HNTB Practice Leader - Engineering in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.


Are you craving more? More growth potential? More challenging work assignments? More support from your teammates? More opportunities to take a lead and make a difference?

If the answer is yes, then HNTB Indianapolis wants to talk to you!

We have dozens of openings for smart, motivated, creative and ambitious professionals who are ready for more in their careers, and we are currently seeking a Practice Leader to lead, direct and manage our Water Practice out of our Indianapolis office.

With over 120 professionals in Indianapolis, we have unlimited opportunities for professional growth and challenging work assignments. We work hard – which in turn affords us the opportunity to contribute to many of the most challenging and high-profile projects in Indiana and around the country. And we know how to unwind. We value integrity, diversity, technical excellence, and personal accountability. We give back to our community. We do the right thing by our clients.

We are looking for people who share our values - to add to the value that we bring our clients. If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to build a career, then give us a call. We want to talk to you.

Job Summary

Responsible for direction and supervision of a multiple professional or technical groups. Directs project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs. Responsible for 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).

  • Establishes priorities and work schedules and coordinates resource needs/assignments.

  • Assists in marketing responsibilities, including proposal generation.

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Works to develop technical strategies and procedures. Monitors and develops appropriate professional standards and integrates the plans and metrics for quality assurance through all phases of project delivery.

  • Works to enhance and increase the revenue base of the core water/wastewater practice. Collaborates with and supports the Office Leader and other Market Sector Leaders in accomplishing their sales and performance goals. Assists in setting sales goals for the core water/wastewater practice and assists in developing and implementing a strategic plan to include identifying market opportunities to achieve sales goals.

  • Will be responsible for oversight and supervision of personnel resources within the assigned core practice for a geographic location, including monitoring recruiting and retaining all core market staff, including managing TOJ targets. The Practice Leader will be responsible for all HR actions including making recommendations to the Office Management Team regarding adding or decreasing staff based upon detailed input and review of labor projections. Strives to ensure appropriate staff and other specific resources are available for support of core practice work opportunities. Responsible to Office Management Team for strategic and operational performance of the core market practice.

  • Leads staff on multiple projects (and possibly in multiple offices) in the core practice. Provides technical direction and supervision of projects and staff.

  • Assures that the technical, administrative, work hour and schedule targets are met within the framework of established policy and in accordance with the applicable professional standards, design control procedures, and design guidelines.

  • Works to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation of all core practitioners to work as a cohesive unit.

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.

HNTB Job Title Group Director - Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Water