Assistant Project Manager, Renewable Energy
Rosemont, IL  / Chicago, IL 
Posted 19 days 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.

Primary Responsibilities

Our ideal candidate brings a strong background in power consulting, with experience in renewable energy preferred. The position will work with Area operations, Power Sector leadership, and program leads for independent engineering, owner's engineering, project development and power design to drive consulting program development across all service lines and client asset types.

This position provides consulting and project management support, primarily in the Power Sector but will support other market sectors depending on the nature of the assignment. With a focus on clients, networking externally, and developing leads, the position will provide strategic thinking in future directions for our clients and programs. This includes identifying market changes and anticipating their impacts to the business, pre-proposal visitations and supporting proposal preparation with technical and marketing staff and giving presentations. The position will also provide the ability to understand and leverage the skill sets of HDR subject matter experts to execute projects that are awarded.

  • Possesses and maintains an understanding of how clients perceive their technical problems and can package HDR expertise as solutions to these problems. In turn, supports marketing (client development) leadership in crafting client capture plan strategies.
  • Provides hands-on mentoring and team participation to create a bridge between business class technical resources and client requirements - acts as the customizing advisor to "configure" HDR resources in a manner expected by specific clients.
  • Assistant Project Manager for IE/OE/design projects.
  • Works with client development leadership to prioritize business development efforts.
  • Identifies and develops opportunities to expand services to clients.
  • Champions a quality culture, especially within production teams.
  • Supports risk management activities for contract reviews and project deliverables - direct interface with legal department and business group leadership required.
  • Supports technical messaging at professional organizations and industry events by delivering presentations on HDR's unique capabilities in the industry.
  • Supports technical and advisory services leadership to identify and develop strategies for world-class services.

The successful candidate will be expected to perform non-routine tasks on multiple projects simultaneously; contribute to researching and writing concise technical documents; assist with diverse projects; and innovate and follow through to completion of all assigned and delegated tasks. This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as complete tasks within tight deadlines. Applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, effective communicators, and team players with a strong focus on quality and client service.



Required Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Bachelor's of Science in Engineering
  • Experience:
    • 5 + years of power industry experience, with renewable energy experience preferred.
  • Skills:
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills for a broad range of audiences
  • Strong conceptual, organizational, analytical, problem solving and research abilities
  • Ability to support multiple complex and time sensitive projects effectively
  • Identify and resolve issues effectively and efficiently
  • Recognize and understand big picture concepts while recognizing details that are important
  • Fostering collaborative team attitudes
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work under and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to interact with design and construction teams in a positive and proactive manner
  • Ability to support business development and client delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration is preferred
  • Prior consulting expereince and knowledge of project financing analysis is preferred


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: Power
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Power Generation
Job Posting: May 11, 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
5+ years
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