Water/Wastewater Project Manager
Portland, OR 
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.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will be tasked with planning, directing and monitoring all aspects of mid-sized and large water and/or wastewater infrastructure projects.

  • Responsible for leading engineering/process design, project coordination, determining and writing engineering specifications, planning work, establishing appropriate design methods, report preparation and coordination, equipment sizing and selection and working directly with the owners and clients.
  • Establish client relations and be involved with leading marketing, contractual, design and production meetings.
  • Conduct schematic, design development and contract document work sessions at project sites in conjunction with appropriate technical professionals and other disciplines,and be responsible for coordinating staffing/workload through the entire project's development to complete documents on schedule and within budget.
  • Involved with the production and coordination of several projects concurrently.
  • Work with Business/Accounting Managers, Project Coordinators and the Area Manager and Managing Principal for project reviews.
  • Responsible for implementing QA/QC procedures, and for the execution of training for personnel as established by strategic plans and objectives.
  • Mentor local project staff that are less experienced Project Managers to help develop their professional growth. Be active in the recruitment and hiring.
  • Serve as client manager for several strategic clients within the Oregon region
  • Perform other duties as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Civil, Structural, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Oregon PE required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience designing, creating, and managing plans/specifications for water and wastewater treatment or water and sewer pipeline and pump station projects required.
  • Proven project leadership, project management (staffing, schedule and budget) and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong business development and strategic planning skills.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, MS Office, MS Project required.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • PMP certification


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-Oregon-Portland
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Water Supply Management
Job Posting: Feb 20, 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
7+ years
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