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HNTB Corporation: Building today’s U.S. infrastructure


The women of HNTB are planning, designing, and engineering our nation’s infrastructure. Whether leading complex projects or honed in on a specific task, they’re an integral part of creating a better world.

HNTB’s culture is defined by integrity, technical excellence, and providing quality work on time and on budget to its clients’ satisfaction. The firm is committed to diversity in hiring within its organization and partnering in its work with local minority-owned enterprises, disadvantaged business enterprises, and woman-owned business enterprise partners. A key example of this commitment is the Partner Program, a national program sponsored by HNTB to assist in the development of DBE/WBE/SBE firms.

About HNTB

In 1914, HNTB Corporation began as a small bridge design partnership, and ever since it has built a legacy that would help shape and reshape the world in which we live. Today, HNTB is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program and construction management.

Across the country, HNTB has built a reputation as trusted consultant to public agencies, toll authorities, and the financial community. HNTB’s contributions can be seen among the largest, most iconic and complex bridges, highways, airports, public buildings and public works projects across the country. Today it is the No. 1 consultant to state departments of transportation, and HNTB serves as the general engineering consultant to more U.S. toll agencies than any other firm.

HNTB Values

HNTB’s culture is defined by integrity, technical excellence, and providing quality work on time and on budget to clients’ satisfaction. The ideals and values that guided HNTB more than 100 years ago still hold true today. Below are the necessary characteristics of HNTB leaders; they are characteristics that they wish for all employees to exhibit.

  • Technical Excellence: Excellent knowledge of the job and professional expertise, understands the requirements of chosen field. Stays current. Produces quality work.
  • Success Oriented: Persistent, willing to give extra effort and initiative. Understands what drives success, uncovering what is really important to success in any situation. Does not confuse activity with results.
  • Personal Accountability: Can be counted on; accomplishes things in a timely manner and on a consistent basis. Follows through on commitments. Able to answer for self and others. Does not pass the buck or make excuses.
  • Positive: Constructively looks for ways to meet objectives. Approach begins with the desired outcome as a given. Has “can do” enthusiasm toward assignments and challenges and confidence in others.
  • Proactive: Recognizes that by planning ahead they can be in the best position to influence the outcome. They do not hesitate to engage to solve problems.
  • Collaborative: Carefully considers who needs to be involved in situational analysis, effective decision making, implementation planning and reassessments for purposes of getting the best outcome and development of the people.
  • Persuasive: Articulate, confident, clear and convincing in individual and group discussions and public presentations.
  • Open: Flexible, adapts and seeks input, new ideas and learning. Develops creative, imaginative solutions. 
  • Empathy: Sensitivity to others views, needs and situations. An ability to know what other people want.
  • Listens Well: Seeks to understand others through open dialogue, is susceptible to others’ input and suggestions, and is patient.
  • Develops Others: Builds teams. Has a sincere interest in others’ careers; creates growth opportunities. Not arrogant. People feel “in” on things. Has loyal relationships at all levels.
  • Trusted: Honest, ethical, candid and fair. Acts at all times with integrity and explicitly avoids deception, duplicity or degrading behavior.
  • Self-Awareness: Knows their own strengths and weaknesses and how they come across to others. Is mindful of their personal impact.
  • Courage: Takes responsibility for their decisions and actions. Has the candor to be frank, honest and sincere with others while keeping the words free from bias, prejudice or malice.
  • Loyalty: Understands a leader earns loyalty by having integrity, being fair, firm and objective and treating others appropriately. There is loyalty to the organization and to the individuals themselves.
  • Judgment: Able to assess people and situations, to accurately form opinions based on information, experience and inference. Makes effective decisions and follows through on them.
  • Vision: Able to determine the right things to do, sound strategic orientation, providing break-through ideas that position the firm for success now and in the future, and enlisting others by drawing on shared aspirations.


For more information about HNTB, visit their website at www.hntb.com.



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