Bridge Project Manager
Lafayette, LA  / New Orleans, LA  / Metairie, LA 
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Job Description

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

  • Master's degree in Structural Engineering
  • Minimum 7 years of bridge design experience
  • Minimum 2 years of project management experience
  • Louisiana PE
  • 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

  • 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: Jun 9, 2023

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 7 years
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