Aviation Engineer
Sioux Falls, SD  / Bismarck, ND  / Rapid City, SD 
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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.

Are you passionate about Aviation and wish to explore new and exciting opportunities? Our growing department is conducting a search for the following professional and we hope you consider joining our team!

Primary Responsibilities:

In the role of Aviation Engineer, we'll count on you to:

  • Design and plan production for general civil on a wide variety of projects, including site layouts, horizontal and vertical control, grading and drainage, paving, site utilities, and associated civil engineering activities
  • Conduct quantity calculations
  • Prepare specifications and contract documents
  • Conduct permitting
  • Perform complex assignments exercising judgment in evaluation, selection and modification of standard engineering techniques and procedures
  • Serve as a technical expert with recognized authority in an area of specialization that resolves problems of greater scope and complexity as needed
  • Plan and develop projects or design activities that have significant impact on major company programs as needed
  • Work with Design Center Lead and Aviation staff across all regions to execute and deliver projects companywide.
  • Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Aviation Engineering related field
  • Minimum of 5 years design experience managing various civil/site design projects
  • PE license required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, AutoCAD Civ3D
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Local candidates are 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.

Primary Location: United States-South Dakota-Sioux Falls
Other Locations: United States-North Dakota-Bismarck, United States-North Dakota-Fargo, United States-South Dakota-Rapid City, United States-Wyoming-Cheyenne
Industry: Aviation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Airfield Design
Job Posting: Dec 14, 2022

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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