Shelley D. Richards, P.E. will be featured in the upcoming edition of the Women of Distinction Magazine in 2016.
SALEM, OR, February 06, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — Shelley D. Richards, P.E., Associate and Senior Project Manager for HDR, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Shelley D. Richards, P.E. will be featured in the upcoming edition of the Women of Distinction Magazine in 2016.
Over the course of Shelley D. Richards’s career, she has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects that have included many different types of clients. She’s worked on transportation projects, including highways, local roads, bridges, and railroads, as well as all types of environmental projects, such as solid waste, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous waste, NEPA, sustainability, permitting, and more. She also works with stakeholders and clients that have included federal and state regulatory agencies, tribes, state agencies, and private clients.
“From major programs to smaller projects, I have learned something new every time and I love what each one brings,” Richards said. “It has been the variety that has kept me yearning to do more all these years. “Everything I do I see as a learning experience and that is what helps me improve both myself and my company.”
As Associate and Senior Project Manager of HDR, a civil consulting business that handles infrastructure, water, oil and gas, waste, federal, power, industrial, mining, architectural, and construction projects, Richards is responsible for maintaining projects on schedule and within the scope and budget, while also keeping clients happy. As a consultant, she focuses exclusively on the client, allowing for effective change management. Additionally, Richards mentors a team of members so that they can continuously grow in their careers. Continued mentorship also helps the company grow and helps employees expand further into other roles.
Taken on board with HDR in August 2002, Richards first began her career with Westinghouse Hanford Company on a NORCUS grant while still in college. She later worked for Cascade Pacific Engineering as a Technical Lead and for Oregon Department of Transportation as a Project Leader. She has written approximately a dozen articles and has given over 30 presentations over the last decade, and is currently a member of American Society of Civil Engineers and Women’s Transportation Seminar where she formerly served on a variety of their boards and committees. She is past member of Society of Women Engineers and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), where she served as National Chair and on many local offices, including President, and was named NAWIC’s 2004 Region 9 Future Leader of the Year.
Richards earned her BS in Civil Engineering at Washington State University, her MS in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) at Portland State University, and her MBA in International Studies at Benedictine University. She is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona, has a Construction Associate Certification and Construction Industrial Technician Certification through Clemson University, and has an ISI Envision Sustainability Professional Certification and Greenhouse Sustainable Transportation Professional Certification.
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