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Assistant Resident Engineer

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Chicago, IL 60664
Job Description

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.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at .


The time is right to join HNTB Corporation! HNTB is currently seeking an Assistant Resident Engineers for our Chicago, Illinois office.

Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating and monitoring inspection efforts in a specific discipline/trade on moderate size and complex projects to determine that Contractor’s construction activities are monitored and controlled in accordance with design plans, specifications, and contractual requirements. Responsible for assisting with the resolution of project issues. Plans and conducts tasks requiring the evaluation, selection, substantial adaptation and modification of standard construction engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Reviews submittals by contracts for conformance with the construction contract documents. Act as a technical liaison between contractor and design engineering staff.

Essential Responsibility

+ Supervises, mentors, and trains subordinate staff.Monitors internal HNTB project controls for assigned staff.

+ Performs/observes on-site material testing.

+ Produces as-constructed schedules.

+ Reads and interprets complex contract documents.

+ Monitors contractors progress and compares with progress schedule.

+ Prepares Inspectors Daily report of contractors work.

+ Responsible for maintaining as constructed drawings.

+ Performs sophisticated, complicated mathematical calculations.

+ Administers JPIs and budget.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

- Work closely with client representatives on a day to day coordination of contractor’s work activities

- Develop project correspondence RFI, submittal reviews and schedule reviews

- Field staff coordination and other duties as directed the Resident Engineer

- Approval of field orders, invoices and payment applications which may include a final payment

- Preparation for pre-award and pre-construction meetings

- Review and maintain the project schedule

- Ensure all required contract documentation and information is properly processed and understood by the Project Field Inspectors

- Review and monitor staff time allowance and all approved overtime

Basic Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

6 years related construction experience


Fundamentals of Engineering certification

All jurisdictional certificates

Preferred Qualification/Skills

- BS in Civil Engineering

- Experience working on construction projects as a field engineer or office engineer

- IDOT Experience, City of Chicago Experience, CTA Experience

- Proficiency in basic computer programs

- EIT or PE

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.

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HNTB Job Title Sr Field Technical Specialist

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Inspectors

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