Coastal Engineer / Project Manager
Mahwah, NJ  / Syracuse, NY  / New York, NY 
Posted 6 days ago
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

HDR has an excellent opportunity to join our strong and growing water resources market sector. The position will be based in one of our NY/NJ area offices.

We are seeking qualified PE's with strong project management, numerical modeling experience and the ability to execute projects and help expand our coastal services practice in NY/NJ area and the East coast of the U.S. Candidates should have project management background especially with managing federal projects. Also, technical background in coastal and maritime engineering projects is required. Responsibilities will include managing federal projects, serving as coastal engineering technical lead, mentoring junior staff, development and implementation of business strategies for growth of our coastal services practice locally and along the East Coast; leading and supporting pursuit teams nationwide, and preparing proposals including project scope and fee estimates.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan and manage all aspects of multi-discipline federal projects
  • Establish client relations and is involved with marketing, contractual, design and production meetings.
  • Track the financial aspects of the projects and coordinates and adjusts the work effort with the team to ensure that the work is completed within the parameters of the agreed to scope, schedule and budget.
  • Promoting and helping to expand the coastal services and staff in NY/NJ area water resources market sector and potentially on the East Coast.
  • Coordination, monitoring, and improvement of technical competencies of section staff and products to meet client needs and market drivers, all within direction and goals of business class plans for the East Coast.
  • Participate in business class practice and professional discipline groups, project teams and activities to continually improve standards and best practices and implement effective quality assurance and quality control reviews.
  • Candidate must be able to travel within NY/NJ and nationally as needed


Keywords: Coastal, Resiliancy, Restoration, Flood Protection, Water


Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Civil, Coastal, Ocean Engineering, or similar disciplines.
  • New York and/or New Jersey Professional Engineering License or ability to obtain in 6-month period.
  • 5+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of project management experience, with 2 years working in the federal market (working experience with US Army Corps of Engineers, is desired).
  • 4+ years of relevant coastal engineering experience (i.e. consulting, numerical modeling of coastal processes, research, etc.).
  • Experience preparing technical reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with wave growth and transformation, coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics.
  • Ability to work both independently and in group environments.
  • An attitude and commitment to be an active participant of our employee-owned culture.


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.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success; which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. Typical starting pay range for this position is $108,000.00 - $186,625.00 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Mahwah
Other Locations: United States-New Jersey-Newark, United States-New York-New York, United States-New York-Syracuse, United States-New York-White Plains
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Coastal Engineering
Job Posting: Oct 7, 2022

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
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 6 years
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