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Hawaii/Pacific Transportation Business Group Manager - (163758)

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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 Hawaii/Pacific Transportation Business Group Manager is responsible for the operations, P&L, and growth of HDR's transportation business within Hawaii and the Pacific Area.  Primary duties include:

​​   • Strategic planning and budgeting
​​   • Oversight of technical project delivery
​​   • Profitability
​​   • Quality control
​​   • Staff development and morale
​​   • Marketing support
​​   • Perform other duties as needed

This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to grow the business and diversify the client base.  The Transportation Business Group provides transit, highway/roadway. aviation, ports and harbors, structures, civil, traffic, real estate services, communications and public involvement, transportation planning, transit oriented development, environmental, and construction management services to public transportation agencies, federal transportation agencies and private transportation clients.

In addition, this leader may also serve as a Project Principal or a Project Manager on projects, be administratively responsible for the group's staff and technical service functions, and leading and coordinating services across service lines with other business groups within the area.  The group manager prepares annual revenue forecasts and budgets, monitors performance of the business group, and sells and wins projects that match the skill sets of the staff.  This leader will also hire, train, develop, mentor and manage technical transportation personnel and project teams.  Experience in the management and development of multi-discipline teams is required.  This position works cooperatively with Local, Regional, and National Directors and coordinates services with other business lines in the company.

Position is to be based in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Required Qualifications

​​   • BS in Civil Engineering, Planning or related field
​​   • Minimum 15 years of experience in transportation engineering or related field
​​   • Strong leadership and project management skills
​​   • Demonstrated P&L responsibility
​​   • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
​​   • Existing network of Hawaii/Pacific transportation clients
​​   • Success in initiating and managing growth
​​   • Proven ability to develop and nurture lasting relationships among clients and teaming partners

Preferred Qualifications
• State of Hawaii professional engineering registration (PE) or ability of obtain within six months of employment

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. 

​​Posted December 14, 2021