• Hydraulics Engineer III

    Job Location US-NC-Raleigh
    Job ID 0918-19488
    HNTB Job Title
    Engineer III
    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.


    HNTB Corporation is currently seeking a Hydraulics Engineer III in our Raleigh, NC office to support our growing transportation practice.


    Job Summary

    Within a given discipline, is fully competent to complete engineering-related tasks including research, development, calculations, design and delivery with minimal direction. On tasks basis, is responsible for preparation and completion of discipline engineering efforts that are responsive to project needs.  Coordinates preparation of design details, plans, and drawings within assigned task areas.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Responsible for completion of discipline engineering project elements such as reports, designs, specifications and plans.
    • Responsible for coordination and productivity of subordinates. Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineers.
    • Works closely with other disciplines and multi-discipline projects.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Prepare hydrologic/hydraulic studies, develop reports, and design/analyze drainage systems for preliminary and final design.
    - Participating in the collection and analysis of data
    - Performing investigative analyses toward completion of assigned design tasks
    - Developing and checking design calculations
    - Assisting in the preparation of design drawings and/or specifications
    - Developing plans, specifications, and inspection reports as needed to see that these items are complete, accurate, and in accordance with good engineering practice
    - Calculating quantities and developing cost estimates

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Engineering
    5 years relevant experience

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - Minimum of 5 years of hydraulic and hydrology design experience
    - North Carolina P.E. license required or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
    - Proficient in MicroStation and experience utilizing the Geopak Drainage module.
    - Familiarity with NCDOT drainage design criteria
    - Experience with HEC-RAS, HY-8, SWMM and HEC-22.
    - NCDOT Erosion and Sediment Control Level III Certification
    - Experience developing environmental permit plans and applications for stream and wetland impacts preferred.
    An ideal candidate is someone who can:
    - Complete designs with direction from experienced engineers and project managers
    - Complete work accurately and in accordance with good engineering codes and practice
    - Effectively communicate and coordinate with other more experienced engineers
    - Multi-task and communicate schedule and progress on assigned tasks
    - Be energetic, self-directed, and success focused

    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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