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HNTB Engineer III - Utilities in Bellevue, Washington

What We're Looking For

Responsible for assisting with utility coordination and the permitting process of highway infrastructure projects. This position works closely with the project manager, design team, and construction team to deliver highway infrastructure projects by mitigating project schedule and financial risks related to utilities and permits. This position requires and effective communicator with an understanding of the design, construction, and the utility coordination process for highway infrastructure projects. Responsible for the completion of utility coordination tasks to achieve necessary project utility clearances and complete appropriate documentation. Assist with project plan reviews, utility conflict resolution meeting facilitation, meeting material preparation, correspondence tracking, and communicating progress effectively are major elements of work. Will need to deliver quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction on every project.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Build and maintain relationships, and effectively communicate with the project team, stakeholders, clients, and utility companies to drive success of projects.

  • Effectively communicate with project managers, risk managers, and schedulers regularly to report utility coordination status and report risks to project scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Facilitate and monitor the utility conflict resolution planning and track resolution progress

  • Facilitate utility conflict relocation meetings as requested by designers, clients, stakeholders, and utility companies both in office and on site.

  • Track and file utility coordination correspondence and meeting documentation.

  • Track action items, requests for information, and complete associated follow up.

  • Review the accuracy of project engineer’s cost estimates for utility reimbursements.

  • Coordinate constructability reviews of design plans with appropriate staff.

  • Oversee utility construction permit packaging and submission to municipal and state agencies.

  • Oversee design assistance during construction procedures for construction conflict resolution.

  • Perform other activities as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification

  • Experience in the use of MicroStation, ProjectWise, and Bluebeam

  • Experience in utility coordination

  • Experience working with WSDOT, SDOT, Sound Transit, and/or other local agencies

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Completes assigned work within the schedule and number of hours provided.

  • Assist in the development of project specifications.

  • Responsible for development of discipline specific engineering project elements/deliverables such as reports, designs, and plans.

  • Aids in the coordination and productivity of project team members.

  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineering project team members.

  • Works closely with other disciplines and on multi-discipline projects.

  • Performs quality control reviews of discipline - specific engineering project elements/deliverables.

  • Assists with coordination and planning of schedules, hours, and distribution of work within discipline.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 4 years of relevant experience

  • Master’s degree in Engineering and 3 year of relevant experience

  • PhD in Engineering and 2 years of relevant experience


  • Enhances action orientation by taking on tough challenges in experienced areas with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Able to function in an independent fashion with infrequent oversight.

  • Collaborates to build partnerships and working with other departments to meet shared objectives.

  • Communicates effectively by developing and delivering communications that convey a clear understanding of the project need to other disciplines.

  • Displays sound decision quality for processes and making timely decisions that keep the project moving forward; applying sound engineering judgement.

  • Develops the technical skills of lower-level technical staff to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

  • Directs work for self and others by planning, delegating, and providing direction. Seeks help when experiencing obstacles. Provides technical oversight to lower job classifications.

  • Demonstrates nimble learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning opportunities.

  • Uses resourcefulness in securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently with support.

  • Drives self-development by actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged both technically and in task leadership using both formal (courses) and informal (feedback) development channels.

  • Being tech savvy by showing proficiency in using and customizing tools for design efficiency on the job, understanding what software applications are needed to accomplish tasks, and knowing which software to use for various applications and its limitations. Comfortable learning new software and hardware.

  • Optimizes work processes by using knowledge of the most effective and efficient ways to get things done with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Understands and is able to coordinate interdisciplinary efforts.

  • Independently progresses the majority of designs and tasks required of the discipline.

  • Exhibits experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and MicroStation and/or AutoCad.

  • Exhibits a thorough understanding of the application related to engineering, geometric and algebraic principles.

  • Manages time, proactively forecasting, and communicating project development needs.

Additional Information

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R-07470 Full Time #BH


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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-07470