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HNTB Highway Engineer III in Parsippany, New Jersey

What We're Looking For

Are you looking for a new, exciting opportunity? The time is right to join HNTB! We are seeking candidates for the position of Highway Engineer III in our Parsippany, Cherry Hill or Lawrenceville, NJ offices. We are looking for a highly creative and motivated engineer with NJDOT, NJTA and/or NJ Transit design experience and who is knowledgeable in MicroStation and InRoads design software. Our practice in the Northeast focuses on a range of civil engineering services including highways, bridges, ITS, tollways, rail, aviation, construction inspection and management, environmental planning, project controls, program management, urban and community planning. Join our more than a century of experience and be a part of why HNTB was Engineering News Record’s No. 3 firm in Transportation, Highways and Airports; No. 4 in Bridges; and No. 5 in Mass Transit / Rail in 2021.

This position is responsible for the production and modification of design calculations, technical reports, engineering plans and specifications for assigned projects. This position works closely with the project manager to perform research, development, calculations, design and delivery. Applies engineering techniques, procedures and design criteria for projects ranging in size and complexity. Leverages technical knowledge, experience and client relationships to assist in the execution and evaluation of project designs. Develops conceptual and detailed designs and calculations to support the project execution using current drawing and technical tools, programs and software. May mentor, train and review work of junior engineer staff and provide constructive feedback. As a member of the team, you will contribute to the successful project delivery for a diverse range of projects for HNTB’s clients.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Leading roadway/highway design for transportation projects.

  • Developing concept development, preliminary and final design plans for the NJ Department of Transportation.

  • Coordinates the preparation of design details, plans, and drawings within assigned task areas.

  • Helps supervise, schedule and check work of project team members.

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

  • Responsible for productivity of subordinates and on time, on budget projects and quality control within discipline.

  • Completeness and accuracy of design teamwork.

  • Technical liaison with client for work within the discipline.

  • Responsible for production of roadway, grading, traffic signal, pavement marking plans, traffic control, quantities, cost estimates, construction administration and final specifications.

  • Assists with coordination and planning of schedules, developing fee proposal scope/fee hours, and distribution of work within discipline.

  • Develops geometric layouts, profiles, and cross sections for infrastructure projects

  • Creates 3D surface models using InRoads for computing earthwork, developing cross sections, and grading plans.

  • Participate in project marketing, work planning, scope development and fee estimating

  • Active participation in professional societies such as ASCE, ACEC, ASHE, WTS, ITE. Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • NJDOT, NJTA, NJ Transit and/or county transportation experience

  • Experience in traffic signal, signing and striping layout and design

  • Experience in traditional and alternative project delivery

  • MicroStation, InRoads and/or OpenRoads and/or Concept Station a plus

  • Bluebeam Revu experience a plus

  • Active engagement in local professional and/or civic organizations

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification Master’s degree in Engineering

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.

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-07274