Entry Level Engineer - Transportation

Location US-NY-New York
Job ID 0118-17735
HNTB Job Title
New Grads/Entry Level

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 an Entry Level Engineer - Transportation in our New York City office.  This position would be ideal for a December 2017 graduate.


Relocation assistance is not provided. 

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

In this role, the Civil Engineer will work under the direction of a Project Engineer or Project Manager in the development of detailed engineering designs for civil/highway projects.  The Engineer will work on a variety of projects pertaining to transportation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Perform civil/roadway design including horizontal and vertical alignment, drainage, traffic signals, signing, lighting and cross sections.
  • Prepare associated calculations, reports and spreadsheets.
  • Work with design teams in all aspects of a given project to develop detailed design documents for construction plans.
  • Conduct criteria research and design per the requirements of each project and various clients such as Departments of Transportation, Cities / Municipalities and private owners.
  • Prepare preliminary / concept studies and reports for corridor selection.
  • Participate in construction administration activities such as RFIs and meetings.
  • Assist in the preparation of engineering and construction cost estimates.
  • Occasional travel for project related tasks.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Preferred Qualifications/Skills


  • BS in Civil Engineering is required.
  • EIT certification preferred
  • At least one previous summer design internship on transportation, water, and/or land development projects is preferred.
  • At least a 3.0 GPA is required.
  • One previous summer internship experience with AutoCAD, Geopak and/or Microstation is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong time management and attention to detail.
  • A mindset and commitment to excel professionally.
  • Ability to multi-task and independently prioritize workload while adhering to company guidelines


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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