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South Central Region Wastewater Treatment Business Class Leader



Houston, TX, USA · Austin, TX, USA · Corpus Christi, TX, USA · Dallas, TX, USA · San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024
South Central Region Wastewater Treatment Business Class Leader

About Us

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.

HDR is currently looking for a Wastewater Treatment Business Class Leader for the South Central Region that includes Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. The Regional Wastewater Treatment Business Class Leader will collaborate with area water business group managers, area market sector leaders, business class leaders, project managers, national business class lead and subject matter experts, and business development teams to support the growth and development of our wastewater treatment practice. Active participation in national practice groups related to wastewater treatment within HDR and active participation in National and Regional Wastewater Professional Organizations. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership and technical skills to oversee the large wastewater treatment projects in the South Central Region of the US while providing guidance and mentorship to junior, mid-level, and senior engineers.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Regional Wastewater Treatment Business Class Leader, we’ll count on you to:

  • Provide key leadership with strategic wastewater clients in the South Central Region via technical workshops, professional organization involvement including conferences, and serving as client manager and project manager as needed.
  • Engage in high-profile project and contract pursuits that leverage the candidate’s experience, technical expertise, and client relationships with Area Business Development Leaders, Client Managers, and other leadership.
  • Assist in managing a group consisting of wastewater treatment engineers and related professionals, in close coordination with Water Business Group leadership in the South Central Region.
  • Take responsibility for the coordination, mentoring, recruitment, and development of regional wastewater treatment staff and production of quality deliverables to meet client needs.
  • Serve as a key member of the Wastewater Treatment Business Class and be responsible for the management of staff, business development, pursuit and management of major wastewater projects, and HDR’s technical quality program.
  • Plan, direct and/or monitor large multi-disciplinary wastewater treatment projects including but not limited to long-range visioning, strategic and tactical planning, policy planning, data analytics, process modeling, and project development. Project types may include program management, planning, Owner’s Advisor, and detailed design.
  • Lead or support scope development and execution in conjunction with appropriate technical professionals in multiple disciplines.
  • Participate in and provide input to the Annual Budgeting, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Initiatives process in collaboration with Area, Regional, National, and Global leadership.
  • Assist HDR wastewater teams in other regions as needed through occasional workshop attendance, technical guidance and quality control in areas when the candidate is a subject matter expert.
  • Participate in internal wastewater practice groups, professional societies and other organizations that promote the water industry.
  • Perform other duties as related projects and client management efforts.

This position can be in any of our South Central offices and has the potential to be remote.

Keywords: Drinking Water, Water Treatment, Potable, Engineering, Civil, Environmental, Project Manager, Consulting, Construction,

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Professional, Architecture, Engineering or closely related field
  • 10+ years experience in related field
  • Maintains a professional engineering registration and has related technical experience
  • Experienced in development and management of diverse teams. To facilitate team development candidate should expect to visit and connect with staff in the region. Travel regionally should be expected. Travel outside of the region should be anticipated on occasion.
  • Works cooperatively with other business class regional directors, operations managers, technical directors and marketing managers on business class efforts
  • Committed to quality, improvement and HDR values
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • 20+ years of relevant experience with wastewater projects and programs strongly preferred
  • Must have well-developed analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Experience in the Wastewater Market Sector as a technical leader, project manager, and client manager
  • Strong client relationships with water utilities in the South Central United States.


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-Texas-Houston

Other Locations

: United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Texas-Corpus Christi, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Texas-San Antonio


: Full-time

Employee Status

: Regular

Job Posting

: Apr 8, 2024, 5:56:10 PM