Civil Engineering Team Leader - Renewable Energy
Charlotte, NC  / Columbia, SC  / Greenville, SC 
Posted 7 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 looking for a Civil Engineering Team Manager to join our South Atlantic Area Resources Group's Renewables team. The preferred location for this position is in either HDR's Charlotte-NC or Raleigh-NC office, with consideration also given to HDR's Charleston-SC, Columbia-SC, Atlanta-GA, and Greenville-SC locations. This individual will be expected to be a senior leader and mentor staff within our Renewables team, which supports utility-scale solar projects throughout the Southeast. They would also collaborate with civil engineers in HDR's Power Delivery and Power Generation sections as well as our Building Engineering Services business group. They will be responsible for coordinating with a civil engineering design staff supporting the Renewables and Power Generation program, including mentoring, staff development, forecasting, scheduling, quality control, and fostering a team environment. In addition to staff management responsibilities, the Civil Engineering Team Manager will also function as a technical lead on site development projects, coordinate with other disciplines across HDR, lead the development of construction drawings/specifications, support engineering calculations, and lead the review of shop drawings during construction. They will be directly involved with external clients as well as internal project managers, market sector leads, business group managers, and other leaders throughout HDR. They will be expected to help implement, monitor, and support company policies. On a day-to-day basis they will also be expected to:

* Build team technical expertise and design production capacity through recruitment, staff development and training

* Lead and mentor civil engineering staff

* Participate in leadership for technical service functions and support the development of HDR services in site civil planning and design

* Prepare proposals including scope development and estimating hours/fee

* Travel regionally/nationally as-needed



Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline

  • PE license

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in site development and civil design; this must include experience in site layout (ordinance review and vehicle turning movements), grading, storm drainage, stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control

  • Renewables and substation development permitting experience, including the ability to research ordinance and regulatory requirements, develop plans within local permitting requirements, coordinate with permitting review agencies, and successfully obtain all site development permits required to commence construction

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and planning skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment

  • Ability to manage, lead and mentor other team members

  • Strong operating knowledge of Civil 3D

  • Strong knowledge of modeling software such as Hydraflow Storm Sewers, Hydraflow Hydrographs, HydroCAD, Bentley StormCAD, etc.

  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Local candidates are preferred


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-North Carolina-Charlotte
Other Locations: United States-South Carolina-Columbia, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-South Carolina-Greenville, United States-South Carolina-Charleston, United States-North Carolina-Raleigh
Industry: Power
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Power Generation
Job Posting: Sep 15, 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
6+ years
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