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Transmission & Distribution Line Section Manager

Company: HDR
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: March 16, 2023

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 looking for that next great employee owner who is looking to take their career to next level by leading our growing Transmission & Distribution team in Ann Arbor, MI.

Primary Responsibilities:

As the Transmission & Distribution Line Section Manager, you are responsible for the operations and growth of the T&D section including staff growth, staff development, technical leadership, project management, quality control, strategic planning, marketing support and coordination with other disciplines.

Specific activities include:

  • Supervise a team of APM's, Project Engineers, EITs and designers to provide oversight over workload, quality, utilization, team morale, training, and performing annual performance reviews of team members.
  • Manage the growth of the section, including recruiting and hiring staff and developing and implementing business development and marketing plans, in coordination with Area and Practice leadership.
  • Ensure that all work is planned, organized, controlled and evaluated through a pro-active project management system and be responsible for monitoring and supporting company policies.
  • Coordinate with Area leadership to promote and ensure the work performed in the section meets the corporate and area Quality Management System (QMS) requirements and that a culture of quality is maintained in the section.
  • Manage utilizations in the section to meet the operating goals of the Practice. Complete timely reporting to Area and Practice leadership as required.
  • Maintain up to date and accurate workload and utilization forecasting per direction from leadership. Coordinate with Area marketing and client development leaders to facilitate pursuing and winning new business.
  • Coordinate with Area leadership and Section Managers to support work-sharing efforts.
  • Perform Project Reviews for project managers.
  • Administer performance reviews and staff evaluations of direct reports.
  • Monitor and manage staff morale in the section and provide leadership to promote a positive work environment.
  • Responsible for understanding the Area safety policies and procedures and ensuring that they are understood and followed, in close coordination with the Office Safety Coordinator.
  • Perform client management, project management and/or technical support activities.
  • Encourage and participate in business and community activities as representative of HDR. #LI-BS1


    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Architectural preferred).
    • PE license required.
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience which includes the design, project execution and project management of transmission line projects.
    • Prior experience in the management and development of multi-discipline teams is desired.
    • Strong communication and listening skills a must.
    • Must have the ability to handle multiple assignments.
    • Good leadership, communication and organizational skills are essential.
    • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must. Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience and client relationships in Michigan considered a strong advantage.
      • Track record of working cooperatively with diverse teams; regional, department, and technical managers; and project staff preferred.
      • Experience with transmission line, distribution line, and associated strategic services aspects (i.e., routing, permitting, public involvement, right of way acquisition) of projects with strong technical experience in design preferred.
      • Distribution line design experience a plus.
      • Experience working with Renewables developers and/or the interconnection of Renewables a plus.

        Why HDR

        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.

Keywords: HDR, Ann Arbor , Transmission & Distribution Line Section Manager, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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