Bridge Project Manager (Multiple Locations)

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

In the role of Bridge Project Manager, we'll count on you to:

Plan and manage all aspects of small to medium single-discipline engineering projects or large, routine projects

Foster and develop client relationships for yourself and your staff

Independently coordinate work of engineers and balance planning team throughout entire project’s development

Establish client relations and be involved with marketing, contractual, design and production meetings

Track financial aspects of projects and coordinate or adjust work effort with team to ensure that work is completed within parameters of agreed-to schedule

Collaborate with peers and team members to create a cohesive practice

Perform complex structural planning, analysis and design for all structural aspects of transportation projects to ensure completion of documents on schedule

Work on projects that typically include bridge (steel plate girder, prestress concrete, segmental and cable-stayed), box culvert, and interchange design for highway and railway projects

Select standard bridge engineering/design procedures, develop structural details using specialized structural design and analysis software, and perform structural load calculations and assist with geometric layout and quantity development

Review, assign work and/or check design calculations, estimates, and specifications produced by junior engineers and EITs

Mentor younger staff and support continued development

Perform other duties as needed


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Minimum 7 years of bridge design experience

Minimum 2 years of project management experience


Proven hands-on experience in all aspects of bridge design, preservation/rehab and inspection projects

Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and MicroStation

Experience using structural analysis programs and bridge design software

Demonstrated leadership skills, communication skills and ability to work with various teams

Project management skills including project scheduling

Strong communication skills and willing to work in a team environment

Must be comfortable being viewed as a technical expert in engineering analysis and design and have proven background of technical leadership on these types of projects

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

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Engineering

PMP certification

Familiarity with engineering software packages such as: LPile, SAP2000, CSiBridge,

CTBridge, MS Project

FHWA/NBIS Bridge Inspection Certification

Movable Bridge Design Experience


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-Louisiana-Lafayette

Other Locations: United States-Louisiana, United States-Louisiana-Baton Rouge, United States-Louisiana-Metairie

Industry: Bridges

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

BusinessClass: Bridges and Structures

Job Posting: Sep 21, 2023

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