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Job Description

  Engineering Technician - Permits This position will report to our client’s Chicago office 4 days a week and 1 day a week remotely or from our Chicago office.   Patrick Engineering, A RINA company, is seeking an Engineering Permit Technician to serve in a key role with one of our long-standing clients assisting with the review and processing of permits.  This Technician will work as part of a project team, maintain an organized document system, and effectively communicate the status or potential concerns with the submitted documents to the project team members and others. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Perform review of permit applications for new projects near bridges and waterways:

  • Verify the project location within a custom asset management system to identify the development’s proximity to a bridge or waterway.
  • Interpret engineering plans submitted as part of the permit application to obtain an understanding of the proposed work.
  • Evaluate potential impacts of the proposed work with the existing infrastructure.
  • Confirm none of the proposed work encroaches upon exiting foundations nor cores through any structural members.
  • Calculate area or volume of work being performed by the proposed work.
  • Document other agencies’ reviews status and follow-up as necessary to ensure the permit is processed timely. 

Site inspections:

  • Read a plan set to understand the scope of the proposed work.
  • Document existing site condition with photos of the site to be used for comparison after the proposed work is completed. 

Truck Routing permits:

  • Navigate City of Chicago’s Street maps to verify requested route is feasible and crosses roadway bridges. 
  • Coordinate/communicate with the permittee to resolve insufficient information.

Maintain Permit Documents:

  • Understand the existing document management system.
  • File the proposed work applications


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, structural, or relevant fields of study. Equivalent years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Prior knowledge of how to read engineering plan sets with an emphasis on structural elements.
  • 2+ years of construction experience including basic familiarity with common bridge design elements preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong detail orientation and organization skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification a plus.


  • Ability to travel to client office and project sites.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. ABOUT RINA: To continue the expansion Patrick has experienced over the past 40 years, and to capitalize on the recent acquisition made by global corporation RINA, Patrick is planning for significant growth in North and South America. RINA is a worldwide engineering consultancy firm that provides an expansive range of services across the energy and mobility, marine, infrastructure, real estate, and industrial sectors. Patrick focuses on working with clients in the infrastructure, transportation, technology, and renewable energy sectors throughout the entire process of project delivery - from planning and controls, comprehensive management services and construction, through to operations and maintenance. Combining forces with RINA presents an exciting opportunity to attract talented and multicultural people and to expand both our worldwide footprint and service offerings in new markets and application sectors. Join our team and work on rewarding projects in a dynamic, multicultural, and energizing environment that reaches beyond geographical and cultural boundaries. Patrick’s new status as a part of RINA provides opportunities for partnering with global clients, training to further advance your competencies and support your personal career development. Join us to make Patrick and RINA more successful than ever before by bringing your contributions developing innovative solutions to complex problems, delivering our mission, and achieving the challenging goals we have set for ourselves. If you share our values and our vision, please apply.  Make it sure, make it simple. Patrick does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of Patrick without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of Patrick. Please, no phone calls or emails. Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Policy Statement It is the policy of Patrick Engineering Inc. (“Patrick”) to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race,  color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) national origin, age, disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics, military status, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans (veterans who served during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a badge has been authorized), and Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law