Transit Market Section Manager
Rosemont, IL  / Chicago, IL 
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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.

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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.

HDR is seeking a Transit Market Section Manager to help expand our service offering and market growth in Illinois and Indiana markets.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Transit Market Section Manager is expected to grow the transit practice through effective business development strategies involving identification of viable pursuits, and development of effective capture strategies to win those pursuits through strategic teaming, client engagement, project staffing, mobilization of key resources, and innovative delivery approaches. The individual will be the face of HDR to the Illinois/Indiana Transit industry and is expected to develop, recruit and assist with management of staff involved in the planning and design of transit infrastructure and services for bus, commuter rail, intercity rail, LRT, streetcar and other transit initiatives. This individual will also participate in the advancement of regional, national and global HDR transit initiatives as his or her skillsets and experience can add value. Additional duties will include:

  • Coordination of the HDR regional transit agenda and priorities of national transit/transportation leadership and area operations management to drive growth of the transit market sector in the Illinois/Indiana area.

  • Client management activities to ensure client satisfaction. Promotes and conducts branding of HDR to the industry and client community, and serves as the face of HDR to executive management, board members and project management staff of clients.

  • Knowledge of and experience with transit studies, planning, NEPA and/or design of multi-discipline projects and projects with high degree of technical complexity, typically in excess of $5 million.

  • Effective project management and task management skills. Serves as a project director or project manager for key transit projects, or contributes in a support role as appropriate.

  • Works on select key projects and provides technical expertise to direct tasks, provide quality control reviews, and oversight as needed.

  • Establish/foster teaming relationships with other consulting firms, and collaborate with alternative delivery staff to form relationships with contractors.

  • Works with Business/Accounting Manager, Project Controller or Company Controller and management as needed for reviews, goals, project accounting, etc.

  • Participates in ensuring adherence to Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures on transit projects.

  • Successful Project Delivery.

  • Works with HDR counterparts to develop strategies for: key hires, project pursuits, team growth, area growth and profitability, employee engagement and satisfaction.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Administration, Finance/Accounting or related area. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of cumulative relevant private and/or public sector experience in transit planning, operations, projects and programs.

  • Skilled in transit planning and/or design.

  • Strong team leader, consensus builder, and team player skilled in technical writing and public presentation.

  • Experience developing winning teams, championing pursuits and preparing proposals.

  • Experience in preparing transportation plans, corridor plans, transit studies and similar plans/reports; preferably for state/local governments or agencies.

  • Requires extensive public participation, agency coordination, planning, and programming experience.

  • Well-developed analytical, organizational, time management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with NEPA and FTA New Starts/Small Starts requirements.

  • Have a positive attitude and ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and personnel.

  • Professional registration such as AICP, PE, PMP a plus.

  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must


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.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Rosemont
Other Locations: United States-Illinois-Chicago
Industry: Highway + Road
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Highways
Job Posting: Dec 22, 2020

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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