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HNTB Senior Project Engineer- Drainage in San Diego, California

What We're Looking For

Join our rapidly growing firm in San Diego. We are supporting high profile transportation and emerging technology projects in San Diego, including the Central Mobility Hub, Del Mar Bluffs Trackbed Stabilization, LOSSAN Double Tracking projects, as well as various other SANDAG, NCTD and SAN (Airport) projects. In addition to our local projects, our team is also engaged in some of the largest regional projects in Southern California including Brightline West (High speed rail from LA to Vegas) and California High Speed Rail. Why not grow your career in civil engineering, planning, or program management while supporting these important projects that support the infrastructure in your communities? We are ENR #12 design firm in the country!

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

This opportunity entails being responsible for the production and modification of design calculations, technical reports, engineering plans and specifications for assigned projects. This position consults with the project manager to perform research, development, calculations, design and delivery. Applies engineering techniques, procedures and design criteria for complex and cross-discipline projects. Leverages technical knowledge and experience to address design related issues or concerns, working closely with the project manager through creative problem solving, interactions with clients and by completing tasks to meet the project schedule. Develops conceptual and detailed designs and calculations to support the project completion 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.

What You'll Do:

  • Uses senior-level technical expertise to consider broad range of engineering solutions.

  • Responsible for the discipline-specific planning, work distribution, and leadership and adherence to the schedule, and budget on complex or unusual engineering projects.

  • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including proposal generation.

  • Develops scope of work and level of effort and manages adherence to scope and budget on complex or unusual engineering projects within discipline.

  • Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team’s work within the technical discipline.

  • Provides technical guidance and mentoring to team members to achieve overall project objectives on complex or unusual engineering projects.

  • Coordinates technical aspects of the project with client counterpart and teaming partners at staff level for work within the discipline on complex or unusual engineering projects.

  • Leads discipline delivery on larger, multi-disciplinary projects. Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.

  • Assists with coordination and planning of schedules, hours, and distribution of work for other disciplines on multi-discipline projects on complex or unusual engineering projects

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 8 years of relevant experience, or

  • Master’s degree in Engineering and 7 years of relevant experience, or

  • PhD in Engineering and 6 years of relevant experience

What you’ll bring:

  • Perform drainage design for transportation projects, including stormwater management facility, storm drain, ditch, culvert, hydrology and hydraulics, and scour analysis

  • Work in MicroStation, Inroads, OpenRoads Designer, and AutoCAD Civil 3D production platforms, and use of a variety of technical design software packages (HEC-RAS, OpenRoads Designer Drainage)

  • Prepare construction and permitting documents, including reports, plans, and specifications

  • Lead and manage drainage related projects and provide leadership and mentoring to project teams

  • Work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects

  • Participate in project pursuits including presentations, interviews, and technical proposals

  • Develop scope of services and staff hour estimation for drainage tasks

  • Perform quality control review of deliverables

What we prefer:

  • Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Proficiency with 3D modeling using Inroads, OpenRoads Designer and/or Civil 3D

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San Diego, CA



The approximate pay range for California is $115,572.50 - $205,417.32. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.










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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-18816