• Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates is a top-tier, multi-disciplined engineering firm with a demonstrated history of success for the past 29 years (and counting!) Just ask Engineering News-Record who named us to its ranking of "Top 500 Design Firms in the Nation" for our continued rapid growth and success. Our achievements can be contributed to multiple facets, but above all we are successful because of our motivated employees who strive to make every day count. For this exact reason, we strongly believe in fostering teamwork, rewarding ambition, and providing opportunities for professional advancement.


We are actively seeking a highly-motivated Business Development Associate in Pittsburgh, PA office with an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to thrive in a rapidly-growing, fast-paced, diverse environment. The Business Development Associate will support the success of Hillis-Carnes by individual actions and oversight of various activities that will result in building relationships with new and existing clients. The actions could include client development through market research, client meetings and digital marketing; improving market position, tracking and obtaining proposal/bid opportunities, tracking proposal output, interfacing with operations managers, assisting with proposal preparation


  • Develop and maintain an understanding of company services and differentiators
  • Develop and maintain a market understanding, identifying viable business opportunities and potential relationships
  • Build new relationships; nurture existing relationships
  • Facilitate introductions of potential clients to members of the firm
  • Evaluate, pursue and follow up on leads
  • Track leads and opportunities, as well as relationship engagement
  • Participate and/or direct proposal responses; work with the project team on content and delivery, if needed
  • Participate in firm-wide activities and programs, such as CRM/Quality Contacts
  • Attend industry networking events and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while successfully managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to continuously meet deadlines, independently or as part of a project team.
  • Ability to work extended hours, as needed.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe programs; standard office equipment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent
  • Minimum two or more years of related business development experience
  • One year+ in the A/E/C consulting industry or related professional services field
  • Experience in the Geotechnical Engineering and/or construction testing and inspection fields a plus


We are proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer an appealing benefit package. A few of these perks include: 100% Employer-Paid Benefits (Long-Term Disability, Basic Life & Employee Assistance Program), Health (W/ Health Savings Account Option), Disability, 401k w/ Company Match, Generous Compensation for Employee-Referrals, Tuition Reimbursement and many more!

Need another reason to join in on the success? We offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in which employees are given shares in the company and the more successful the company is, the more valuable the shares become.

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