Resident Engineer

HNTB Job Title
Resident Engineer
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 Corporation!  HNTB is currently seeking a Resident Engineer in our Richmond, VA office.

Job Summary

Responsible for overall field management of HNTB's contract, administration and coordination on mid to large size projects of a diverse and complex nature. Monitors activities of assigned staff for conformance with contractual requirements. Provides technical leadership for complex or unique assignments. Reviews drawings, specifications, and installation of constructability. May recommend changes to design. Represents projects at meetings and conferences.

Essential Responsibility

  • Reads and interprets complex contract documents.
  • Monitors Contractor progress and compares with reviewed Progress Schedule.
  • Provides guidance and training to inspection staff. Mentors and trains staff.
  • Administers JPIs and Budget.
  • Collects data to brief Client on project issues and provides possible resolutions.
  • Reviews and drafts responses to Contractors correspondence as required.
  • Prepares Summary Inspection Report of Daily Activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

- Verify inspection of the contractor’s work on the project by inspection staff
- Conduct project meetings and prepare detailed minutes
- Prepare and maintain a document management system
- Review for contract conformance all laboratory test reports and certifications concerning materials required under the Contract and verify that all materials meet the contract requirements
- Identify and monitor deficiencies and discrepancies
- Obtain and submit materials and samples for testing to the DOT QA/QC Division
- Prepare Change Orders
- Prepare and monitor claims
- Prepare accurate monthly construction estimates
- Maintain as-built drawings and specifications
- Conduct final inspections and prepare final inspection reports
- Attend Public Meetings
- Able to work a shift schedule and/or flexible schedules as required to support the workload, as well as in inclement weather, heights, confined spaces  

Basic Qualification

10 years relevant experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

- 10 years experience in the construction of transportation projects.
- Experience with drilled shaft construction preferred.
- PE in DC, MD, or VA or the ability to get reciprocity within 6 months
- Experience working with DDOT, CSX and WMATA is preferred.
- Experience working with local utilities preferred.
- Experience in DC and Virginia
- Experience working on DC specifications, Virginia specifications
- Experience with DC change order process
- Experience working on bridges, roadway, heavy foundations, work alongside railroads, CSX, Metro
- Experience managing inspectors
- Strong computer skills
- Aptitude towards business development alongside the project work   

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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