HNTB Department Manager -Structural in Newark, New Jersey

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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.

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The time is right to join HNTB! We are currently seeking a Structural Department Manager for our Parsippany, NJ office. This position can also be located in our Newark and or Lawrenceville, NJ offices.

Job Summary

Responsible for direction and supervision of a large professional or technical group. Coordinates project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs. Responsible for technical coaching and mentoring and efficient, productive utilization of staff in providing high-quality service.

Essential Responsibility

  • Actively 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.

  • Implements and executes the firm’s Sophisticated Sales Approach, Sophisticated Contracting Approach and Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SSA, SCA, SDA).

  • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, mentoring, professional development, evaluation and termination of department staff members.

  • Coordinates department activities and assigns priorities and staff to projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

Responsible for direction and supervision of a large technical group providing design services for new bridges, attendant structures, bridge rehabilitation, sign structures, toll gantries, and other ancillary structures; bridge inspection services of routine and complex bridges; and authoring policy, procedures and design manuals and standards, to DOTs and other transportation agencies, typically in New Jersey and the Northeast Region. Responsible for technical coaching and mentoring; and efficient, productive utilization of staff to achieve our clients’ needs.

Essential Functions/Additional Position Requirements

  • Actively leads, motivates, mentors and develops a productive and responsive staff of 35+ professionals

  • Coordinates department activities and assigns priorities and staff to projects

  • Responsible for hiring, supervision, development, evaluation and termination of staff members

  • Develops budget, forecasts, hiring and succession plans for the department

  • Works in cooperation with the office’s Chief Bridge Engineer to serve clients with complex problems, clients affected by emergencies requiring a rapid response, and for the firm’s national bridge practice initiatives

  • Able to grow the department and direct the pursuit of new work in support of the office strategic plan

  • Able to support growth of the New Jersey architecture group

  • Regularly communicate staff productivity to the office management team

  • Lead business development and pursuits for the department

  • Implement and execute the firm’s Sophisticated Sales Approach, Sophisticated Contracting Approach and Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SSA, SCA, SDA)

  • Actively manage projects to deliver 4for4 (Quality work, On time, On budget, To the client’s satisfaction on every project) concurrently with leading the department

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Engineering

16 years relevant experience

4 years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

Master's degree in Engineering


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. “EEO is the Law” Poster “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement* HNTB Job Title* Department Manager - Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Engineering-Civil/Structural