Distribution Team Lead
Lansing, MI  / Ann Arbor, MI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

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.

As a power industry professional are you looking for a new "home" where your employer's values are aligned with yours? Are you interested in a company that has a strong local presence supported by national experts in power generation and provides you with opportunities to work on transformational projects throughout the US? Are you interested in a firm that is 100-percent employee owned with full transparency of financial results and a solid record of performance year-to-year? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, HDR may be a new home for you

As the Distribution Team Lead you will be responsible for overall leadership of power distribution projects, pursuits, and clients which are supported by our engineering team. This includes responsibility for oversight and execution of a project's technical aspects and deliverables, serving as a primary point of contact with select members of our client's organizations, and development of staff that will support power distribution design work. The Distribution Team Lead must understand overhead line design and can complete all technical requirements of assigned projects from basic to moderate complexity. Project roles will typically include project manager and/or project engineer. The team lead may work independently on small tasks, delegate to supporting designers/EITs/team members, and may assist other team leads and senior engineers on larger, more complex projects.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Civil Engineering degree preferred.)
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or active commitment to obtain P.E. License strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in distribution planning, distribution modeling, distribution coordination, distribution line design is required.
  • Experience in transmission line design, planning, and modeling is a preferred.
  • Experience using PLS-CADD and other distribution design software preferred.
  • Experience performing structural analysis, plan and profile preparation, line optimization, preparing specifications and drawings, and other engineering documents required for overhead and underground line projects.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience providing technical leadership.
  • Strong client skills are required.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
  • Active participation in the community and technical committees.


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-Michigan-Lansing
Other Locations: United States-Michigan-Ann Arbor
Industry: Power
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transmission/Distribution Eng
Job Posting: May 20, 2020

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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