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HNTB Design Build Drainage Project Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

What We're Looking For

Manages the drainage task on large multi-discipline transportation projects. Coordinates with project managers, other task leads and clients to ensure an integrated design. Establishes criteria and workplans for the drainage tasks that align with the contract language and the overall schedule. Lead designer and instructor of younger engineers. Competent to expert in CAD and a variety of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software. Excellent communication and report writing skills. Provides coordination of project execution and control, in the Drainage/Hydraulics discipline area, to achieve continuity of purpose within scope, budget, and time schedules from initial start-up through project closeout. Also accountable for handling specific design aspects on projects appropriate to discipline field. Coordinates efforts of assigned design team to ensure completeness and accuracy of design effort. Serves as technical liaison with client on project efforts. Responsible for gross revenue of <$1M.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Leading (managerial and technical guidance) drainage design teams in the development of roadway, train guideway, airport and civil drainage designs

  • Production of drainage design packages, quantities, cost estimates, construction administration and final specifications

  • Completeness and accuracy of design team work

  • Interdisciplinary design reviews

  • Technical liaison with client for work within the discipline

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master's degree in Engineering

  • PE

  • Expertise in Design Software applications:

  • Microstation,

  • Inroads Storm & Sanitary,

  • HEC-RAS,

  • HEC-HMS,

  • Pond Pack,

  • Culvert Master,

  • Flow Master


What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of project discipline scope elements within budget and schedule.

  • Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team’s work. Guides team to overall project objectives.

  • Serves as technical liaison with client at staff level for work within the discipline.

  • Assists with project management duties.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 6 years relevant experience

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 at

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. 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). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

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