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Henningson, Durham & Richardson, PC Transmission Line Engineering Manager in Billings, Montana


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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.

The Transmission Line Engineering Manager (EM) has broad technical knowledge and experience with design and construction of high voltage Transmission Line projects and programs up to 500kV. Leveraging that knowledge and experience, they are responsible for the technical oversight, mentorship, and direction of engineering teams executing either a portfolio of projects within a program or a mix of multiple individual projects for multiple clients. They work in close coordination with program managers, project managers, client managers, and/or project teams to execute the engineering and design components of projects. The EM is an experienced, competent engineer who understands the technical requirements of transmission line projects of any complexity and can lead, guide, and advise clients, programs, projects, and teams.

Specific duties include:

  • Partner with program managers and/or project managers to plan, direct, and monitor project teams executing all technical transmission line engineering aspects of projects within a program or for multiple clients.
  • Lead, support, and/or oversee the development and implementation of project execution plans and quality plans for programs or clients, including performing regular audits with action items for additional training as needed.
  • Ensure project teams have access to client and program technical standards and preferences and that project teams are adequately informed and trained on implementation of those standards.
  • Coordinate with program and project managers to advise and support clients on technical matters.
  • Monitor technical resources assigned to programs or projects and workload forecasts and coordinate with operations leadership in multiple offices to address staffing concerns.
  • Support the coordination and interface with Engineering Managers of other technical discipline leads within programs or on individual projects.
  • Mentor, train, and support Project Engineers in multiple offices on the technical aspect of scope, schedule, and budget, including proposal development, work breakdown structure development and implementation, progress assessment, risk assessment/mitigation, and change, quality, and schedule management.
  • Ability to lead multiple projects concurrently, utilizing teams in different locations.
  • In conjunction with program or project managers, responsible for overall quality and technical accuracy of design aspects of programs or projects.
  • In conjunction with program or project managers, support the technical aspects of pursuit or proposal processes.
  • May also assist with developing technical papers and/or presentations that showcase HDR's technical capabilities at industry conferences or other events.
  • Coordination and participation with internal development and implementation of design standards and best practices.
  • Participates in quality control or project reviews as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or related engineering degree.
  • PE license required.
  • 10 years of technical transmission line experience required.
  • Proven ability to lead, train, and mentor junior to mid-level technical staff in multiple office locations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and project scheduling software (Microsoft Project and Primavera P6)
  • Track record of working cooperatively with diverse teams and disciplines, multiple clients, regional and departmental technical managers, and project staff.
  • Self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills preferred.
  • Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving, and collaboration skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous consulting experience desired.
  • An attitude and commitment to be an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
  • Some travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Transmission experience with 500kV preferred, including at a minimum, in-depth knowledge of routing, environmental permitting, right of way acquisition, PLS-CADD modeling, steel and wood structure design, foundation design, material procurement, specifications, and construction support.


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 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.

HDR provides a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off, parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonus and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position is $96,000-$137,000 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location. (Stated benefits are for full-time regular positions. Temporary and part-time roles are eligible for limited benefits.)


Primary Location: United States-Montana-Billings
Other Locations: United States-Montana-Bozeman
Industry: Power
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transmission/Distribution Eng
Job Posting: Jul 13, 2023

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.