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Transit Facilities Design Manager Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Transit Facilities Design Manager


Posted: 2/12/2024 - Expires: 5/12/2024

Job ID: 269751280


Job Description

About Us

HDR is a leader in the transit industry and we are working on the largest, most complex and exciting projects across the globe. The Transit Market Sector at HDR is a broad and diverse practice that spans a large variety of project types including LRT, BRT, subway, metro and heavy rail. We work with our clients across the project life-cycle including planning, preliminary design, detail design, construction oversight and program management.

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HDR is seeking a Transit Facilities Design Manager to lead transit facility-focused projects. We are looking for individuals with Transportation or Industrial project experience with a background in leading multi-disciplinary design teams. The primary responsibilities include the project management and design oversight of all transit facilities - vehicle and transit maintenance facilities, transit stations and centers, bus terminals and interchanges. The projects will range from master plans, feasibility studies, preliminary design to detailed design and construction administration. This role requires active participation and occasionally leading key transit facility pursuits and proposal preparation. The candidate is expected to have a strong foundation in the transit industry, knowledge of client programs and experience managing multi-disciplinary project deliverables.


Manage all concept and design aspects of vehicle and transit maintenance facilities for small to medium and large, routine projects.
Independently coordinate the work of professional staff and balance the team throughout the entire project's development.
Will manage other maintenance facility design staff and resources within the office as well as occasionally around HDR's Building Engineering Services network of professionals. This individual oversees, reviews, and approves all phases of projects from start to finish and leads cross-functional teams across multiple time zones at a high level of facility conceptualization and design.
Participate in reviews and concept/design meetings with various clients and architects
Conduct work sessions for design development
Coordinate workload through the entire project development for completing documents on schedule
Track the financial aspects of projects, and coordinate and adjust the work effort with the team to ensure that the work is completed within the parameters of the agreed-upon schedule
Serve as the primary manager of the production team when requested by the overall Project Manager.
Facility programming, report writing, site master planning, developing specifications and construction documents.
Selection, coordination and layout of various aspects of design (vehicle maintenance equipment, site flow, etc.).
Vendor relations
Submittal, shop drawing, and RFI review
Conduct construction field observations
Other design / engineering tasks as assigned


Required Qualifications:

Academic / Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Construction Management, or Engineering (Master's Degree preferred)
12 years' experience in a design or engineering project management role


Power user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project)
Working knowledge of Revit and AutoCAD

Preferred Skills:

Strong public speaking / presentation skills
Advanced leadership and mentoring ability
Advanced client relationship building skills


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-Michigan-Ann Arbor
Other Locations: United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, United States-Ohio-Columbus, United States-Indiana-Indianapolis, United States-Ohio-Cleveland

Industry: Transit
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

BusinessClass: OM Facilities Design
Job Posting: Feb 2, 2024

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

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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