Chief Engineer

Job Locations US-NY-Hauppauge
Regular Full-Time
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Chief Engineer | Hauppauge, NY


VHB is seeking a Chief Engineer with 15+ years of experience to serve our client and project base in the New York Region. The successful candidate will be based in our Long Island office located in Hauppauge and will serve as a senior resource for the ongoing development, implementation, and monitoring of Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Risk Management processes and initiatives in collaboration with key leaders of VHB’s New York Region.



  • Help build and lead a multi-dimensional team of land development engineering professionals, including participation in recruitment and hiring of Land Development professionals
  • Lead a core group of active participants to promote communication and establish priorities and processes as needed to deliver consistent quality on all projects
  • Communicate and synthesize best practices through interaction with other regional and corporate QA/QC and Risk Management leaders
  • Consult with clients, project team members and stakeholders as a trusted adviser on design, technical and permitting issues
  • Provide technical and career guidance as a mentor to staff
  • Serve as Project Executive for large, complex projects as needed, providing coordination and communication between service lines
  • Assist with Resource Planning – get the right people on the right projects, facilitate work share with other offices/regions

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, independent thinker
  • Must exhibit a thorough understanding of engineering concepts and skills and a thorough understanding of local permitting processes
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Ability to work well in team-oriented structure


  • B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field of study
  • 15+ years of Civil Engineering design experience required
  • NY Professional Engineer (PE) license required
  • Recognized leader within the industry as demonstrated by participation and leadership in professional and industry associations and by general reputation in the market as demonstrated by positive and solid references

Our best estimate of the salary range for this position located in Hauppauge, NY is $155,000-$215,000. The final compensation will be based on a variety of factors such as individual qualifications, education, and experience.

Job Description Banner (June 2023) 

We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. 


Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us! 


VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.




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