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Design Principal

HDR, Inc. Minneapolis, MN

Job Description



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.

Primary Responsibilities

We are currently searching for a Design Principal for our Minneapolis design studio. Must be capable of developing highly innovative, creative, integrated and effective design solutions. Must also have an established design reputation evident through design awards, publications, education or other venues, and positive client references. Ability to guide initial design concepts and ideas from pursuit and selection through successful project completion on multiple projects. Capable of meeting design excellence goals while meeting management goals and project budgets. Must have the proven initiative to teach and train other designers and interdisciplinary AE project teams in the essentials of design excellence and in the critical tenets of HDR's Design Philosophy. Effective in mentoring and developing junior design staff, challenging, inspiring and/or motivating others to join in the constant pursuit of design excellence.


Will be a key design leader at HDR who must have the vision and attitude to lead design efforts from multiple offices, while effectively partnering with office management, project management, and AEP discipline leaders on all efforts. Must be capable of identifying, attracting and retaining key design staff, and will be responsible for targeting and developing strategies for hiring senior and junior design talent. Must be active in local, national or international professional design related organizations.





Required Qualifications

Bachelors or Master's Degree in Architecture.

15+ years experience functioning as a lead designer on a variety of project scales and complexities.

Maintains professional architectural registration.

LEED certification.

Experience in healthcare, higher education, science + technology or civic related projects.

Proven track record of winning project pursuits and maintaining strong client relationships.

Knowledge and experience within the local and regional market.

Experience and/or interest in integrating sustainable building design.

Excellent leadership and mentoring skills.

Excellent writing and communication skills.

Must be capable of leading a team and making client presentations.

Ability to collaborate and integrate with existing team.

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


Why HDRAt 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.  

Job Details

Date Posted June 28, 2017
Date Closes June 28, 2018
Requisition 145057
Located In Minneapolis, MN
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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