Design Coordinator 2 - (164816)

HDR HDR Employer:
Glen Allen, VA, USLocation:
Wed, May 4 '22Posted 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.

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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.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Design Coordinator 2, we'll count on you to:

  • Collaborate with the Project Designer, Project Architect, or Project Manager to prepare and develop architectural project designs from conceptual studies through construction documents
  • Perform assignments with only general instruction from the Project Designer, Project Architect or Project Manager
  • Interpret and apply relevant building codes and conduct code reviews
  • Write and edit technical specifications
  • Provide clear, consistent, and timely communication of project information to and from project team members
  • Participate in client and user meetings and document meeting minutes
  • Assist Project Designers, Project Architects, or other Design Coordinators as requested
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks
  • Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Possess a Bachelor of Architecture degree
  • Possess credentials to obtain future licensure
  • 2+ years professional or internship experience preparing design graphics, renderings, architectural drawings, specifications, and construction documents
  • Proficient with Autodesk Revit (BIM) and familiarity with related tools and processes
  • Strong communication and client relationship management skills
  • Strong desire to grow within HDR and to become licensed
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to meet specific deadlines
  • Demonstrated graphic design presentation skills
  • A positive attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Power Point, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master's degree in Architecture
  • Experience in the areas of healthcare, educational, civic, science and research facilities
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED desired but not required
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp and 3-D Studio Max but not required.
  • Rhino and Grasshopper experience
  • Preference given to local candidates


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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