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HNTB Highway Practice Builder in Oakland, California

What We're Looking For

HNTB has won some of the most interesting and challenging recent highway projects, and we are looking to a practice leader who can take us to the next level.

This role will be tasked with developing a strategy and vision to grow the highway practice in Northern California and Nevada; develop plans around the core areas listed below.

Responsible for direction and supervision of multiple professional or technical groups. Directs project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs. Responsible for efficient, productive utilization of staff in providing high-quality service.

Primary Focus Will Include

  • ​Client and project selection

  • Hiring and staff placement

  • Training and development of staff

  • Timeline for growth

  • Key investments needed

  • Implementation of highway practice plan

  • Lead highway practice group

  • Coordinate closely with local departments on staffing needs

  • Coordinate with division and national highway practice resources as needed

Essential Responsibilities:

  • ​Actively manages assigned project management activities (project scope, schedule, budget and quality management) and performs technical discipline tasks including research, reports, design, specifications and plan preparation.

  • Implements and executes the firm’s Sophisticated Sales Approach, Sophisticated Contracting Approach and Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SSA, SCA, SDA).

  • Establishes priorities and work schedules and coordinates resource needs/assignments.

  • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including proposal generation.

  • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, mentoring, professional development, evaluation and termination of department staff members.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master's degree in Engineering

  • Requires excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills

  • Requires ability to interface with client as firm representative

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing and delivering mega projects on-time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client.

  • Develops and nurtures key client relationships and is the primary company contact on the project.

  • Identifies and markets additional business opportunities with key clients.

  • Sets priorities, secure resources and obtain commitment to work according to the project planned with department managers and section heads.

  • Consistently maintains an overall view for the progress of the assigned project.

  • Oversees the Project Managers and as a functional manager, to support with the right resources, competencies and tools that are available.

  • Ensures the achievement of product quality, project targets, budget control and project profitability over the project portfolio.

  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions and strategies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 16 years engineering experience, including directing large mega projects

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

About Us

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.

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 by visiting HNTB Total Rewards at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com/en/public/ .

HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer at https://www.hntb.com/equal-opportunity/ .

HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

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).

Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

HNTB participates in E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdf

Know your rights: Right to Work at https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/IERRightToWorkPoster%20EngEs.pdf

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact 816-527-2600 or ReasonableAccommodations@HNTB.com

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