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Project Manager, Renewable Energy

Rosemont, IL 

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.

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

Our ideal candidate brings a strong background in power consulting, with experience in renewable energy. The position will work with the power generation and renewable practice leads to provide engineering support across all service lines and client asset types.

With a focus on renewable energy projects, this position provides consulting and project management support, develops client relationships, and provides strategic thinking in future directions for our clients and programs. This includes identifying market changes and anticipating their impacts to the business, pre-proposal visitations and supporting proposal preparation, and giving presentations. The position will also provide the ability to understand and leverage the skill sets of HDR subject matter experts to execute projects that are awarded.

Serves as a Project Manager for renewable energy and other projects, as assigned.
Possesses and maintains an understanding of how clients perceive their technical problems and can package HDR expertise as solutions to these problems. In turn, supports marketing (client development) leadership in crafting client capture plan strategies.
Provides hands-on mentoring and team participation to create a bridge between technical resources and client requirements.
Works with client development leadership to prioritize business development efforts.
Identifies and develops opportunities to expand services to clients.
Champions a quality culture, especially within production teams.
Supports risk management activities for contract reviews and project deliverables – direct interface with legal department and business group leadership required.
Supports technical messaging at professional organizations and industry events by delivering presentations on HDR’s unique capabilities in the industry.

The successful candidate will be expected to perform non-routine tasks on multiple projects simultaneously; contribute to researching and writing concise technical documents; assist with diverse projects; and innovate and follow through to completion of all assigned and delegated tasks. This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as complete tasks within tight deadlines. Applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, effective communicators, and team players with a strong focus on quality and client service.



Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Master of Business Administration is preferred

5 + years of power industry experience, with renewable energy experience preferred
Professional Engineering License preferred
Prior consulting experience and knowledge of project financing and financial analysis is preferred


Excellent writing and verbal communication skills for a broad range of audiences
Strong conceptual, organizational, analytical, problem solving and research abilities
Ability to support multiple complex and time sensitive projects effectively
Identify and resolve issues effectively and efficiently
Recognize and understand big picture concepts while recognizing details that are important
Fostering collaborative team attitudes
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to work under and meet tight deadlines
Ability to interact with design and construction teams in a positive and proactive manner
Ability to support business development and client delivery


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.



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Posted October 13, 2021

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