Tunnel Inspection Team Leader

HNTB Job Title
Engineer II
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


The time is right to join HNTB!  Our Boston office has an immediate opening for an experienced Structural Engineer who qualifies as a Tunnel Inspection Team Leader. The successful candidate for this position will be primarily responsible for leading the field inspection and completion of the inspection reports for tunnels located throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs, including oversight of entry-level staff engineers and attending client meetings.

Job Summary

Assists assigned department by performing engineering-related tasks including research, development, calculations, design and delivery on assigned project(s).

Essential Responsibility

  • Contributes to the preparation or modification of reports, plans and designs for projects.
  • Assists in the preparation of project quantity and cost estimates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

- Review previous inspection reports and information.
- Schedule and coordinate field operations with subcontractors and subconsultants.
- Perform field inspection of complex structures including bridges and tunnels.
- Lead team members in field and office tasks.
- Identify critical findings during field inspection.
- Document inspection findings including the use of digital photography.
- Operate inspection equipment such as bucket trucks, manlift and underbridge inspection vehicles.
- Climb ladders and perform other work in support of inspection activities.
- Prepare cost and man-hour estimates.
- Prepare inspection reports, evaluations and recommendations.
- Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Engineering
2 years relevant experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from a 4-yr accredited college or university
- Minimum of 2 years of overall experience with bridge/tunnel inspection
- Passed National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Fundamentals of Engineering examination
- NHI 1-week tunnel inspection training.
- Strong technical writing skills.
- Physically capable of performing continuous field work including, working at heights and in confined spaces, carrying ladders and gear, working in adverse weather conditions, etc.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- 4 years of overall experience
- Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer
- NHI 2-week bridge inspection training.
- OSHA 10 HR Certification
- Experience working with state (MassDOT & MBTA) and local transportation agencies
- Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), and experience with engineering computer applications such as AutoCAD.

General Work Conditions

Combination Office and Field Environment: Most work is performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use. Work may infrequently be performed at client’s job site, construction trailer, and in the field. Work may sometimes require working in inclement weather, working in a construction site, being exposed to heavy construction equipment and doing extensive walking. Adherence to applicable safety protocol is required.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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