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HNTB Principal Technologist in Chicago, Illinois

What We're Looking For

Provides expert technical guidance and integrates with a team of developers, engineers, and analysts responsible for multiple technologies. Instills team-oriented, client-driven, and results-driven values. Mentors and develops subject matter experts and technologists and also is a principal lead on designated geospatial and data analytics project. Identifies, researches, reviews and approves recommendations of new technology related business opportunities and solutions in alignment HNTB's digital innovation and digital infrastructure strategic vision.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Helping HNTB clients build data analytics and leading edge geospatial capabilities, solutions, and policies

  • Collecting data through means such as analyzing business results or by setting up and managing new studies

  • Leading collaborative, cross discipline teams focused on data-driven solutions

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master's degree in Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental), Drafting, Architecture, Urban Planning, Data Science or Computer Science

  • Project & Resource Management Skills

  • Ability to manage staff on small to large projects

  • Experience with Customer/Stakeholder Mgmt, Analysis/Problem Solving, Communication and Process Orientation

  • Experience with DOT, transit and/or tolling specific use cases

  • Practical experience in data governance and best practice data management tactics

  • Knowledge of programming languages like SQL, Python, and JavaScript

  • Familiarity with business intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI)

  • Strong mathematics skills (e.g., statistics, algebra)

  • Experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark and commercial Cloud environments (AWS and/or Azure)

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Contributes in the development of marketing and collateral material relating to technology services or products. Leads business development and planning efforts, including calculation of cost, risk, and scope, and support local offices in preparation of responses to RFPs, RFIs and RFQs by providing expertise on specialized technologies and/or practices.

  • Provides single point of contact for technology projects and products and/or leads specific technical or functional portions of a project. Determines scope of work and objectives; estimate project costs and prepare proposals and contracts. Actively manages project budget, schedule, communications and documentation. Coordinates work efforts; reviews work performed, and communicates regularly with department leadership on project progress.

  • Applies expert business skills and consulting methodologies to collect and analyze data to determine the applicability, functionality, and viability of new technologies.

  • Advocates for internal and external clients by establishing user groups and acting as a liaison between users and the technology office.

  • Supports the identification of internal resources and external contractors to meet project requirements.

  • Researches new and emerging technologies and assess feasibility applications to current and future business needs. Analyzes business unit activities and trends and compares analyses against service standards and best practices. Presents findings to business unit leadership and identifies and implements strategies that will address tactical and strategic goals.

  • Works with clients and technology office staff to identify, analyze, design, develop and implement fully integrated solutions of moderate to high complexity that support HNTB’s products, service and/or business processes.

  • Develops detailed documentation of business systems and user needs, including workflow, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify compute programs or systems.

  • Reviews use cases and other technical documents with technology office project staff to ensure business requirements are adequately reflected in technical planning. Defines, develops and implements quality assurance practices and end user test plans.

  • Ensure process, conducted and documentation accurately reflects the current status of changes and outstanding issues so that business requirements reflect application features and functions.

  • Identifies training and development requirements of user groups and provide support when required by designing and developing training initiatives.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental), Drafting, Architecture, Urban Planning, or IT

  • 15 years consulting experience

Additional Information

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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About Us

At HNTB, we are harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to establish a new vision for the future of mobility across our country. You don’t have to look far to see our impact. For more than a century, HNTB’s spark has connected people and places, expanded opportunity, and left a lasting impact on our communities. Our culture of integrity and inclusion, combined with groundbreaking solutions, has affirmed our reputation and positioned our firm as the industry leader in delivering extraordinary value.

When you join HNTB, you are joining an employee-owned firm founded on the values of integrity, collaboration, personal accountability, respect for others, and the development of all employees. We are committed to the continual improvement of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage our employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, provide them a meaningful welcoming environment where they are valued, celebrated and respected. Diversity of thought and unique perspectives drives innovation, engagement and retention, which makes HNTB better and brings value to our clients and our communities.

HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer .

HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

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).

Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

  • HNTB participates in E-Verify

  • Know your rights: Right to Work

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