Transit Planning Practice Leader
Vienna, VA 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

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?

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HDR is currently looking for a companywide Transit Planning Practice Leader to complement our growing Transportation Planning Business Class and Transit Market Sector. HDR is one of the premier transit firms in the industry and known globally for delivering custom solutions to challenging projects. From starter streetcar lines and light rail extensions to bus rapid transit centers and complete commuter rail networks, we have the experience to identify and implement the right transit system. And with every project we produce, we build on our superior reputation for technical excellence. We also help our clients maximize value by enhancing transit corridors with smart and sustainable features. It's all done in concert with our tailored approach to planning that precisely answers each client's vision and goals.

In the role of Transit Planning Practice Leader, we'll count on you to:

  • Take responsibility for companywide development, coordination, monitoring and improvement of technical competencies of transit planning staff and products to meet client needs and market drivers
  • Collaborate with Transit Planning Practice Group members to elevate our transit planning practice and develop staff involved with policy, systems planning, corridor planning and development, operations and safety, funding, and associated aspects of all transit modes (paratransit, fixed route, demand response, express bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, intercity passenger rail, etc.)
  • Work with other practice leaders to develop transformative ideas that will enable clients to take advantage of emerging transportation trends (automated-connected-electric-shared vehicles, micro-transit, micro-mobility, big data, etc.) and future-proof investments; and also allow HDR to maintain thought leadership position in the industry.
  • Actively drive open communication with the Practice Group members regarding current/projected production needs; and collaborate with areas to influence staffing and expertise levels
  • Identify market opportunities in close coordination with Area Business Development Leaders and develop winning pursuit strategies. Also assist with local and national pursuits.
  • Identify industry talent and work with Area and Corporate leadership to attract and retain staff
  • Oversee delivery of project services and deliverables to meet client expectations
  • Maintain standards for quality and consistency of service brand
  • Maintain qualification packages and staff skills matrix that can be readily utilized for project pursuits. Assist with the development of marketing materials including proposals.
  • Lead workshare communications that result in technical excellence and enhanced utilizations
  • Advocate for professional development of staff and development of production tools: best practices, technical policies and procedures, papers and presentations, Professional Associates credentialing, recognition of technical achievement, practice group activities, and automation tools
  • Serve as a project manager for major transit projects and leverage HDR's global expertise to deliver quality work on time, while meeting or exceeding client expectations
  • Develop client relationships in close coordination with Area Business Development Leaders and local transit planning staff
  • Represent HDR at state and national level professional organizations
  • Act as role model of our values and code of conduct, as well as professional/ethical/business standards expected by specific clients and required by licensing/credentialing entities
  • Perform other duties as needed
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a Professional, Architecture, Engineering or closely related field
  • 10 years 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 regional 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: $161,623 - $272,870 ; Colorado: $161,623 - $230,890 ; Hawaii: $154,277 - $220,395 ; Maryland: $154,277 - $220,395; Montana: $132,270 - $188,910 ; Nevada: $146,930 - $209,900; New York: $183,663 - $262,375; Ohio: $146,930 - $209,900; Washington: $139,584 - $241,385; British Columbia: $143,546 - $205,065.

At HDR, the health and safety of our employees is of the upmost importance. In accordance with local safety, health, and environmental legislation, HDR is committed to developing, maintaining, and enforcing proactive safe work policies, procedures, and standards.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and other applicable legislation, we are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities. Candidates with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process by contacting our Human Resources team.

HDR is a certified Living Wage Employer in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Vienna
Other Locations: United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, United States-Texas-Round Rock, United States-North Carolina-Charlotte, United States-Washington-Bellevue, United States-Alabama-Mobile, United States-Maryland-Baltimore, United States-Montana-Missoula, United States-District of Columbia-Washington DC, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-California-Irvine, United States-Florida-Tallahassee, Canada-Ontario-Toronto, United States-California-San Francisco, United States-South Carolina-Charleston, Canada-Ontario-Richmond Hill, United States-Florida-Orlando, United States-Alaska-Anchorage, United States-Florida-Miami Lakes, United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis, United States-Washington-Seattle, United States-Indiana-Indianapolis, United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh, United States-Nevada-Las Vegas, United States-Washington-Spokane, United States-California-San Diego, United States-Michigan-Lansing, United States-Michigan-Grand Rapids, United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Louisiana-Metairie, United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-New York-New York, United States-Arkansas-Little Rock, United States-Utah-Salt Lake City, United States-Washington-Olympia, United States-Washington-Vancouver, United States-Louisiana-Lafayette, United States-Hawaii-Honolulu, United States-Michigan-Detroit, United States-Arizona-Phoenix, United States-Washington-Everett, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-Illinois-Rosemont, United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-Virginia-Richmond, United States-Florida-Jacksonville, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-Idaho-Boise, United States-North Carolina-Raleigh, United States-Ohio-Cleveland, Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver, United States-Florida-Tampa, United States-Texas-San Antonio, United States-West Virginia-Charleston, United States-Ohio-Columbus
Industry: Transit
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transportation Planning
Job Posting: May 16, 2024

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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