Job Information

HNTB Manager of Design - Architecture in Bellevue, Washington

What We're Looking For

Leads the development of project design standards, requirements and solutions. Must possess a thorough knowledge of architectural or interior design practice with emphasis on design, building materials, construction methods, integration of engineering disciplines and building codes. Position should have extensive knowledge of building costs and design/construction schedules. Supervises a design department for a specific element or discipline of service.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Responsible for the management and coordination of all rail station architecture planning, programming and design (both administrative and technical), to assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.

  • Position requires close coordination with engineering design, fire life safety design as well as urban design and station area planning project staff.

  • Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budget and scope of work to completion and meet the client's satisfaction.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Registered Architect (RA) or at a minimum degreed architect with at least 20 years of relevant experience, at least five of which have involved managing multiple design teams on projects with construction value of more than $500M.

  • Knowledge and experience in the design of station architecture for light rail and/or urban metro electrified rail systems, including underground and aerial station structures.

  • Knowledge and experience with NFPA 130 requirements.

  • Excellent communication skills and client relationship building capabilities.

  • Ability to work in a co-located environment with integrated client/consultant teams.

  • Strong ability to clearly communicate complex project issues and potential outcomes of multiple decision alternatives to a variety of stakeholders

  • Knowledge and experience of alternative delivery methods and the ability to use that background to advise the client on the pros/cons of each and how that might influence each phase of the work.

  • Demonstrated history of succession planning and mentoring.

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Participates in marketing responsibilities including coordination with market sector leaders, local, division and national business development teams.

  • Maintains direct involvement in all project activities including setting initial design direction, implementation, and oversight of design teams.

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

  • Reviews/supervises and mentors staff with lesser experience.

  • Provides advice related to promotion, discipline, performance review, work allocation and training.

  • Overall design supervision for projects and staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture/Design, or Engineering

  • 12 years related 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

Applicants for U.S. based positions with HNTB Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

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