Principal Project Manager
Irvine, CA 
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

The primary duties of the Principal Project Manager include planning, directing and monitoring all aspects of large multi-discipline programs, projects or medium sized projects with high degree of technical complexity, typically in excess of $20 million fee and involving a large program/project staff. May be involved with the production and coordination of several programs/projects concurrently. Establishes client relations and is involved with marketing, contractual, design and production meetings. Position will also include alternative delivery opportunities directing and coordinating with multiple consultants, contractors and agencies and will help to establish the sequencing of projects from proposals to completion. Conducts schematic, design development and contract document work sessions at project sites in conjunction with Project staff, appropriate technical professionals and other disciplines. Is responsiblethe overall delivery of large programs/projects andcoordinates staffing and workload for delivery of the program/ project.Works with clients and is likely to be co-located with program/project teams. Works appropriate internal management for project reviews. Responsible for implementing QA/QC procedures. Responsible for execution of training for personnel as established by strategic plans. Typically supervises large program/project staffs and acts as mentor for less experienced project managers and technical staff. Maintains professional engineering registration. Keyword(s): Senior Transportation Program; Project; Design Build Manager, Design Build, Engineering, Alternative Delivery, Senior Project Manager; #154537; Principal Project Manager. *LI-MR1


Required Qualifications

BS in a related engineering discipline.

PE required.

15+ years Transportation project management/design engineering experience.

Previous experience in being the Project Director or Program Manager on projects in excess of 500M in construction cost.

Must have previous experience in Design/Build projects, preferably in the Design Manager role.

Must have specific experience with Highways and Bridges.

Extensive knowledge and practice of project and program management procedures is a must. Candidate should have excellent marketing and business development skills in addition to contacts/relationships in the Transportation Engineering marketplace. The successful candidate needs to be willing and able to relocate to execute significant projects across the country.

Demonstrated business development and strategic planning skills preferred. Good communication, leadership, planning and mentoring skills. An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

Master Degree in Engineering



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-California-Irvine
Industry: Bridges
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Bridges and Structures
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
15+ years
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