Senior Resident Engineer
New York, NY 
Posted 1 month 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 has an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Resident Engineer to join our expanding Construction Services team in NY.

The Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Senior Resident Engineer are:

Reporting to an HDR Project Executive or Sr. Project Manager, the Sr. Resident Engineer will be responsible to Administer assigned construction contracts:

  • Manage a staff of construction inspectors, office engineers and administrative staff
  • Ensure work is performed in accordance with the contract documents and code requirements
  • Ensure work is performed safely, on time and within budget
  • Coordinate work with facility operations and other stakeholders
  • Perform value engineering and constructability reviews
  • Review contractor's requests for additional compensation
  • Prepare change order documentation and negotiate fair and reasonable settlements
  • Chairs Project Progress meetings and distributes Meeting Minutes.
  • Prepare and update project schedules, and monthly progress, budget, and schedule management reports
  • Ensure contract payments reflect accurate quantities and are made in a timely manner
  • Ensure contracts are closed out in a timely manner and all required permits to occupy/use are obtained

Keyword(s): Senior Resident Engineer, Resident Engineer



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Construction Science or closely related field
  • 15 years progressive experience on multi-disciplinary transportation related construction projects, for public agencies such as NYCDDC, NYSDOT, NYCDOT, PANYNJ, NJ Transit, NJ Highway Authority, etc.
  • P.E. License or ability to obtain in New York and New Jersey
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must be computer literate, experience with construction management software packages and Microsoft Office, Prolog, Primavera, etc
  • Must have strong oral/written communication and people skills and the ability to interact with the design team and other stakeholders
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must


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 in NY is $127,225.00 - $181,750.00 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Industry: Construction, Project Controls & Design/Build
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Constr Eng Insp / Mntrng(CCC)
Job Posting: Jan 12, 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
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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