Civil Engineer V

Jun 27 2024
City and County of Honolulu |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

$74,124.00 – $93,840.00/Year

Job Type:     Full-Time Temporary
Location:     1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Department:     Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Apply Before:     Continuous


The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, is responsible for the design and construction of Hawaii’s largest infrastructure project and the nation’s first fully-automated rail transit system.  Considerable work is in progress to extend the system past the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and into downtown Honolulu, representing an 18.9 mile automated fixed-guideway rail system with 19 stations. It is an exciting time to be at HART, as the first segment of the rail system recently opened to the public.  


This position is a key member of the engineering team whose purpose is to assure that the scope, schedule and budget for the assigned project are met at acceptable risk, quality, safety and security levels. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the position works with other senior engineers to conduct oversight and project management in the design and construction of one or more aspects of an assigned project. Participation in a variety of complex projects, where responsibility for supervision or coordination is pronounced, with a substantial degree of engineering judgment, will be experienced.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare scope of work, specifications, and other technical requirements, for the procurement of design and construction services, on a project with diverse technical disciplines.
  • Perform value engineering, alternative analyses, and other studies to optimize the project and the notification of critical project decisions.
  • Interpret and analyze technical information, including construction documents, third party agreements, design specifications, cost estimates, and reports.
  • Ensure compliance with project requirements, including federal, state, and local building codes and regulations.
  • Present reports to internal and external stakeholders to facilitate decisions on technical matters, change orders, procurement, and other related topics.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Education obtained outside of the United States must be comparable to a degree earned at a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Possess current State of Hawaii registration as a professional Civil Engineer. Applicants with a current out-of-state professional civil engineer license must obtain their State of Hawaii license prior to employment.
  • At least five years of non-registered professional civil engineering experience, which includes project management and design and construction involvement, in one or more aspects of a project.



This position is entitled to a comprehensive benefits package as provided by the City and County of Honolulu, including:


  • Vacation: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Sick Leave: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Holidays: 13 days a year; 14 days during an election year.
  • Training and Development: Computer, career, and personal enhancement courses are offered; curriculum designed for employee, supervisory, and management development.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Care: Various health plans are available. Premiums are subsidized by the City and deductible from pre-tax income for participants of the Premium Conversion Plan (PCP).
  • Group Life Insurance: No cost for eligible employees.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Invest in your future…choose to defer part of your pre-tax income for retirement.
  • Retirement Plan: The Employee Retirement System (ERS) of the State of Hawaii administers retirement benefits for State and County employees. Employee contribution required.
  • Commuter Choice Pre-Tax Benefits: Employees may designate certain transportation expenses (TheBus, LOTMA, Vanpool Hawaii, etc.) as pre-tax item.
  • Parking: Some job locations offer parking on-site; others may have access to parking at low monthly rates.
  • Direct Deposit: Direct deposit of paychecks to designated financial institution is available.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential, professional counseling and resource referral.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program: A federal program forgiving the balance of federal student loans for individuals working in public service.


All benefits as stated above, are subject to eligibility requirements and to legislative and/or negotiated changes. Individuals are responsible for any related fees or charges that may apply.


Schedule and Location:

The work of this position is conducted in the HART offices (no telecommuting allowed) during typical 8-hour shifts.