Senior Project Designer - (163675)

HDR HDR Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Aug 16 '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 Senior Project Designer, we'll count on you to:

  • Take lead responsibility for creative concepts/solutions for complex architectural projects in consultation with the Design Principal
  • Meet directly with the owner/client, analyze project goals, conceive and develop architectural concepts/solutions for those goals
  • Initiate and create designs and other documentation with responsibility for preparation of presentation drawings, models and narratives
  • Provide senior design leadership for all disciplines related to overall building design
  • Represent our firm by participating as a key member of our business development team in marketing to prospective owners/clients
  • Work with various disciplines throughout all phases to ensure all concepts/solutions accommodate project needs and the owner's program
  • Develop design solutions that meet both the client’s project goals and HDR’s internal project performance metrics and goals
  • Direct the activities of other designers, help to lead creative team and to develop/visualize with clarity project story and aesthetic visionand, and mentor other staff members as needed
  • Help build and maintain the design culture of the studio
  • Perform other duties as needed  #LI-JF1

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or closely related field
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project Schedule)
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in use of Autodesk Revit and familiarity with related tools and process
  • Demonstrated graphic presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of codes and good planning skills
  • Attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Architecture
  • Registered Architect
  • 10+ years of design leadership experience
  • Experience in the areas of healthcare, educational, civic, science and research facilities
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED strongly desired
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUp, 3-D Studio Max and other appropriate modeling and graphics programs


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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