Senior Water Resources Project Manager
Austin, TX  / Round Rock, TX  / San Antonio, TX 
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.

Primary Responsibilities

Our team focuses on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and design for flood mitigation, water quality, erosion mitigation, stream restoration, dams and reservoirs, and transportation drainage projects with opportunities to work on all project phases from program management to master planning, design, and construction. In the role of Senior Water Resources Project Manager, we'll count on you to:

  • Perform project and task-level management, leading and directing technical staff, as well as hands-on project engineering for all phases on a wide variety of water resource projects.
  • Manage/lead/develop H&H modeling including 1D/2D/3D hydraulic models to support planning and design of a wide range of flood, erosion mitigation, and water quality projects including stream rehabilitation and restoration, complex culverts and bridges, dam spillways and other hydraulic structures, storm water collection systems, and stormwater control measures (SCMs).
  • Manage/lead/develop engineering design including plans, specifications, cost estimates, and contract documents for a diverse variety of water resources infrastructure.
  • Manage/lead/perform water resources master planning studies including multi-objective watershed-wide flood, erosion, and/or water quality master plans.
  • Manage/lead/perform Flood early warning and emergency response projects including Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWS) and predictive flood modeling, flood damage assessments, and other emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
  • Manage/lead Dam safety/dam remediation studies and design including dam assessments, breach analyses, potential failure mode analyses and risk assessments, hydraulic capacity analyses and improvements design, and emergency action plans and tabletop exercises.
  • Lead/develop preparation of technical and non-technical reports and presentations including visualization of data.
  • Assist with business development activities including client relations, marketing pursuits, and project proposals.
  • Identify flood mitigation grant funding project opportunities and provide technical support for application processes.
  • Perform other duties as needed.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required
  • PE in State of Texas or ability to obtain reciprocity within 6 months, required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in water resources/stormwater engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience required
  • Proficient in 1D/2D hydrologic and hydraulic modeling including HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software suite, GIS and/or AutoCAD, GEO-HMS/RAS
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and good internal review processes
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the Dallas Region is preferred
  • Master of Science in civil engineering, hydrology or related field
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil3D, InfoWorks software suite, XP-SWMM, StormCAD, Flow-3D, and/or Microstation
  • Certified Floodplain Manager
  • Experience in Program Management skills (GIS/data management, scheduling, project controls)


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-Texas-Austin
Other Locations: United States-Texas-Round Rock, United States-Texas-San Antonio
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Stormwater / Wet Weather
Job Posting: Mar 22, 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
10+ years
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