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Project Manager/ Resident Engineer

HDR, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

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

The primary duties of the Project Manager/Resident Engineer are to assist in pursuing projects with various public agencies and once contracts are under way to technically and administratively represent a project owner throughout construction on a variety of public and quasi-public infrastructure projects. Responsibilities include managing in-house and sub-consultant (testing, surveying and other technical service providers) contracts and staff and perform as point person for construction contract oversight. Additional responsibilities include business development activities with clients and industry meeting, assisting with the growth of the CCC Southern California program and general marketing of HDR services to existing and potential clients and teaming partners. Working with general supervision and support from senior HDR staff, this person will supervise and direct the activities of the field team and maintain healthy relationships with the client and all oversight organizations. The position requires a fundamental understanding of public and private contracts, familiarity with codes and laws governing construction, and strong technical skills directly applicable to the type of construction underway. Responsibilities also include reviewing and observing all construction contractor activities, documenting construction, managing the construction budget, initiating change proposals for design team review and approval, estimating cost of changes, negotiating costs with contractor, recommending acceptance to owner and writing and issuing field change orders, managing compliance with applicable permits, laws, & oversight agencies, and managing construction disputes & claims. The Project Manager/ Resident Engineer will work on projects that may include rail grade separations and highway interchanges.
Keyword(s): Resident Engineer, Project Manager, Construction Engineer, Field Engineer



Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Construction Technology. California P.E. license is required. 10+ years experience conducting and documenting construction observation. 5+ years experience as resident engineer and/or project manager on infrastructure construction projects. Caltrans Experience, either direct or as a consultant is required. Experience with MS Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and MS Project, Other scheduling software a plus. Must possess the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications and identify discrepancies or conflicts within documents. Experience supervising direct reports and managing a team of people, supervisor training a plus.


This position requires a valid drivers license and compliance with HDRs vehicle policy.


This position is subject to a pre-employment drug test and drug and alcohol testing during the course of your employment based upon HDRs Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.



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.   

Job Details

Date Posted June 28, 2017
Date Closes June 28, 2018
Requisition 144817
Located In Los angeles, CA
SOC Category 00-0000.00