• Project Business Manager I - Program Management

    Job Location US-DC-Washington
    Job ID 1218-20185
    HNTB Job Title
    Project Business Mgr I - Program Management
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Program Management
  • 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 currently seeking a Project Business Manager I - Program Management in our Washington, D.C. office.

    Job Summary

    Provides guidance to the project management team to ensure appropriate delivery of contractual business obligations in the areas of Contracting, Scope Development, Budgeting, Scheduling, Subcontract Management, Change Management, Cost Management, and Project Controls. Will consist of one or more projects with various Client profiles and diverse scopes. Through implementation of best business practices in alignment with the Client’s policies and standards of performance, this role will provide critical project management and project controls oversight throughout a project’s lifecycle.  Typically involved in a program management capacity and directly supporting a client.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Participates in the development and initial build of project fee proposals, financial burn/revenue analysis, project labor forecasts, cash flow forecasts. Assists, coordinates and/or has oversight of development of project schedule and coordinates preparation and analysis of schedule baseline, progress schedule reporting, specialty schedules, schedule analysis, that tie to the Client, and other compliance-related requirements. Identifies trends and deviations and recommends solutions or recovery plans for multiple financial scenarios related to project performance.
    • Coordinates project specific month-end reporting and revenue recognition activities. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the project financial data that result in accurate reporting and projecting of project performance with compliance to internal and external governance requirements (Client requirements, industry standard accounting requirements and government requirements that may include FTA and various states). Provides guidance (reviewing for accuracy/clarity) to the project and office business teams through the preparation of financial, cost control, schedule material for internal and external meetings. This includes providing appropriate financial documentation, data analysis, and reports to assist in the project management and dissemination of information/reports/deliverables to key stakeholders.
    • Creates, coordinates, edits and publishes guidelines, manuals, and document SOPs with the project’s oversight staff for use by project staff to support the Project Management Plan (items may include: Cost Management Plan, Schedule Management Plan, Change Management Plan, Project Review Action Plans, Project Financial Workplan, Risk Management Plan, and Document Control Plan).
    • Review, analyze, and make recommendations on procurement and contract documents, prepare draft contract documents in coordination with Client specifications. Establishes rapport with client-counterpart to understand client payment process, influence timely processing of invoices, and resolve outstanding issues.
    • Assists with subconsultant management
    • Contributes to the financial and contractual portions of project close out activities which include financial portion of claims process and resolution, sub contract close outs, and contractual financial close out procedures as applicable.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Construction, Engineering, Finance, or relevant degree
    7 years financial and/or contract experience in Engineering, Architecture, and/or Business financial controls.
    In lieu of education, 11 years financial and/or contract experience in Engineering, Architecture, and/or Business financial controls.

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    Master's degree in Business or Engineering
    PMI Certification, other contracting/project management certifications
    13 years financial and/or contract experience in Engineering, Architecture, and/or Business financial controls. Background in major capital projects for transit agencies or stakeholders.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    - Significant knowledge of Project Controls/Project Management Processes & A/E Industry
    - Knowledge of Accounting/Financial Principles and Practices
    - Knowledge of procurement/contracts in support of capital projects
    - Good communication skills (written and verbal)
    - Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
    - Strong financial acumen and analytical abilities
    - Leadership Skills (works well independently and in team environment, able to direct/manage others effectively, work with all levels of management, independent decision-making abilities)
    - Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    - Ability to think strategically

    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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