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Henningson, Durham & Richardson, PC Irrigation Project Manager (Water Resources) in Billings, Montana


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.Watch Our Story: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 Engineering is in search of an experienced Irrigation Project Manager (Water Resources) to join our growing Montana team and lead our irrigation practice.

Charged with growth and technical leadership, the Irrigation Project Manager will be tasked with coordinating, managing, or executing the planning and design of hydraulic/irrigation focused civil design projects. The candidate will lead a group of professionals in the management, execution and production of studies, designs, reports, plans and specifications for a diverse range of hydraulic facilities and structures.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • PE license
  • 7 years related experience
  • 2 years project management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • 10+ years Water Resources experience, emphasis on irrigation preferred.
  • Committed to quality, improvement and HDR values
  • Experience in water resources planning, hydrology/hydraulics, drainage/flood control design and irrigation.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Maintains a professional or engineering registration and has related technical experience experienced in development and management of diverse teams.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a project team.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
  • Experience with planning, design, and construction of water storage reservoirs, pumping plants, river diversions, conveyance and control facilities, hydropower, and erosion control is desirable.
  • Will work independently as well as plan organize and supervise work of medium to large teams of professionals and technicians dependent on project/task.
  • Experience should include business development related to irrigation projects and working with irrigation districts, the Bureau of Reclamation, Army Corp of Engineers, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Experience with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribes is desired.
  • Proven ability to mentor and supervise staff is desired.


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.

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 - $138,000 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.)

Keyword(s): Senior Water Resources Engineer, irrigation, hydraulic modeling, storm water systems, HEC-1, HEC-RAS, flood control.


Primary Location: United States-Montana-Missoula
Other Locations: United States-Montana-Billings, United States-Montana-Helena, United States-Montana-Kalispell, United States-Montana-Bozeman, United States-Montana-Butte
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Water Supply Management
Job Posting: Sep 27, 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.