Health Principal
Philadelphia, PA 
Posted 17 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.

HDR's Philadelphia Architecture studio is in search of a Health Principal to join our growing practice and word-class health expertise.

For nearly 60 years, HDR has delivered award-winning integrated healthcare planning and design for some of the world's foremost medical centers and health systems. Ranking as the #1 Healthcare Design firm 23 times by Modern Healthcare, our clients know we understand their mission and business. Using evidence-based design methodologies, we fully integrate clinical, operational, and facility planning that supports an organization's strategic objectives by design.

Our global healthcare practice provides our clients and communities with creative design solutions that improve the health and human condition of those they serve. Join HDR and help make great things possible.

The primary responsibility of the Health Principal is to grow and develop the health architecture practice in the greater Philadelphia area. The successful candidate will focus on developing new business relationships and opportunities with health organizations in the local and the regional market.

Business Development, Marketing and Practice Growth:

  • Develop new business opportunities for the health architecture practice.
  • Lead HDR's marketing efforts to win new business, including proposal strategy and writing and interview presentations.
  • Develop annual BD/marketing plan.
  • Bring energy, excitement and fun to thriving practice.
  • Collaboration with our other health care architecture leaders.

Client Management and Project Delivery Responsibilities:

  • Lead architectural projects of varying sizes.
  • Direct design team and collaborates with other project leadership.
  • Enjoy working directly with clients.
  • Oversee the design team's performance.
  • Collaborate with PM to ensure project profitability.
  • Ensure firm's project delivery processes are met.
  • Help keep our staff sharp, trained and effective.



  • Licensed Design Professional preferred.
  • 10+ years of healthcare experience required.
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ready for excitement and fun within a dynamic design culture of an employee owned firm.
  • Advanced credentialing desired (e.g. ACHA, LEED, EDAC, etc.)


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-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Industry: Architecture
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Healthcare ARC
Job Posting: Jan 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 Experience
10+ years
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