Transportation Practice Area Leader

Transportation Practice Area Leader

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) is an award winning, employee-owned civil engineering consulting firm with offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio & West Virginia.  Founded in 1962, HRG has been dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective design solutions to public and private sector clients in the municipal, water and wastewater, land development, transportation, water resources, geographic information systems (GIS), survey, environmental, construction phase, and financial services markets for over 50 years.


We are actively seeking an exceptional and influential leader who will continue to build and develop our Transportation Service Group through project leadership, strategy creation, quality control design and promoting relationship building.


As a client-focused top technical leader of our company-wide Transportation Service Group, the Transportation Practice Area Leader is responsible for the overall development and maintenance of HRG’s Transportation Quality Management Plan (QMP), serves as Project Manager on key complex, high-profile or sensitive projects and is an advisor to VPs/CTO/CFO/CEO. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Serving as primary technical resource to provide final approval on Transportation-related design concepts
  • Leading Quality Assurance actions to ensure the QMP meets or exceeds sound technical standards and standard of care practices
  • Supporting Quality Improvement by continuously evaluating the QMP
  • Mentoring junior and mid-level staff in the proper planning and execution of transportation engineering projects and in directing or conducting independent technical reviews of deliverable work product
  • Providing Quality Control advice and direction to Management
  • Serving as an advisor to Regional Vice President(s) in the analysis and repositioning of the Transportation Service Group’s workload
  • Monitoring the Transportation Service Group’s contract backlog and resources needed; providing recommendations to the Regional Vice President(s)
  • Providing leadership to assist management in project execution and staff development
  • Collaborating with Regional Vice President(s) in the establishment of regional revenue projections
  • Ensuring compliance with project budget approval
  • Ensuring the effective management of multiple projects within scope, budget and schedule expectations and quality standards on project deliverables
  • Serving as a senior technical advisor for Transportation projects
  • Working closely with clients to understand specific processes and develop strong relationships
  • Identifying and developing new business opportunities with new and existing clients and preparing effective technical proposals
  • Collaborating with the Marketing Manager in the development, execution and maintenance of the Transportation Service Group’s Marketing Plan
  • Ensuring accurate preparation of proposal estimates of time and expenses required to complete projects
  • Supporting and engaging in the preparation and presentation of technical papers
  • Representing HRG within professional societies, associations and committees





To support HRG and the Transportation Service Group effectively, the Transportation Practice Area Leader will be based in Harrisburg, PA or Pittsburgh, PA; requiring local and overnight travel as needed.

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering; M.S. preferred
  • Active Pennsylvania P.E. License
  • Minimum 10 years’ project experience related to Transportation Engineering; focusing on local & county governments and private industry
    • Additional project experience to include Highway, Rail and Bridge Engineering
    • Experience in Transportation Planning, desirable
  • Proven experience with the successful completion of transportation projects in Pennsylvania; Ohio and/or West Virginia experience helpful
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a supervisory or management position
    • Additional licensure in Ohio and/or West Virginia helpful but not required
  • Proven experience with project presentation and meeting facilitation
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Intermediate proficiency with Deltek Vision or other ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems
  • Excellent marketing, client relations, interpersonal, communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel to job sites, meetings, and regional offices as necessary; including overnight travel
  • Has the legal right to work in the U.S.



Why Consider a Career with HRG

  1. We value the commitment and dedication of our employee-owners, therefore HRG offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  2. As an employee-owned company, we all share in the current and future financial success of the company through the company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) 
  3.  Recipient of the 2015 Premier Award for Client Satisfaction by PSMJ Resources, Inc.®
  4.  Consistently named among the Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine for more than 10 years
  5.  Named one of the top 100 privately held companies in Central Pennsylvania by Central Penn Business Journal

Harrisburg or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


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