• Department Manager - Engineering

    Job Location US-CA-Santa Ana
    Job ID 1218-20081
    HNTB Job Title
    Department Manager - Engineering
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Engineering-Civil/Structural
  • 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.

    Overview

    The time is right to join HNTB!  We are currently seeking a Department Manager - Engineering for our Santa Ana, California office.

    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

    Department Manager - Aviation
    - Develop and nurture relationships with key aviation clients in the region as part of the firm, division, and office strategic plans.
    - Responsible for new business development and winning aviation work.
    - Responsible for project delivery and performance of assigned aviation staff, consistent with HNTB standards of performance and Vision including management of project budget, quality, schedule and client satisfaction parameters.
    - Accountable for the development and performance of sales goals and marketing budgets.
    - Maintain current knowledge of industry services, projects, and trends.
    - Supervise and mentor staff.
    - Help maintain industry recognition through prominence in regional and national client and professional associations.
    - Promote the presence and image of this leading design firm in the marketplace consistent with the strategic communications plan and corporate objectives.
    Department Manager - Engineering
    - Responsible for direction and supervision of a large professional/technical group providing project transportation project development, design and engineering services to DOT’s.
    - Coordinate project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs. Responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and maintenance of design engineering programs and efficient, productive utilization of staff in providing high-quality service.
    - Responsible to lead and/or direct the pursuit of new work to support and grow the department.
    - Assign priorities and staff to jobs.
    - Coordinate time and budget on jobs.
    - Client contact.
    - Quality control.
    - Typically manages 15-30 employee’s.
    - Department revenue usually is in excess of $5 million per year, with a goal to grow to $10 million annually.   
    - Responsible for the hiring, supervision, development, evaluation, and termination of staff members, establishing and approving budgets for the group, and leading business development and pursuits for the Department.
    - The number of employees directly supervised is typically at least 4.   
    Department Manager - Rail/Transit
    - Responsible for direction and supervision of a professional/technical group providing rail project development, design and engineering services to transit and other local agencies. 
    - Responsible for leading and/or supporting the pursuit of new rail transit work to support and grow the department.  
    - Coordinates project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs. 
    - Responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and maintenance of design engineering programs and efficient, productive utilization of staff in providing high quality service. 
    - Assign priorities and staff to jobs.
    - Coordinate time and budget on jobs. 
    - Client contact.
    - Quality control. 
    - Responsible for the hiring, supervision, development, and evaluation of staff, as well as establishing and approving budgets for the group. 
    - The number of employees directly supervised is typically at least 3.

    Basic Qualification

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

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    Master's degree in Engineering
    PE/AICP

    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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