Senior Construction Engineer
Columbia, SC 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

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.

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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 looking for a Senior Construction Engineer to join our Transportation Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) team in the Columbia, SC area. The individual will be assisting with oversight of a large project inspection team involving earthwork, storm drainage, asphalt pavement, concrete pavement, and structures for conformance to plans and specifications. The individual will assist the Project Manager with preparing correspondence, reviewing submittals and schedules, calculations and computations, and contract documentation duties. Work may include other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Minimumf of 10 years of experience in construction engineering and inspection for transportation projects, managing transportation construction projects, and/or progressive levels of managment experience working for a transportation agency required

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field of study is required

Must have considerable knowledge of materials, construction methods, and equipment used in highway and bridge construction

Must have considerable knowledge of mathematical functions and experience using SiteManager software

Must have skills in the use of computers and Excel spreadsheets

Must have the ability to read, interpret, and explain such things as construction plans, contract provisions, and specifications

Must have the ability to take notes and prepare or review reports, good communicative ability and the ability to instruct other employees in proper work methods

Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Work requires travel to meetings, site visits, and inspections

Must be licensed to operate motor vehicles in accordance with applicable state law

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

Preferred Qualifications

Local candidates are preferred

SCDOT certifications, other DOT certifications or the ability to get is preferred but not a requirement for this position


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-South Carolina-Columbia
Industry: Construction & Design/Build
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Constr Eng Insp / Mntrng(CCC)
Job Posting: Oct 13, 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.

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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