Transit Project Manager
Nashville, TN  / Memphis, TN 
Posted 1 month 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

HDR is seeking a Transit Project Manager in the KY/TN/AK area to manage, pursue, and support the design and/or planning of public transportation projects. The individual in this position will lead and support multi-disciplinary transit projects that may include Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail, Streetcar, Commuter Rail, or transit support facilities.

  • The individual in this position will be a member of the HDR Transit Market Sector team and will prepare and direct the work of others to complete planning studies, reports, conceptual engineering, and final design documents.
  • Experience or ability to conduct extensive agency coordination, planning and programming, working with multi-discipline teams are a must.
  • The person in this position will support and lead project pursuits; and prepare proposals, scopes, and fees.
  • The successful candidate will have experience working with a variety of disciplines and project types.
  • They will be responsible to coordinate project staffing and workload management on transit projects.
  • They also will implement QC/QA procedures and be responsible for the overall quality of project deliverables.

This person has responsibility for successful project delivery as it relates to schedule and budget. Also, they are responsible for representing client's interests in a competent and professional manner to public officials, citizen groups, and other necessary stakeholders. Responsible for tasks assigned from concept, through to execution and delivery.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Planning, or related field
  • 10 years related or equivalent experience including project management experience
  • 5 years of relevant transit experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Understand the principles of transit planning/design
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineering License (PE)
  • PE in Tennessee or ability to obtain within six months
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and personnel
  • Experience with designing transit facilities such as stations, parks and rides, transit centers, and operations and maintenance facilities.
  • Solid business development skills with history of winning projects as the proposed project manager or task lead
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to clients
  • Demonstrated presentation skills


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-Tennessee-Nashville
Other Locations: United States-Tennessee-Memphis
Industry: Transit
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transportation Planning
Job Posting: Mar 11, 2022

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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