Utility Engineering Team Lead


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 currently has an opening for a Utility Engineering Team Lead/Section Manager in our Austin, San Antonio, Round Rock or Dallas, TX office.

Primary Responsibilities



Provides technical leadership and oversight for utility design projects.



Assigns tasks and provides guidance to junior team members, and coordinates QC reviews for work performed by junior level engineers and/or designers.



Makes decisions on significant design and engineering procedures as well as

     decisions on technical direction on projects as needed or requested.

  •  Conduct schematic, design development and contract document work sessions    at project site in conjunction with all disciplines.

  •  Design and review utility relocation plans ensuring UAR compliance and       according to assigned alignment.

  •  Work with client and utility owners to ensure project schedules are met and are   in compliance with federal state and local laws and regulations. 



Must thoroughly understand and implement the HDR Quality Management

      Systems (QMS) requirements, processes, and procedures.



Responsible for quality control reviews of projects from other teams on an as needed basis.



Coordinates and communicates with project managers, client managers, local operations leaders, and technical leaders, both locally and in other offices



Supports technical aspects of proposals or other marketing efforts as needed



Works independently and may direct, mentor, train, and/or supervise efforts of less experienced EIT's and/or Designers.



Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.

  • PE Required.

  • 5+ years of related experience required.

  • Proficient in Microstation and/or knowledgeable of AutoCAD.

  • Experience in utility relocation, roadway, or drainage design.

  • Strong communications, scheduling and presentations skills.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with TxDOT specifications 

  • Experience with identifying and resolving utility conflicts in the most feasible and time sensitive manner.



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. 


: United States-Texas-Austin

: United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Texas-Round Rock, United States-Texas-San Antonio

: Highway + Road

: Full-time

: Regular

BusinessClass: Highways

: Jul 6, 2020

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