Project Designer Coordinator, Transit - 147785

HDR HDR Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jan 22 '18Posted on:

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. 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

HDR is currently in need of a Project Design Coordinator, Transit for our Los Angeles CA Transportation Architecture location. Their duties will include the following: supporting design principals to create exceptional design strategies for stations, bridges, urban spaces, and other civic building types in the transportation and infrastructure arenas.  The designer will be involved with the full-range of a project’s development, beginning with programming, design development, construction detailing and assisting during construction. The candidate must be able to work independently in the creation of a design assignments with only general instruction from the Project Architect or Project Manager. The role is highly collaborative entailing close coordination with engineering teams in structures, building systems, and rail/bus/highway design. The position will also offer an opportunity to work directly with owners and third-party consultants.  The work will include creation of models (digital and physical), concept renderings, construction documents, specifications, code analysis, and other technical reports.


Required Qualifications

Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture. 2+ years professional experience preparing master plans, site plans, details specifications and construction documents is preferred. Experience or interest in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning/ Design, and large transportation infrastructure projects is essential. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Powerpoint), AutoCAD, Revit, or Microstation, and 2D drawing experience required.


Preferred Qualifications

Desire to pursue growth opportunities and obtain professional registration and experience and/or interest in transportation architecture, urban design, and sustainable design/LEED certification desired but not required. Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, 3D Max, and Rhino is preferred.



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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