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HNTB Transit & Mobility Department Manager in Bellevue, Washington

What We're Looking For

Responsible for leading a professional or technical discipline department in the design, development and delivery of project tasks while managing scope, budget, and quality control. This position coordinates project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the proper resources at the appropriate time. Responsible for technical coaching and mentoring and efficient, productive utilization of staff in providing high-quality service. Department Managers are typically responsible for up to 20 direct and indirect reports.

People Development

  • Identify training and professional development needs within the Department and prioritize against Office professional development budget

  • Develop, manage and monitor career path objectives for Department staff

  • Develop and manage succession plans for Department staff

  • Identify and implement team building activities within the Department

Practice Building

  • Develop and manage a Department Business Plan resulting in sustainable, profitable Department growth in line with the Office Strategic Plan

  • Assist in identifying and recruiting talented potential employees consistent with Department and Office growth goals

  • Develop and maintain client relationships with existing and new clients

  • Leading and/or supporting the pursuit of work to support and grow the Department

  • Identify and help develop new markets and practice areas

  • Helping to maintain industry recognition through prominence in local, regional and national client and professional associations

  • Promoting HNTB's presence and image in the marketplace consistent with the strategic communications plan and corporate objectives

Business Management

  • Maintaining Department employee utilization consistent with Office operating budget goals

  • Projecting Department employee job assignments utilizing HNTB labor projection tools

  • Monitor and manage department performance against established Office business metrics


  • Participate in project work, potentially as a Project Manager

  • Coordinating with project managers on meeting project staffing needs

  • Along with project managers, evaluate performance of Department staff on project work

  • Perform project reviews and quality control activities on projects

  • Develop scopes of work and labor estimates for department staff on projects

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering

  • 12 years practical experience

  • 4 years supervisory experience

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Previous project management experience for Transit projects, in planning, engineering, or construction management related fields.

  • Previous engineering business management experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Collaborative and open management style

  • High aptitude for strategic thinking and problem solving



What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops, monitors and manages the department's operating budget in support of the group or office operating budget and forecast updates.

  • Responsible for the management, growth and professional development of discipline-specific engineering department. Coordinates department activities establishes priorities and assign staff to projects. Ensures staff development, mentoring and training needs are being met. Collaborates with other departments or groups within the office on work-sharing needs and opportunities.

  • Supports the implementation of the firm's strategic plan and HNTB's Sophisticated Sales Approach (SSA) process on project pursuits in the department and office, including development of department-level strategic planning strategies.

  • Supports the implementation of the firm's contracting (SCA) process through project delivery and contracting activities including scope, work plan and fee reviews for all contracting activities impacting the department.

  • Supports the implementation of the firm's project delivery (SDA) process including Work Planning, Monthly Project Reviews and other project performance methods to ensure quality work, on time, on schedule, to the client's satisfaction.

  • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including client discovery, proposal generation, interviews, and win-to-work activities

  • Maintains client contacts to ensure client satisfaction. Leads and assists in sales and marketing efforts for department's growth.

  • Recruits, hires, develops and retains department staff, including development of plan for staff reporting, performance and compensation reviews, and succession.

  • Manages assigned project management activities (project scope, schedule, budget and quality management) and performs technical discipline tasks including research, reports, design, specifications and plan preparation.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 10 years of practical experience including 2 years of supervisory experience.

Additional Information

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Bellevue, WA (Seattle)







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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-10435