Carlson Joins HDR to Focus on Marine and Materials Handling Projects

Jenny Carlson

Jenny Carlson has joined HDR as a senior project manager in the firm’s Vancouver, Washington, office. In her new position, Carlson will fortify the team’s heavy industrial experience, with a focus on marine and materials handling projects.

She comes to HDR from OBEC Consulting Engineers, where she served as project manager and lead structural engineer. Throughout her 35-year career, Carlson has led industrial clients to engineering solutions for marine structures, bulk and break bulk cargo handling projects, oil terminals, steel mills, aluminum plants, pulp and paper, food processing and power plants. She recently designed emergency structural repairs and performed other services to support construction for Vigor Industrial Shipbuilding Company’s Portland shipyard to allow the successful launch of a new, 500-foot-long, 14,000-ton barge over an existing wharf. 

Carlson is a registered structural engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. She’s a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and previously served as president for the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon.

“Jenny’s expertise strengthens our services and our team. She’ll serve as a great mentor for our technical staff across a variety of disciplines. The relationships she’s built with clients we’re pursuing bring great potential to help us achieve our goals,” said Matt Laccinole, senior vice president.

About HDR

For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 225 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.