Charles L. O'Reilly, P.E.
Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer
As President and Chief Operating Officer, Charlie is responsible for the daily operations of the company. He also serves as the vice chairman for the HDR Board of Directors.
Charlie became our COO in 2017 after serving as the transportation group president since 2012. He joined HDR in 2009 as the East Region transportation director out of our Boston office.
Prior to joining us, Charlie held multiple positions at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, including senior director for infrastructure and engineering and assistant general manager for design and construction. In that time, he was responsible for managing MBTA’s capital investment program for infrastructure. Before entering the public sector, Charlie spent 27 years with another AEC firm, holding regional and national senior management positions.
In all, Charlie boasts 40-plus years of experience in domestic and global operations and project work, where he has shown a passion for service quality, professional development and business excellence.
Charlie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Master in Business Administration from Boston University. He is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and a number of other states where we operate.