Quality Engineer

Location US-DC-Washington
Job ID 0118-17677
HNTB Job Title
Engineering-Rail Transit

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.


The time is right to join HNTB!  We are seeking a Quality Engineer in our Washington, D.C. office.  


This position will support quality control and quality assurance by qualitatively and quantitatively evaluating internal and external corrective action plans (CAP). Assisting in prioritizing CAP actions through risk management. Support accurate and timely resolution of corrective actions by regulatory agencies such as the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Track CAP results for compliance with rules, regulations, and requirements. Write technical documents such as: standard operating procedures, manuals, work instructions, and other technical guidance documents.

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

  • Analyzes rapid transit system engineering, operations, and maintenance data, and information to promote process improvement, and develop standards.
  • Uses critical thinking skills to evaluate systems, and processes.
  • Has the ability to perform an independent and objective appraisal to evaluate, analyze or review conformance to standards for a service, process, product or system for compliance with internal policies and procedures, and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Can assess documents, information management systems, and make appropriate inquiries and communicate the technical findings verbally and in writing.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Preferred Qualifications/Skills

  • Possesses a broad understanding of quality/technical concepts and principles to process quality assurance assessments. Specifically, can read and understand corrective action plans, and measure progress towards implementation of recommendations, and the resolution of findings.
  • Can apply concepts and principles both technical and administrative in order to understand the broad range of operations, activities, processes, and procedures in the rapid transit industry.
  • Can champion top management’s quality policies. Applies principles and techniques for building teams, and leading quality initiatives
  • Can manage assignments at a personal level through organizing work, prioritizing work, supports and delivers results to a wide variety of stakeholders while working independently or as a team member. Manages multiple priorities, and deliverables simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate to a broad audience in person, via phone, and email to all levels in an organization at all times fostering positive, productive working relationships. Has strong technical writing skills, i.e., objective, clear, concise.
  • Can foster cordial relationships with all stakeholders and assists others in making progress with deliverables. Promotes positive interdepartmental relations by acting as a neutral liaison.
  • Determines quality and continuous improvement opportunities through analysis of methods, procedures, reports and other relevant data.

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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