HDR Bridge Section Lead in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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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 currently in need of a Bridge Section Lead for our Transportation Business Group in The Dakotas. Primary duties will include serving in a lead technical role on bridge design projects. They will perform review/oversight of complex structural planning analysis and design for all structural aspects of a large-scale transportation project. Typical projects may include bridge (steel plate girder prestress concrete segmental and cable) box culvert and interchange design for highway and railway projects. They must be comfortable being viewed as a technical expert in engineering analysis and design and have a proven background of technical leadership on these types of projects. They will perform as a technical specialist or project manager on mid-size projects and supervise more junior engineers in the performance of engineering tasks. They will lead plan and organize the work of a large staff of professionals and technicians and make decisions and recommendations which are authoritative and may have a far reaching impact on the projects activities. This individual is required to exhibit excellent communication skills an ability to work collaboratively with team members and clients and have a demonstrated expertise in managing several complex tasks simultaneously. They will also be responsible for implementing QA/QC procedures.

Keywords: Sr. Bridge/Lead Engineer


Required Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering required.

  • MS in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis preferred.

  • South Dakota PE license or ability to quickly obtain required.

  • SE preferred.

  • 15 years of bridge/structural design experience required.

  • Must have proven hands on experience in all aspects of bridge design projects.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, AutoCAD, and Microstation required.

  • Experience using structural analysis programs and bridge design software required.

  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills communication skills and an ability to work with various teams.

  • Project management is a must.

  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to work in a team environment are essential.

  • 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.

Job: *Highway Road

Title: Bridge Section Lead

Location: South Dakota-Sioux Falls

Requisition ID: 146221

Other Locations: United States-North Dakota-Fargo, United States-South Dakota-Rapid City