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HNTB Task Lead - Transit and Rail in Washington, District Of Columbia

What We're Looking For

The time is now to join HNTB! We're seeking a Task Lead to join our Transit and Rail practice in the Mid-Atlantic area.

What We're Looking For

Want to make a difference on the daily life of thousands of people? Want to play a key role in the successful modernization of public transit and passenger rail services? Want to have a lasting impact on the Washington, D.C. region? Want to improve public sector project delivery?

HNTB is seeking a transit-minded Task Lead to support the Capital Program of its client, which is a major provider of public passenger rail and bus services in the Washington, D.C. region (the Client). With $25 billion in capital needs and $1.5 billion in annual dedicated capital funding, the Client has hired HNTB Corporation to play a significant role in making the Client’s capital dollars go farther and faster through comprehensive and coordinated project delivery strategies. In this role, HNTB Corporation is supporting the Client to drive organizational change, improve processes, and establish good practices.

The Role and Responsibilities

The Task Lead is a key member of the HNTB program management team that provides oversight and management of Task Order contracts from inception through implementation for a wide array of projects and initiatives supporting the Client’s dynamic and continuously evolving Capital Program. Current, major initiatives that are focused on meeting the needs of its customers include station platform reconstruction, track, tunnel, and bridge rehabilitation, railcar procurement, bus garage construction, and replacement of radio infrastructure.

In this role, you will simultaneously manage and advance multiple Task Order contracts using a structured and auditable process from the initial phases of development, during the procurement stage resulting in the selection of a Contractor, and through the performance phase of the Task Order’s services. The Task Order management activities will require coordination and interaction with the client’s Task Managers and department staff throughout the client’s organization.

As part of the management of the Task Orders, the Task Lead will be in a position to evaluate Task Order issues and recommend solutions to the client’s Task Managers and department staff. The Task Lead will perform important program support activities that includes evaluating budget forecasts, performing financial analysis, attending Task Order progress meetings, and developing executive summaries used to convey Task Order status to the client’s executive leadership.

Other Important Duties Include:

  • Reviewing and leading the evaluation of technical proposals submitted by Consultants

  • Leading the evaluation of price proposals and facilitating negotiation sessions

  • Developing Task Order procurement and award documentation

  • Coordinating the Change Management process and developing applicable documentation

  • Monitoring schedule, budgets, invoicing, and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) participation levels

  • Evaluating and processing third-party staffing requests

  • Facilitating termination or stop-work actions

  • Evaluating merit of claims

  • Monitoring the receipt of submittals/deliverables and recommended approval disposition

  • Supporting program reporting based on Task Order status

  • Participating in client meetings

  • Providing Quality Assurance/Quality Control support

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate possesses the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and deliverables through planning and preparation. He or she works well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic work environment with a combination of team-based tasks as well as independent work assignments. He or she is proactive and takes personal accountability for results by scheduling work assignments, assessing the level of effort required, then delivering on time.

He or she will be expected to build upon demonstrated previous experience in roles requiring organization, timely correspondence, effective written and oral communication, and the ability to handle multiple demands and priorities in order to advance Task Orders through the lifecycle.

While a background in engineering or business is not required, it would be considered an advantage in understanding the delivery process of capital projects and the procurement activities related to on-call, as needed Task Order contracts that include evaluating technical proposals, analyzing cost proposals, participating in negotiation sessions, and understanding change management processes.

The successful candidate will work with engineers and other technical staff on a daily basis and will be expected to have a basic understanding of technical concepts. He or she will need to be able to articulate technical information clearly and concisely to various audiences.

Minimum qualifications for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or relevant degree

  • 8 years relevant experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience articulating engineering and/or technical concepts

  • Experience preparing and responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs), developing price proposals, and/or participating in negotiations

  • Understanding of contract types

  • Experience monitoring costs and budgets

  • Ability to manage, track and report progress

  • Microsoft Office proficiency with an emphasis on Word and Excel

  • Microsoft SharePoint experience

Qualifications that will be highly valued (but not required):

  • Experience delivering projects in the Architectural and Engineering industry

  • Ability to develop and evaluate procurements, contracts, and estimates for professional services

  • Experience working for transit or public transportation agencies

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of project discipline scope elements within budget and schedule.

  • Oversees completeness and accuracy of project team’s work. Guides team to overall project objectives.

  • Serves as technical liaison with client at staff level for work within the discipline.

  • Assists with project management duties.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 6 years relevant 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