Water/Wastewater Project Manager
Ann Arbor, MI  / Detroit, MI 
Posted 26 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 is currently in need of a Water/Wastewater Project Manager to work as a member of our Water Business Group in Michigan.

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary duty of the Water/Wastewater Project Manager is to market clients and independently create detailed designs, plans, specifications and estimates for pipelines, pump stations, treatment plants, tanks and other water and wastewater storage and conveyance systems.

  • Responsible for 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 owner.
  • Help establish new quality standards and value engineering solutions and conduct quality control reviews of completed designs.
  • As Project Manager, independently coordinates the work of engineers and the balance of the multi-discipline project team throughout the entire project development.
  • Establishes client relations and is involved with marketing and contract negotiations.
  • Leads client meetings and reviews with various governing agencies.
  • Conducts work sessions for design development and contract document in conjunction with other staff.
  • Coordinate workload through the entire project development to complete documents on schedule.
  • Track the financial aspects of the projects, and coordinates and adjusts the work effort with the team to ensure that the work is completed within the parameters of the agreed to schedule and budget.
  • Works with the Project Accountant and the Department Manager for project reviews and with company management on an as-needed basis.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering required
  • 7 years related experience
  • A minimum 2 years project management experience
  • PE license
  • MS Office and MS Project experience is required (Access experience would be plus)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong technical background and experience in designing treatment systems, water distribution systems, and wastewater collection systems and water resource related projects.
  • Proven project leadership, project management (staffing, schedule and budget) and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong business development and strategic planning skills.
  • Excellent team player with ability to function effectively in a variety of roles on integrated project teams.


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-Michigan-Ann Arbor
Other Locations: United States-Michigan-Detroit
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: WW Treatment and Effluent Mgmt
Job Posting: Jun 2, 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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