Georgia Rail/Transit Market Sector Leader
Atlanta, GA 
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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.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR has an opportunity for a strategic-minded transit and rail leader motivated by great projects, highly technical teams, and a global platform to tap into an organization with crystal clear strategic plans leading to 2022.
Specifically, this individual will be an integral part of the senior leadership team and will be responsible to develop business, manage and deliver projects, develop staff, and respond to client needs. This is a seller/doer position and requires an individual with a strong character of self-motivation, nimble technical capability, and team leadership.
The primary duty of the GA Transit and Rail Market Sector Lead includes responsibility for partnering with regional management to develop and execute transit and rail market strategies in Georgia. Specific duties include market opportunity assessment, client management, technical and marketing team coordination, staff growth and development, program and project management, and improvement of technical competencies of market sector staff to meet client needs and market drivers.
Additional duties include:
  • Strategic Project and Program Leadership - This position will provide leadership on multi-discipline projects and programs across various market sectors and geographic areas. Strategic projects are anticipated to include programmatic assistance of large capital programs, traditional project execution and delivery as well as alternative delivery. Additional duties include senior technical support, quality oversight, best practice development, project leadership, and principal-level program/project management.
  • Strategic Planning and Program Growth - This position will lead and drive program growth for the transit and freight rail market sectors as well as play an integral role in leading strategic growth across the region. Additional duties include supporting internal and external client relationships, recruiting and staff development, and major pursuit coordination. This position also encompasses supporting capture planning efforts, pre-proposal visitations, proposal preparation coordination with technical and marketing staff, presentations and negotiations.
Keyword(s): #; Transportation, transit engineering, transit planning, civil engineer, rail engineer, rail planning, Manager, Director, Leader

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, planning or similar related degrees.
  • Minimum of 15 years in leading transit engineering and planning services for major transportation infrastructure development.
  • Experience with major capital programs from planning through design and construction for private, federal, state and local clients.
  • Deep client relationships with transit and rail agencies, or other private entities, and proven track record of success in this area.
  • Experienced in development and management of strategic marketing programs for the transportation industry.
  • Experienced in development and management of a wide range of client relationships and specific program and/or project pursuits.
  • Proven success managing and mentoring staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to HDR values and an attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Actively engaged in professional or industry associations.
  • Strong relationships with MARTA


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-Georgia-Atlanta
Industry: Transit
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transit Engineering
Job Posting: Feb 17, 2021

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.

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