HNTB Office Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

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.


The time is right to join HNTB Corporation! HNTB is currently seeking an Office Engineer in our Hyattsville, MD project office.

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of assignments such as: monitoring construction progress to assure proper installation sequences and compliance with schedule and contract requirements; assisting in the review and modification of schedules, specifications, and drawings; recognizing basic construction or engineering problems, and applying standard techniques and procedures to resolve same; preparing short-term schedules to identify potential scheduling problems and recommending possible solutions; reviewing completed construction work and maintaining checklist of items yet to be completed; and coordinating the activities of a survey team.

Essential Responsibility

  • Liaison between client, contractor, and design staff.

  • Implements plans and specifications.

  • Prepares project correspondence.

  • Facilitates project progress meetings.

  • Prepares and monitors internal HNTB project controls.

  • Assists in the overall administration of projects.

  • Assures construction activities are in accordance with contractual documents and are completed within budget and schedule.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Implement the use of the WMATA project management software system (PROCORE). The work will include updating data in the PROCORE system through direct input of contract related data or uploading data files.

  • Use procedures identified in the Project Implementation Manual, and provide project staff with guidance on the use and application of PROCORE.

  • Assist with developing punch lists at the completion of contract milestones and inspection for completion of work.

  • Make periodic field inspections to ensure Contractor installed materials and equipment conform to plans and specifications, identify potential problems and develop recommendations to resolve issues.

  • Conduct spot checks to determine quantities of materials installed to verify accuracy of Contractor payment requests.

  • Assist with contract close-out and the acquisition of Contractor prepared technical documents for WMATA’s project record documents, including as-built plans, drawings, and schematics.

  • Assist with preparation of project status reports to identify progress and monitor the project schedule, budget and staffing plan.

Basic Qualification

High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

10 years construction related experience

All jurisdictional certifications as required

Preferred Qualification/Skills

  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

  • At least 1 year of experience in the transit industry

  • Familiarity with WMATA standard processes and procedures

  • Comfortable with construction office work environments

  • Proficient in MS office and AutoCAD and familiar with WMATA’s project management software system (PROCORE)

General Work Conditions

Field Environment: Work is frequently performed in a field environment in which there is consistent 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 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.

Depending on the specific project, the job may require climbing to various elevations, ability to bend, twist and turn in close clearances, and crawl into confined spaces to perform required work. 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 construction/inspection safety equipment including fall equipment. 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 Sr Field Representative

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Engineering-Rail Transit