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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The role of the Chief Engineer provides vision and leadership to the delivery of Dam, Levee and Civil Works projects produced in their respective operating areas. There is a long tradition in the Civil Works industry of the “Engineer of Record” and a Chief Engineer being in responsible charge of major flood control, dam or levee design. Within HDR, upfront risk review and input is provided at the Business Class level up through and including PARR. While many of the BC leadership also have active project roles, it is the HDR Operational Areas that are responsible for delivery of the Civil Works projects. Establishing and Recognizing Centers of Expertise in Colorado and N. California and installing respective Chief Engineers enhances HDR risk management and places a responsible engineer in charge of completing the risk management process that began with the reviews required by the MOA. The position also creates an attractive role to attract additional key talent into HDR or promote motivated existing employees into a leadership position.
General ResponsibilitiesAs a team leader, the chief engineer works with other managerial staff to ensure project completion in an efficient manner. He/she oversees each phase of project delivery cycle so that the team meets company specifications, industry standard of care and complies with federal and state regulations.Specific duties of the chief engineer include:
The Chief Engineers will play an integral role in the overall success of the Area’s project delivery cycle.
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.