HNTB Resident Engineer - Bridges in Bellevue, Washington

Why Choose HNTB?

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.


HNTB is currently providing construction management on some of the area’s most exciting and challenging projects – the first light rail to be constructed on a floating bridge, a brand-new waterfront for downtown Seattle, and replacement of a hundred-year-oldwooden railroad trestle.We are currently seeking experienced Resident Engineers to lead the successful delivery of bridge reconstruction projects in the greater Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area. HNTB is currently responsible for helping BNSF deliver a complex three to five-year bridge replacement program. The program is currently planned to replace five different BNSF single-track and double-track bridges with new steel, concrete, and truss span bridges. There is a potential that BNSF will continue to add new bridges as the program progresses. Construction will include structural steel spans, concrete pier caps and columns, drilled shafts, driven pile foundations, precast concrete abutments and wing walls, precast concrete spans, a truss span supported on concrete pier caps, and columns supported on foundation types including drilled shafts and driven piles.

Job Summary

Responsible for overall field management of HNTB's contract, administration and coordination on mid to large size projects of a diverse and complex nature. Monitors activities of assigned staff for conformance with contractual requirements. Provides technical leadership for complex or unique assignments. Reviews drawings, specifications, and installation of constructability. May recommend changes to design. Represents projects at meetings and conferences.

Essential Responsibility

  • Reads and interprets complex contract documents.

  • Monitors Contractor progress and compares with reviewed Progress Schedule.

  • Provides guidance and training to inspection staff. Mentors and trains staff.

  • Administers JPIs and Budget.

  • Collects data to brief Client on project issues and provides possible resolutions.

  • Reviews and drafts responses to Contractors correspondence as required.

  • Prepares Summary Inspection Report of Daily Activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

The Resident Engineer will be responsible for coordination and monitoring of all field construction administration activities to assure that construction projects are completed in compliance with the design and contractual documents, within budget, and on schedule. She/he will act as the primary on-site liaison between Client, Company Personnel and Contractor for resolution of project issues.

Coordinates daily observation of contractor activities and reviews Inspector’s Daily Reports

  • Reviews verification of materials and tracks quantities

  • Prepares and negotiates Work Change Directives and Change Orders

  • Reviews and approves monthly contractor progress payments

  • Monitors contractor progress compared with progress schedule and budget

  • Leads project meetings

  • Works with contractor and client to resolve conflicts in the field

  • Monitors activities of assigned staff for conformance with contractual requirements

  • Provides technical leadership for complex or unique assignments

  • Provides guidance, training, and mentorship to inspection staff

  • Provides technical leadership for complex or unique assignments, and may recommend changes to design

  • Reviews drawings, specifications, and installation of constructability

  • Fosters a safety culture on the project site

Must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management plus 10 years’ experience

  • Understanding of construction methods, including standards, equipment, processes, and safety considerations, and an ability to reads and interpret complex contract documents

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to maintain good working relationships with clients, contractors, management, and coworkers

  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Acrobat Adobe, and Bluebeam, and with mobile devices such as tablet computers

  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record

Field Environment:

  • Work frequently requires working at client’s job site, construction trailer, and in a field environment. Work may sometimes require working in inclement weather, working in a construction site, being exposed to heavy construction equipment, and doing extensive walking. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use

  • Depending on the specific project, the job may require climbing to various elevations, ability to bend, twist and turn in close clearances. Select jobs may require work near heavy construction equipment, railroad right of ways, bridges, construction sites, tunnels and airport runways. Work environment may require use of safety equipment including fall equipment. Adherence to applicable safety protocol is required

Basic Qualification

10 years relevant experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

Professional Engineer and/or Certified Construction Manager 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.

HNTB Job Title Resident Engineer

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Construction Services/Estimators