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

In the role of Deputy Project Manager, we’ll count on you to:

  • Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement: Work with and help coordinate multidisciplinary teams, including SMEa/Planning/Economics, to ensure an integrated approach to project completion. Engage with external stakeholders, including government bodies and community groups, to align project outcomes with regional needs.
  • Leadership Support: Support Project Team in the determination of priorities, resource requirements, and sequence for execution. Provide thought partnership to senior leadership, offering insights, recommendations, and data-driven perspectives to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Client Engagement Support: Build executive facing presentations and analyses as required by the Project Manager and Principal Client Leadership
  • Scenario Planning and Workshop Facilitation: Lead scenario planning exercises to anticipate future challenges and opportunities. Facilitate strategic workshops to align team efforts and foster innovative thinking.
  • Strategy Development: Oversee the development of strategic choices for the future of Urban Development Projects, taking inputs from several dozen Subject Matter Experts, and synthesizing the data into summarized, actionable insights from several internal analysis tools (e.g., SWOT analysis). Create the narrative required to sell transformational and or breakthrough ideas.
  • Research and Innovation: Keep atop emerging trends, best practices, and innovations as it relates to regional and urban development. Lead the efforts in identifying relevant trends and opportunities including their assessment and determination on if and how they can impact the planning process.
  • Performance Monitoring and Reporting: Monitor the progress of urban planning initiatives, ensuring they meet strategic objectives. Establish metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of Tasks within the project timeline. Report on project status, challenges, and achievements to senior management and client stakeholders.
  • Special Projects: Lead special projects and tasks that go well beyond the scope of the role if required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics or closely related field
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in project management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Extensive graphics and report document production experience
  • Experience with GIS
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • May require the ability to travel
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Economics or related field
  • Experience with MS Project



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.

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