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At HDR, our employee-owners are fully engaged in creating a welcoming environment where each of us is valued and respected, a place where everyone is empowered to bring their authentic selves and novel ideas to work every day. As we work to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work and foster a sense of belonging throughout the company and within our communities, we constantly ask ourselves: What is our impact on the world?

Watch Our Story:' https://www.hdrinc.com/our-story'

Each and every role throughout our organization makes a difference in our ability to change the world for the better. Read further to learn how you could help make great things possible not only in your community, but around the world.


HDR is looking for a Value Engineer & Project Risk Management Lead. This position is a leadership position to lead the Value Engineering (VE) and Risk Management team and assist the Value Engineering/Risk Director in the development of strategic visions... and tactical plans, contemplate and participate in the hiring process, manage workshare and project assignments and provide direct project support in leading select VE workshops, cost and schedule risk management workshops or other related assignments nationwide. This role is a key management role and will work with other Business Groups, Market Sectors and Business Classes in supporting their client’s project needs. The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment is a must.

This position will also participate in business development activities by supporting or developing project proposals, staffing assignments, identification of sub-consultants and other duties as necessary. Involvement in all phases of project development is expected. This position requires travel to support select project pursuits and delivery nationally.

Keyword(s): Transportation, Value Engineering, Risk Management

Location and Travel

The geographic location of this position is within the USA or Canada. The average travel requirement is estimated at 50% with monthly variations between 25% and 75%.


The responsibilities of this role are split between leading the VE organization (work planning, hiring, etc.) to business development (strategic and tactical planning) to supporting technical delivery with various market sectors and business groups. However, as a ‘seller-doer’, this position will be actively engaged in project and program work with a steady-state utilization goal of at least 80% on billable project work after the initial year. The type of work will depend largely on the engagement, but most likely will be in the role of a facilitator of VE or Risk workshops along with quality or technical reviews utilizing the individual’s strengths and experiences. First 12-month utilization is anticipated to be 60%.

Preferred Qualifications

This position requires the following skills, attributes and experience:
• Certified Value Specialist (CVS) with a minimum of 5 years participating (VE Team Member, VE Assistant or VE Facilitator) on VE workshops for major infrastructure projects.

Other Desired Qualifications
• Desired - Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in transportation planning, civil engineering or similar engineering, or sciences-related degrees.
• Desired – PE License
• Desired – PMP certification
• Desired – RMP-PMI® certification
• Minimum of five (5) years in leading cost and schedule risk analysis (CSRA) workshops and/or value engineering services for major infrastructure projects.
• Maintained client relationships with public agencies or other private entities and have a track record of success in this arena.
• Experienced in development and management of strategic marketing programs.
• Experienced in development and management of a wide range of client relationships and specific program and/or project pursuits.
• Experienced with industry associations and maintains a visible profile in the transportation and other key markets.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with client managers, technical directors, business group directors and operations staff.
• Be willing to travel domestically up to 75% of their time.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in a Professional, Architecture, Engineering or closely related field
• A minimum of 10 years of experience in related field
• Maintains a professional or Engineering registration and has related technical experience
• Experienced in development and management of diverse teams
• Works cooperatively with other business class directors, operations managers, technical directors and marketing managers on business class efforts
• Committed to quality, improvement and HDR values
• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

What We Believe

HDR is our company. Together, we build on each other's life experiences and perspectives to make great things possible every day. This shapes our collaborative culture, encourages organizational trust and connects us closer to the clients and communities we serve.

Our Commitment

As employee owners, we all have a role in creating an inclusive environment where each of us is welcomed, valued, respected and empowered to bring our authentic selves to work every day.

Our eight Employee Network Groups (Asian Pacific, Black, Hispanic/Latino(a), LGBTQ+, People with Disabilities, Veterans, Women, Young Professionals) help create a sense of belonging and foster a supportive environment where everyone is empowered to engage and contribute. Each group has an executive sponsor and is open to all employees.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time away, parental leave, paid holidays, a retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonus and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position depends upon skills, experience, education and geographical location. (Stated benefits are for full-time regular positions. Temporary and part-time roles eligible for limited benefits.) California: $115,731 - $195,390; Washington: $99,950 - $172,845; British Columbia: $139,650- $199,500

Primary Location:

United States-Washington-Olympia

Other Locations:

United States-Texas-Round Rock, United States-North Carolina-Charlotte, United States-Florida-Doral, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Washington-Bellevue, United States-Missouri-Kansas City, United States-Florida-Miami, United States-California-Long Beach, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-Florida-Sarasota, United States-North Carolina-Wilmington, United States-Missouri-St Louis, United States-Arizona-Tucson, United States-Texas-Fort Worth, United States-Utah-Salt Lake City, United States-North Carolina-Winston-Salem, Canada-Alberta-Calgary, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Washington-Vancouver, United States-California-Irvine, United States-Florida-Tallahassee, Canada-Ontario-Toronto, United States-South Carolina-Rock Hill, United States-Arizona-Phoenix, United States-California-San Francisco, United States-Washington-Everett, United States-South Carolina-Charleston, United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-South Carolina-Columbia, Canada-Ontario-Richmond Hill, United States-Arizona-Scottsdale, United States-Florida-Jacksonville, United States-Florida-Orlando, United States-Texas-El Paso, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-Florida-Miami Lakes, United States-Texas-Corpus Christi, United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis, United States-North Carolina-Raleigh, United States-Washington-Seattle, Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver, United States-Florida-Tampa, United States-Texas-San Antonio, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Washington-Spokane, United States-California-San Diego


Highway + Road



Employee Status:



Advisory Services

Job Posting:

May 16, 2024
At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity. We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.hdrinc.com/equal-employment-opportunity-employer). We consider all qualified applicants, regardless of criminal histories, arrest and conviction records
Doral FL United States


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