Senior Transit Engineer
Washington, DC  / Baltimore, MD  / Vienna, VA 
Posted 8 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 is seeking a Senior Transit Engineer to manage, pursue, and support the design and/or planning of public transportation projects. The individual in this position will lead and support multi-disciplinary transit projects that may include Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail, Streetcar, Commuter Rail, or transit support faccilities.

In the role of Senior Transit Engineer, we'll count on you to:

  • Take responsibility for the entire design process from the Proposal through preparation of the plans, specifications and estimate of a moderate to large transit project or projects
  • Plan, direct and monitor all aspects of large multidiscipline projects or medium-sized projects with high degree of technical complexity, typically in excess of $5 million and involving a large project staff
  • Produce and coordinate several projects concurrently
  • Support and lead project pursuits, prepare proposals, scopes and fee estimates.
  • Establish client relations and be involved with marketing, contractual, design and production meetings
  • Conduct schematic, design development and contract document work sessions at project sites in conjunction with Project Managers, appropriate technical professionals and other disciplines
  • Coordinate staffing and workload through entire project development to complete documents on schedule
  • Work with the Business/Accounting Manager, Project Controller or Company Controller and Department Manager or Managing Principal for project reviews
  • Implement QA/QC procedures
  • Execute training for personnel as established by strategic plans
  • Supervise large project staffs and act as mentor for less-experienced Project Managers
  • Maintain professional engineering registration
  • Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • 10+ years experience
  • PE
  • MS Office and MS Project experience is required
  • Demonstrated business development and strategic planning skills
  • Good communication, leadership, planning and mentoring skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and personnel
  • Experience with designing transit facilities such as stations, parks and rides, transit centers, and operations and maintenance facilities.
  • Solid business development skills with history of winning projects as the proposed project manager or task lead
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to clients
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Preference given to local candidates


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-District of Columbia-Washington DC
Other Locations: United States-Virginia-Glen Allen, United States-Virginia-Vienna, United States-Maryland-Baltimore, United States-Virginia-Roanoke, United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach, United States-Maryland-Fulton
Industry: Transit
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transit Engineering
Job Posting: Nov 4, 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
10+ years
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