Managing Principal

HDR - Arlington, VA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $80,000 - $110,000 a year
Managing Principal - (155806)

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in architecture, engineering, 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. We are a 10,000 plus employee-owned firm with 200 plus offices worldwide.

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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.

We are currently searching for a strong, local, design professional to take on the opportunity to lead our Mid-Atlantic Area (VA, D.C. and MD) Architecture Practice out of our Arlington Office as Managing Principal. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who desires to lead an established architectural practice for an internationally recognized firm. The primary responsibility of the Managing Principal is for strategic vision, leadership, inspiration, quality assurance, and profitability to ensure the annual plan is implemented. This individual will increase the awareness of HDR’s architectural practice in the Mid-Atlantic Area market while contributing to the reputation of the firm domestically and internationally. Our Arlington Office is one of HDR’s legacy Architecture practices that delivers remarkable projects to clients in the Area, and worldwide.

The Managing Principal role at HDR is one where a collaborative attitude is necessary and expected. While you will be focused on the success of the Arlington and Richmond offices, you will be required to work closely with other Managing Principals in your region and across the firm to ensure sound business practices and bring the highest level of service and quality to our clients.

To achieve success, the Managing Principal will work directly with the business development group to develop relationships with target clients and pursue new projects in Arlington, Richmond as well as the Mid-Atlantic Area. The pursuit of new work will be in a collaborative manner with local designers, technical leaders, and national experts as required. This individual will oversee and direct the activities of personnel within the office including implementing annual plans, marketing strategies, public relations, project planning, financial planning and management, staff planning and oversight and other related matters. This position will be responsible for establishing local office policies / procedures and adherence to corporate policies, project contract financial fee and budget information in conjunction with Marketing and Project Management, and establishment and/or maintenance of quality control processes and procedures. The Managing Principal may be required to lead and manage teams on projects.

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Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering or closely related field.
15+ years of experience working in an architectural practice. Previous management experience preferred.
Professional registration required.
Stronger consideration will be given to candidates with Federal, Healthcare, Higher Education, Science + Technology and/or Civic project experience.
Preference will be given to individuals with strong ties and connections in the local market.
Strong leadership, project management and organizational skills are required.
Must be capable of leading a team and making client presentations.
Service and client related personality.
Strong communication and listening skills.
Ability to handle multiple assignments.
Ability to travel.
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.


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-Virginia-Arlington
Industry: Architecture
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: General Architecture
Job Posting: Sep 23, 2019