Project Manager - Ports & Maritime
Jacksonville, FL  / Fort Lauderdale, FL  / Miami Lakes, FL 
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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

HDR is looking for a Project Manager to join our Ports and Maritime group and team of experts. This position may be based in Jacksonville, FL (preferred) or also Tampa, Miami, or Fort Lauderdale. This individual will have a technical engineering focus and lead teams in designing, as the lead engineer, small to large projects (construction values typically range from $500K to $100M) with a primary focus on marine structural, geotechnical, and general civil design elements of projects. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

* technical leadership, in a production role, on projects ranging from limited complexity and scope to those including complex features and multiple disciplines amongst multiple partnering firm team members

* project management, inclusive of negotiating scopes and fees, managing budgets and resources, and producing deliverables on schedule

* client development, in serving as a client direct point of contact as a project primary technical lead or as a project or task manager

* technical duties will include developing overall design approach and basis for design, reviewing project documents for conformity and quality assurance, developing computational techniques, improving design processes, mentoring junior staff, and assisting upper level management and staff as a senior technical specialist and/or advisor

Other responsibilities will include assisting with proposal writing, including developing scopes of work and supporting schedule and fee estimates, preparing opinions of cost, developing written technical reports, implementing company objectives, periodically participating in and providing input for strategic planning, supporting business development initiatives, and bettering the program through development of best practices. Active participation in technical organization(s) and/or publication of technical industry articles will be an expectation of this role.

The Project Manager must have direct experience in the design and construction of heavy industrial, deep water ports and maritime related projects, as well as in performing construction observation and administration. They must exhibit exceptional writing skills, as strong oral and written communications skills will be required for interaction between peers, interfacing with clients, and in managing other design and production staff. They will also be called upon to represent the group in communications and conferences pertaining to engineering assignments or project details and approaches.



Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or related Engineering discipline

10+ years structural engineering experience as it relates to design in a marine environment

PE License

Experience in self-performing design calculations, modeling, and preparing written reports

Ability to design and detail in steel, concrete, masonry and timber

Requires understanding of complex soil-structure interaction mechanics, inclusive of gravity analysis and lateral analysis

Previous experience with an architectural/engineering or engineering consulting firm

Current knowledge of linear, non-linear, large displacement, high end structural analysis and soil-structure interaction analysis and design software is mandatory; Necessary design software examples include: SAP 2000, GROUP, LPILE, CWALSHT, and PY-Wall[DW1]

Knowledge and ability to use AutoCAD and Microsoft Office software is also required.

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

Preferred Requirements

Master's degree in Engineering; Structural emphasis preferred

12+ years of experience involving similar work described above

Experience including performing advanced structural analysis, design calculations, and detailing of steel, concrete, and timber structures, including finite element modeling of staged construction and nonlinear foundations; advanced understanding of soil mechanics and soil/structure interaction; capability for determining lateral force resisting systems design for wind/earthquake events; and performance of mooring and berthing analyses

Experience using DeepEX software is preferred but not required

Local candidates are preferred


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-Florida-Jacksonville
Other Locations: United States-Florida-Fort Lauderdale, United States-Florida-Miami Lakes, United States-Florida-Tampa
Industry: Maritime/Ports
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Maritime (BC)
Job Posting: Jun 3, 2020

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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