning as the firm’s point of contact for the consultant selection process.


NOTE: Due to the volume of submissions that are often received, it is suggested that respondents consider conciseness, brevity, and good organization when developing their submittals. Respondents selected to be interviewed will be contacted within 3 days of the SOI / SOQ submission deadline.


Principal Engineer / Permit Project Reviewer (One Position) – Lake County, Illinois


Responsibilities for this position include overseeing the day-to-day administrative activities for the Lake County Highway Access Regulation Ordinance and the Lake County Highway Temporary Closure and Utility and Facility Placement Ordinance; reviewing engineering, drainage and traffic impact studies; coordinating access permits with utility/facility permits and special movement permits; coordinating permits with other internal departments, municipalities and other County departments; preparing educational/training information/workshops for permit consulting engineers, traffic engineers, municipal engineers, and targeted groups. The normal work schedule is 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional field work will be required.

The individual must have good knowledge of modern principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the design and construction of various highway projects; must have skills in regulatory interpretation and contract development/administration; good knowledge of the principles and practices of program/project management and administration; excellent communication skills as shown by the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others, both orally and in writing; ability to work well in a team environment; ability to make difficult mathematical computations and to design moderately difficult engineering projects; ability to secure the cooperation of developers, construction contractors, and others; ability to exercise sound professional engineering judgment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, State and Federal agency representatives, and members of the public; strong analytical abilities are essential, as are excellent computer skills.

LCDOT will furnish the individual with a work station and all necessary equipment. The individual shall provide their own steel-toed boots for field work. The individual will work in the Libertyville office. The individual must be a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois and possess a valid driver’s license. The individual will receive directions and supervision from the Manager of Permitting, LCDOT Department Heads or the County Engineer.

The completion date for this contract will be 24 months after placement of the individual.  The intent is to retain a single person for 24 months in this position.

Statements of Interest, including the resume of the individual noted above, must be submitted electronically.




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