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Transit Construction Project Manager

HDR, Inc. Seattle, WA

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

HDR is seeking a Transit Construction Project Manager in the Seattle, WA area to lead construction management services on a number of urban rail transit projects. Projects may include elevated guideway, tunnels, depressed sections, at-grade sections, passenger stations, transit systems, building systems, and related civil works.


Primary duties include developing and implementing construction management plans for complex rail transit projects. This includes reviewing design and construction documents, administering construction contracts, and leading quality control, inspection, and observation services. These Resident Engineers will schedule and manage the work of construction engineering, inspection, and administrative staff, working in close coordination with agency staff. Other desired skills include schedule analysis, cost estimating, value engineering, constructability reviews, change order negotiations, document control, resolution of design concerns (with designers-of-record), and problem-solving.  The candidate will be required to meet with contractors regularly to plan and coordinate construction work, communicate with municipalities, utilities and other stakeholders, resolve construction-related issues, monitor labor law compliance and construction safety, and oversee contract administration, system testing, safety certification, and system start-up.




Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Construction Management required
  • Construction Management certification (CCM) and/or Professional Engineer registration preferred, but not required
  • Transit and/or heavy construction project experience required
  • 15+ years of relevant, increasingly responsible experience required
  • A collaborative attitude and commitment to being an active participant in our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  •  PE

  •  Ability to interpret construction schedules

    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 144398
    Located In Seattle, WA
    SOC Category 00-0000.00