• Department Manager - Transportation Structures

    Job Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Job ID 0918-19629
    HNTB Job Title
    Department Manager - Engineering
    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!  We are currently seeking a Department Manager - Transportations Structures for our Bellevue, WA office.


    HNTB, an award winning national bridge design firm, has an immediate opportunity for a Bridge and Tunnel Department Manager with a demonstrated ability to strategically grow our practice and to pursue and position for bridge and other transportation structures projects. The successful applicant will lead one of the most well established and respected bridge and tunnel practices within the Pacific Northwest known for its involvement in some of the most interesting and exciting transportation structures projects on the West coast. The position is based in our Bellevue, Washington office. The successful applicant will be charged with supervising, growing, and continued development of the Bridge and Tunnel Department and will have the opportunity to lead the delivery of a variety of bridge and structures related projects.

    Job Summary

    Responsible for direction and supervision of a large professional or technical group. Coordinates project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs. Responsible for technical coaching and mentoring and efficient, productive utilization of staff in providing high-quality service.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Actively manages assigned project management activities (project scope, schedule, budget and quality management) and performs technical discipline tasks including research, reports, design, specifications and plan preparation.
    • Implements and executes the firm’s Sophisticated Sales Approach, Sophisticated Contracting Approach and Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SSA, SCA, SDA).
    • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, mentoring, professional development, evaluation and termination of department staff members.
    • Coordinates department activities and assigns priorities and staff to projects.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Leading the pursuit of new transportation structures work to support to grow the practice
    - Fostering client relationships
    - Directly supervising and developing 5 or more employees and overseeing a bridge and tunnel structures department more than 25 employees
    - Leading project teams in the development of plans, specifications, and estimates for structure replacements, rehabilitations, and retrofits.
    - Actively managing transportation structure projects. This will include interacting with the client, managing scope, schedule and budget, and insuring a top-quality product is delivered to the client.
    - Negotiating contracts for transportation structures projects including preparing fee estimates and scope of work and assisting with contract preparation.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Engineering
    16 years relevant experience
    4 years supervisory experience

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. 
    - Washington Professional Engineering license or the ability to obtain within 3 months.
    - Washington Professional Structural Engineering certification is preferred.
    - Fifteen or more years of experience in the pursuit, delivery, and management of bridge and transportation projects, preferably in the Pacific Northwest.
    - Ability to work independently, as well as a team member
    - City of Seattle, Sound Transit, and WSDOT relationships and experience
    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    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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