HNTB Water Services Practice Leader in Indianapolis, Indiana

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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.

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Are you the type of person who would accept the challenge of leading HNTB’s National Center of Excellence for Water Services? Do you want to lead a group of professionals dealing with issues related to drinking water, wastewater and water resources not only in Indiana but across the country? If the answer is yes, then HNTB wants to talk to you about continuing to grow HNTB’s Indianapolis based Water Services Practice!

We are currently seeking a Practice Leader to refine and implement our national growth strategy to provide Water Services across the firm out of our Indianapolis office.

With the majority of the firm’s water professionals being based in Indianapolis, we are currently working on challenging projects from Minneapolis to Miami and Los Angeles to New York City with nothing but more opportunities to grow the practice in the future.

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 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 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 water practice including monitoring recruiting and retaining all water staff. 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 water practice.

  • Leads staff on multiple projects in the water 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 water 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

  • Experience working with municipal clients

  • Background in Drinking Water, Wastewater and/or Water Resources

  • PE

  • LI-NF

  • IND

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* Group Director - Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Water