• Bridge Department Manager

    Job Location US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
    Job ID 1118-19935
    HNTB Job Title
    Group Director - 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.


    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! We are currently seeking a Bridge Department Manager for our Ft. Lauderdale, FL office. 

    Job Summary

    Responsible for direction and supervision of a multiple professional or technical groups. Directs project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs. Responsible for 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).
    • Establishes priorities and work schedules and coordinates resource needs/assignments.
    • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including proposal generation.
    • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, mentoring, professional development, evaluation and termination of department staff members.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Lead and/or assist business development activities.
    - Coordinate design development and/or assist in providing technical direction to the scope of projects.  Responsible for gross revenue of $1M-$2M.
    - Provide senior level technical expertise on all project aspects associated with conceptual engineering, detailed engineering design, and preparation of contracts for construction.
    - Assist project management with administrative operations.
    - Provide cost control on projects and quality control within discipline.
    - Ensure completeness and accuracy of design team work.
    - Reviews structure plans, component plans and other technical design documents such as design variations, design exceptions, typical section packages, design calculations, maintenance permits and non-conventional project concept plans and other technical documents.
    - Reviews contractor-initiated submittals (RFIs, RFCs, shop drawings, remedials, etc.) and coordinates with construction personnel.
    - Assists in the development of project scopes of services, preparation of staff hour estimates and the negotiation of staff hours.
    - Assists in the development of project requests for proposals (RFP) for FDOT non-conventional bid projects (design-build).
    - Provides technical input on complex structural engineering problems and provides effective coordination and communication with other technical disciplines. Technical input may be required on Value Engineering Studies, Concept/Scoping Reports, design standards, criteria, policies and revisions.
    - Attends project meetings, field reviews and other technical related debriefs.
    - Coordinates or performs structural analysis and design, quantity calculations, plans preparations for in-house design tasks.
    - Coordinates and assigns reviews to other support resources including reviews, structural analysis, evaluations, designs, calculations, etc.
    - Developing and mentoring staff.
    - Effectively coordinates and communicates with others, both verbally and in writing. Engages other disciplines to resolve issues, manages time and coordinates reviews to meet project schedules for multiple projects.

    Basic Qualification

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

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    Master’s degree in Structural Engineering preferred with 12 or more years of bridge design experience. 
    Florida PE (or ability to obtain within six months). 
    5 or more years of experience on FDOT related projects preferred.
    Experience working on Design-Build projects a plus.
    Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MathCAD and Microstation (or AutoCAD)
    Experience using CSi Bridge, CONSPAN, RC-Pier, FB-MultiPier, MDX and DESCUS. 
    Knowledge of FDOT Standard Specifications, Structures Manual, Bridge Load Rating Manual, Plans Preparation Manual, and Design Standards.

    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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