On Site Engineer (Louisville, KY)

On-Site Engineer/ Representative - (178651)

 About UsAt 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.

On-Site Engineer 
HDR is currently looking for an On-Site Engineer/ Representative for a large data center that will be constructed in the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The individual will be employed by HDR Engineering, the prime design consultant and Engineer of Record. The position does not involve inspection or contractor management but serves as a liaison between the owner, design team, and general contractor regarding construction issues as they relate to design changes needed. The individual will facilitate information flow from the construction team to the design team and support the owner, contractor, project team, and others performing work on the project.

The individual will be working at the Jeffersonville, Indiana project site full time. Construction activities will begin June 2024.

The individual will be the single point of communication during the construction phase and must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • proficient in design and construction document management and revision control
  • able to determine if the work is proceeding in substantial conformity with the design plans
  • capable of providing design document review and coordination across multiple design disciplines
  • having experienced-based knowledge of specifications and when it is appropriate or necessary to elevate issues to the design team
  • having an understanding of the building, fire, mechanical, plumbing and electrical codes as well as seismic and sway (anchorage and bracing) requirements
  • possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate daily communication with the owner, design team, and contractor
  • the ability to work in the field to perform observation and other construction phase services safely and independently
  • flexible and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities of the owner




 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Technology, or a combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • Those without a Professional Engineer license will have the title 'On-Site Representative'
  • Demonstrated construction experience on multidisciplinary projects
  • Must have a fundamental understanding of contracts and familiarity with codes and laws governing construction
  • Must possess the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications and identify discrepancies or conflicts within documents
  • Experience with the RFI / Document control process is a requirement.
  • Work in a team environment
  • Experience with Autodesk (ACC) or similar document management tools
  • Must be computer literate, experience with Microsoft Office, Primavera, or related construction packages
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience on large vertical and building construction type projects of a similar nature is preferred
  • EIT/PE
  • Data center experience is preferred but not a requirement for this position
  • Previous construction experience with a consulting firm
  • Ability to interpret construction schedules
  • Able to problem solve and provide possible solutions to the engineering team and align with any construction changes


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-Kentucky-Louisville

Other Locations

 United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, United States-Indiana-Indianapolis, United States-Kentucky-Lexington


 Construction, Project Controls & Design/Build



Employee Status


BusinessClass Constr Eng Insp / Mntrng(CCC)

Job Posting

 Apr 2, 2024

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