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Senior Program Manager

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Senior Program Manager

Senior Program Manager

About Us
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary role of the Senior Program Manager will be to advance the planning, design and construction interests of clients and/or agencies through the delivery of transportation projects. This position will be involved with directing and coordinating with multiple consultants, contractors and agencies and will help to establish the sequencing of projects from inception and planning through design, construction and completion. This position is considered a leadership role and will involve the management of projects, development of staff and client relationship building.

This position also provides oversight of the design and quality assurance processes. Plans guidelines and performance specs for bidding. Identifies emerging technologies needed to best serve the interest of the client and project. Oversight of the development, maintenance, and delivery of technologies and services to clients. This position will provide direction and be involved with community and public outreach activities related to the development of projects. This position develops and implements the company’s technology, standards, project delivery practices, facilities, equipment, tools, and associated training programs for the successful execution of all work associated with projects.

Other Responsibilities

– Serve as client manager and/or Senior Project Manager on designated strategic projects
– Builds area technical expertise and production capacity through recruitment and training.
– Lead, supervise and direct project teams.
– Participate and engage technical experts in support of client development and project pursuits.
– Participate and encourage involvement in industry organizations and functions including presentations and publications.


Keywords: program manager, program management, civil engineering, PE, highway, rail, transit, grade separation


– BS in civil engineering or a related engineering discipline. PE required. California PE is preferred.
– 20 years of highway, rail, or grade separation project management experience is required.
– Demonstrated business development and strategic planning skills. Good communication, leadership, planning and mentoring skills.
– An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver’s license and compliance with our vehicle policy.

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