Water/Wastewater Section Lead
Austin, TX  / Round Rock, TX 
Posted 28 days ago
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 is currently in need of a Water/Wastewater Section Lead to work as a member of our Water Business Group in Austin or Round Rock, TX.

The primary duties of the Water/Wastewater Section Lead are:

  • Under the supervision of the Area Operations Leader, provide leadership and team guidance for HDR's Water/Wastewater projects as well as collaborate with Project Managers and Client Account Managers to develop and deliver projects for clients.
  • Perform supervisory duties for the Water/Wastewater section staff including time/expense approvals, monitoring utilization, workload planning, annual performance conversations, and similar responsibilities.
  • In collaboration with Project Managers, manage the financial aspects of Water/Wastewater projects, and coordinate and adjust staffing to ensure the work is completed within the parameters of the agreed to schedule and budget.
  • Work closely with the Water/Wastewater Market Sector Lead, Project Managers, and Client Account Managers.
  • Provide overall project delivery excellence for Water/Wastewater projects executed by the Section.
  • Manage projects and provide engineering support on projects.
  • Work closely with the project engineers, engineers in training and CAD/GIS professionals to prepare planning level projects including reports, and other technical documents.
  • Work collaboratively with other design disciplines to provide integrated solutions and support business development opportunities.
  • Perform QA/QC of internal and external deliverables
  • Be responsible for identifying staff training needs or providing training as established by strategic plans and objectives.
  • Mentor Section and help develop their professional abilities.
  • Provide technical knowledge and support to the section, including engineering standards, Texas regulations, modeling best practices, and project management tools.
  • Develop and review scope and fee proposals
  • Recruit and retain project engineers, engineers in training, and CAD/GIS professionals
  • Perform other duties as needed.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil, Environmental, or related) required.
  • Texas PE
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in working on Water/Wastewater projects.
  • Project Engineering and Project Management experience.
  • Proven ability to lead technical efforts and collaborate with clients to develop new projects.
  • Strong oral, written communication, and listening skills including good leadership and organization skills.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and with a project team to complete tasks.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the Texas market is 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-Texas-Austin
Other Locations: United States-Texas-Round Rock
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Water Treatment
Job Posting: Jun 23, 2023

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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