Engineer - Transportation (Roadway / Highway)

Location US-PA-Harrisburg
Job ID 1017-17179
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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.


We’re looking for an entry level engineer to join our transportation team in our Harrisburg, PA office to assist with the design of roadway, traffic and water related aspects of projects. This person will receive one on one guidance from engineers as they assist with design and the preparation of construction plans.    This position is based in a professional office environment, with occasional field work.  Our transportation team’s notable projects include the following:  Schuylkill River Trail Pedestrian Bridge over CSX (Philadelphia, PA); Reconfiguration of the Pennypack Circle/Holme Ave (Philadelphia, PA); and I-83 Interstate Widening (Harrisburg, PA).

Job Summary

Assists assigned department by performing basic engineering-related tasks including research, development, design and delivery on assigned project(s).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the preparation or modification of reports, plans and designs for projects.
  • Assists in the preparation of project quantity and cost estimates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Develops plans and calculations on assigned tasks to in accordance with good engineering practice.
  • Assists in the development of construction plans including typical sections, horizontal and vertical geometries, earthwork grading and quantities. Involvement may also include utility coordination, right of way plans, and safety analysis.
  • Assists in the development of traffic plans including maintenance and protection of traffic, signing and pavement marking and traffic signals.
  • Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.
  • Performs engineering studies to support transportation design

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Preferred Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Experience using AutoCAD or Microstation required
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word and Excel) required
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) preferred

  • Experience with Inroads software preferred





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.

EEO Statement

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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