• Government Relations Director

    Job Location US-IL-Chicago | US-WI-Milwaukee | US-WI-Madison | US-MN-Golden Valley | US-MI-Detroit | US-OH-Cleveland | US-OH-Columbus | US-IN-Indianapolis | US-OH-Cincinnati | US-MI-East Lansing
    Job ID 0218-17902
    HNTB Job Title
    Government Relations Director
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Business Operations
  • 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.


    Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com.


    The time is right to join HNTB Corporation!  HNTB is seeking a Government Relations Director for our Great Lakes Division. This position can be based in any of our Great Lakes Division offices including : Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Madison, WI; Golden Valley, MN; Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Okemos, MI; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH or Cincinnati, OH. 


    In this position you will advocate HNTB’s government affairs agenda and corporate position with members of federal, state and local governments and in accordance with the established priorities identified in the strategic plan.

    Job Summary

    Directs HNTB’s government affairs activities and organization to achieve government affairs priorities established in the company strategic plan. Implements a defined process for interacting with key policy makers who influence funding and programs in the infrastructure and transportation industry. Assists and enables employees of all HNTB companies to establish and achieve government relations goals. 

    Essential Responsibility

    • Builds relationships with elected and appointed government officials and staff to promote the strategic plans of HNTB. 
    • Assists with the development of government relations strategies and tactics to achieve HNTB business objectives.
    • Attends Government Relations functions to gain access and strengthen relationships with elected and appointed officials. 
    • Provides professional writing, research support and preparation of draft technical documents on relevant legislative issues as required. 
    • Collaborates in the development of HNTB messages to government officials, the press and public.
    • Drafts legislative updates, fact sheets, newsletter articles, and testimony related to HNTB’s government relations priorities.
    • Assists in establishing priorities for the use of the HNTB PAC and managing the expenditure of PAC funds.
    • Assists local offices in the hiring and management of local government relations firms.
    • Assists in government relations training of HNTB staff including best practices and legal/ethics compliance.   
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree
    10 years related experience working with elected officials or on political campaigns

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    Experience in a leadership position at a corporate government relations or advocacy organization
    Knowledge of federal, state and local political process 

    General Work Conditions

    Office Environment:  Work is generally 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.

    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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