Structures Project Engineer

at HNTB in South Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

What We’re Looking For

The time is right to join HNTB! Our growing New Hampshire office is seeking a creative and technically sound Project Engineer eager to work on some of the region’s most complex bridge projects. The ideal candidate will be motivated to grow client relationships in New Hampshire and Vermont, increase their own individual multi-discipline knowledge, and strengthen a core team of outgoing structural engineers – all while maintaining their ideal work/life balance. This position will offer opportunities to expand your career in a multitude of directions, own and manage discipline-specific project attributes, and mentor junior staff. If this feels like a right fit for you, apply now and let’s talk!

Primary Focus Will Include:

+ Collaborating and supporting the guidance of a multi-discipline team to achieve successful completion of small to complex projects throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

+ Development and growth of junior staff.

+ Coordinating with clients to progress projects and build effective relationships.

+ Working alongside some of the region’s best engineers to prepare and/or check reports, plans, calculations, estimates, specifications, and designs for bridge projects and structural elements associated with roadway transportation projects.

+ Assisting with project management duties, including control of project quality, budget, and scope.

+ Organizing and executing a plan to deliver project scope requirements within the structural discipline, among a small team.

+ Supporting marketing efforts in pursuit of additional projects.

Additional Responsibilities May Include:

+ Develop project design criteria, design calculations, construction details, quantities and cost estimates

+ Responsible for cost control on projects and quality control within bridge discipline

+ Resolve problems, interpret engineering specifications, investigate design and field engineering difficulties and coordinate schedules

+ Manage single and multi-discipline structural engineering projects and develop cost-effective design solutions

+ Provide technical guidance and mentoring of project team members, including other engineers and technical support staff (CADD techs)

+ Lead a small team of engineers in the execution of project design and production on both small and large projects

+ Prepare and check design drawings and/or specifications

+ Review and check engineering work completed by others

+ Oversee planning, design and construction phases of projects

+ Serve as technical liaison with client on project effort

+ Market to clients in pursuit of additional projects

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

+ Master’s degree in Structural Engineering

+ 8-10 years of design experience on NHDOT, VTrans, and/or MaineDOT bridge projects.

+ Registered Professional Engineer in New Hampshire (or ability to obtain)

+ Experience with bridge design software such as CSI Bridge, CONSPAN, RC-Pier, and, BrR

+ Experience using Microsoft Office, MathCAD, Microstation, OpenRoads, and OpenBridge

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ NBIS Inspection experience

What You’ll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Responsible for the planning and distribution of discipline-specific work, and adherence the to the schedule and budget on projects.

+ Assists in marketing responsibilities, including proposal generation.

+ Assists with the development of scope of work and level of effort for projects and/or assignments within discipline.

+ Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team’s work within the technical discipline. Guides and mentors team to overall project objectives.

+ Coordinates technical aspects of project with client counterpart and teaming partners at staff level for work within the discipline.

+ Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 6 years of relevant experience

+ Master’s degree in Engineering and 5 years of relevant experience

+ PhD in Engineering and 4 years of relevant experience


+ Ensures accountability by holding oneself and others accountable to meet commitments.

+ Exhibits action orientation by calling upon prior experiences to take on new challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

+ Collaborates with other disciplines outside of own primary discipline. Effectively building relationships through working with ones counterpart at the client level, partnering with clients to meet shared objectives.

+ Communicates effectively by developing and delivering information that conveys a clear understanding of the project needs to external audiences.

+ Manages complexity by making sense of complicated, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

+ Exhibits courage by stepping up to address difficult issues by saying what needs to be said.

+ Displays sound decision quality for processes and making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward with consideration of how decisions affect other disciplines.

+ Develops the technical skills and organizational skills (project, budget, etc.) of others to meet both their career goals and the firm’s goals.

+ Directs work by delegating, guiding, and recommending solutions to remove obstacles.

+ Provides technical oversight and guidance to project team members.

+ Uses resourcefulness by securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently, using a variety of people and technical assets.

+ Drives self-development by actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged at the discipline level using both formal and informal development channels, with development focused on their future career path.

+ Optimizes work processes by knowing and integrating the most effective and efficient processes to get things done. Focusing on continuous improvement balanced with client expectations.

+ Understands the impacts of decisions on technical design and work planning.

+ Coordinates work planning and design effectively across multiple technical disciplines.

+ Prepares high quality deliverables that are on time, and within budget and scope.

Additional Information

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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About Us

At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don’t have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB’s spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.

When you join HNTB, you are joining an employee-owned firm founded on the values of integrity, collaboration, personal accountability, respect for others, and the development of all employees. We are committed to the continual improvement of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, provide them a meaningful welcoming environment where they are valued, celebrated and respected. Diversity of thought and unique perspectives drives innovation, engagement and retention, which makes HNTB better and brings value to our clients and our communities.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

**HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pre

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Job Posting: JC195394833

Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

Updated On: Nov 30, 2021