HNTB Senior Project Manager / Local Agency Practice Lead in Arlington, Virginia

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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.

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Our practice in the Mid-Atlantic focuses on a range of civil engineering services including highways, bridges, tollways, rail, aviation, construction inspection and management, environmental planning, project controls, program management, and community planning services.

The time is right to join HNTB Corporation! HNTB is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager / Local Agency Practice Lead in our Arlington, VA office to support our growing transportation practice.

Job Summary

Responsible for the leadership and management of team in support of the project’s profitable operation. Responsible for proactively managing the projects technical budget (direct labor and expenses, including technical sub-consultants), schedule, technical requirements, contractual obligations, project communications and HNTB’s 4 for 4 performance: delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction on every project. Responsible for gross revenue of $10M-30M.

Essential Responsibility

  • Actively manages project scope, schedule and budget. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction.

  • Implements the firm’s project delivery plan using HNTB's Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SDA) on each project.

  • Develops project scope and fee quotation, and assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts.

  • Provides oversight and monitoring of work to less experienced project managers. Coordinates work efforts and review work performed. Schedules and manages for integration of quality management during all phases of a project.

  • Oversees project staffing with departments, offices and divisions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Possess, build, and maintain relationships with local agency clients and VDOT in Northern Virginia

  • Lead and be responsible for business development and sales activities with local agency clients to support the strategic goals of the Office.

  • Function as a Project Manager and/or Contract Manager to provide multidisciplinary engineering design services on transportation infrastructure projects.

  • Lead the development of design deliverables associated with multiple technical disciplines.

  • Lead the design development and/or assist in providing technical direction regarding the scope of projects, technical approach, and design criteria;

  • Provide senior-level technical expertise and guidance on projects associated with conceptual engineering, detailed engineering designs, preparation of contracts for construction, and construction-phase services.

  • Review and check engineering work products completed by others through application of a standardized QA/QC program;

  • Coordinate with clients to define work programs and budgets, provide leadership in project planning and strategy including general oversight and planning, project management, project implementation, and ensuring quality of work products.

  • Participate in professional activities to develop and maintain client relationships, and advance the strategic interests of HNTB.

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

16 years relevant experience

6 years project management experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

  • Minimum 15 years of roadway design experience in a multidisciplinary engineering environment

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in Virginia required, or ability to acquire licensure within 60 days of hire

  • Experience working with VDOT required

  • Experience working on Locally Administered Projects in Northern Virginia required, with experience in a leadership role preferred

  • Experience working with and knowledge of local transportation agencies in Northern Virginia preferred

  • Experience managing large transportation projects in excess of $5M in fee

  • Scope/schedule/fee development and management experience

  • Strong written and oral communications skills required

An ideal candidate is someone who can:

  • Lead and develop strategies for project pursuits to secure work from local transportation agencies in Northern Virginia;

  • Directly engage with clients to develop and negotiate scope and fee on task orders and stand-alone projects.

  • Lead a team of professionals and subconsultants to provide consulting engineering services with limited direction to deliver successful, profitable projects.

  • Work with clients to resolve challenges around the development of project planning and construction documents.

  • Complete work accurately and in accordance with engineering codes, ethical standards, and sound business practices;

  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with other team members;

  • Manage, coordinate, and communicate schedule and progress on multiple concurrent tasks;

  • Complete work on time and within budget;

  • Be energetic, self-directed and success-focused;

  • Support staff development through delegation, mentoring, recruitment, and evaluation.

  • Work on behalf of a client during the construction phase to address questions and/or issues that may arise in the field.

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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. “EEO is the Law” Poster “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement* HNTB Job Title* Sr Project Manager - Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Highways