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HNTB Project Manager I - Planning and Traffic Operations in Arlington, Virginia

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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.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.

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Are you passionate about moving people and moving minds? HNTB is seeking an enthusiast regarding all modes of transportation and mobility of the future. The Project Manager – Planning and Traffic Operations in our Arlington, VA office provides operations planning expertise on major multi-modal transportation project across the Mid-Atlantic region. As a key member of our team, you provide creative solutions, direct client interaction, deliver projects successfully, and grow business. Strong interest in emerging transportation issues facing our clients is a plus.

Job Summary

Responsible for the leadership and management of a team in support of the project’s profitable operation. Responsible for proactively managing the project's technical budget (direct labor and expenses, including technical sub-consultants), schedule, technical requirements, contractual obligations, project communications and HNTB’s 4 for 4 performance: delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction on every project. Responsible for gross revenue of <$5M.

Essential Responsibility

  • Performs technical discipline tasks including research, reports, design, specification and plan preparation to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.

  • Actively manages project scope, schedule and budget. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction.

  • Implements the firm’s project delivery plan using HNTB's Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SDA) on each project.

  • Develops project scope and fee quotation, and assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts.

  • Coordinates work efforts and reviews of work performed by project team. Supervises and mentors team to overall project objectives.

  • Oversees project staffing with departments, offices and divisions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Proven ability to develop and sustain trusted relationships with clients

  • Proven ability to win work in multi-modal planning and traffic operations

  • Past experience leading and delivering complex multimodal projects involving operations analysis, traffic modeling, safety analysis and forecasting

  • Provide general technical support and assist in development of traffic engineering criteria for design projects

  • Prepare staff hour estimates, concept reports and project scopes

  • Assist in the mentoring, oversight, scheduling, and checking of work of a dynamic project team and work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects

  • Develop and mentor junior staff

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Engineering

8 years relevant experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

  • Master’s degree in Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field

  • 10 years relevant experience preferred

  • Professional Engineer or AICP Certification with Virginia, DC or Maryland PE license preferred

  • In depth knowledge of principles for promoting walking, biking and transit use

  • Ability to develop creative solutions to balance travel modes within limited rights of way.

  • Understanding of traffic operations and design principles required

  • Familiarity with pertinent national, state (VDOT, DDOT and Maryland SHA), local, and industry standards

  • Thorough understanding and application of FHWA’s Volume III: Guidelines for Applying Traffic Micro- simulation Modeling Software, VDOT’s Traffic Operations and Safety Analysis Manual, HCM 2010, HSM, ISAT, and MUTCD

  • High-level of expertise in the following software: VISSIM, Synchro, CORSIM, Sidra and HCS

  • Familiarity with Cube

  • Experience in completing multi-modal traffic engineering and transportation planning projects with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), District Department of Transportation (DDOT), or Maryland State Highway Administration (MD SHA) preferred

General Work Conditions

Combination Office and Field Environment: Most work is performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use. Work may infrequently be performed at client’s job site, construction trailer, and in the field. Work may sometimes require working in inclement weather, working in a construction site, being exposed to heavy construction equipment and doing extensive walking. Adherence to applicable safety protocol is required.

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.

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HNTB Job Title Project Manager I - Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Planning

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