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HNTB Project Engineer - Utilities in Bellevue, Washington

What We're Looking For

Responsible for oversight and completion of the utility coordination and permit 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 oversight and completion of utility coordination tasks to achieve necessary project utility clearances and complete appropriate documentation. Oversee 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:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering

  • 8 years relevant experience

  • 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 preferred

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.

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R-07472 Full Time #BH


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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-07472