Project Manager - Power

HDR - New York, NY3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
Project Manager - Power - (150628)

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

The primary duties of the Project Manager-Power are to develop, lead and navigate a portfolio of power projects and suite of consulting services to success within the unique setting of New York City and greater New York metropolitan area. The Project Manager will be responsible for both business development as well as project management and implementation of power projects including engineering and consulting for power generation, grid modernization, renewables, distributed generation, energy resiliency, cogeneration, and microgrids for various clients within and regional to New York City. The Project Manager will have knowledge of, and provide consulting regarding technical, contractual, financial, stakeholder and development process factors as they influence the viability of these types of projects. The Project Manager will establish and maintain strong client relationships and an in-depth understanding of clients’ business objectives as part of growing HDR’s dynamic Power practice in New York City and greater New York metropolitan area.

Specific duties include:
  • Leveraging prior New York metropolitan area experience and familiarity with project participants, processes and how to get things done in an urban setting, manage key/critical projects or programs including managing technical staff and sub-consultant teams to meet project needs and exceed client expectations.
  • Drives project development and management through effective facilitation among clients and project stakeholders (e.g. third parties, connecting utilities, regulatory agencies, public engagement).
  • Serves as the primary client liaison for project services and actively coordinates and manages client communications.
  • Develops strong relationships at key levels of the client organization to effectively establish HDR as a preferred provider of services.
  • Provides technical leadership and project management oversight to ensure projects are appropriately staffed and that quality programs are implemented effectively.
  • Works in a collaborative team environment with HDR operations, business group and market sector leadership to; align client expectations with HDR program services, participate in marketing and client development efforts, assist in growing the Power program, and build capabilities through recruitment and staff training.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and may direct, mentor, train, and/or supervise one or more staff.
Keyword(s): Project Manager, Power Generation, Distributed Generation, Renewables, Grid Modernization, Microgrid, Cogeneration job #150628, *LI-MP1



  • FE, PE License strongly preferred, PMP considered.
  • 5+ years of Power design experience preferred.
  • 8+ years of project management or consulting related experience in developing power projects strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and client relationships in New York City and greater New York metropolitan area preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and application of distributed energy resource solutions as well as associated consulting experience.
  • Excellent client management skills, marketing, and business development skills in addition to contacts/relationships with power clients.
  • Previous experience leading teams, managing staff, contracts and hiring staff for an engineering projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidate must be an entrepreneurial thinker with a willingness to operate in a dynamic urban consulting environment.
  • Preference is given to a New York, NY (local) candidate.

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-New York-New York
Other Locations: United States-New Jersey-Newark, United States-New Jersey-Mahwah, United States-New York-White Plains
Industry: Power
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Power Generation
Job Posting: Jan 2, 2019