HDR’s Erin Slayton Promoted to Transportation Program Management Director
With nearly 20 years of experience in the planning, design and delivery of major transportation infrastructure programs, Erin Slayton, P.E., DBIA, ENV SP, has been promoted to serve as HDR’s transportation program management director.
In her new role, Slayton will lead delivery of program management services for clients in all transportation markets and continue to diversify HDR's service capabilities. She will guide the further development of HDR’s program management practice, with a focus on the delivery of holistic, value-added services throughout the project life cycle.
Slayton brings a deep background in successful program management, including working in the public sector for the Seattle Popular Monorail Authority before she came to HDR in 2006. At HDR, her work has involved co-locating with clients on-site to provide project oversight and coordination of management services on large, complex infrastructure programs in three different regions. In addition, she served as an HDR department manager for the $4.56 billion Washington State DOT SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement and HOV Program from 2012 to 2014. More recently, Slayton helped develop and manage the procurement and delivery of the $1.7 billion Arizona DOT South Mountain Freeway Project, before moving to Columbia, South Carolina in 2018 to focus on the management of the South Carolina DOT’s $1.6 billion Carolina Crossroads Project.
Working on complex, multi-billion-dollar programs, she has demonstrated her ability to meet aggressive schedules, build consensus between diverse stakeholders and drive decisions to keep projects moving forward. Slayton’s background includes civil design, project management, program management and business management.
“Erin’s long history in program management combined with her passion for employee professional development make her an ideal fit as our Program Management Director,” said Transportation Group President Tom McLaughlin. “Her skills managing diverse teams and delivering complex well-known projects will pave the way for us to enhance our technical capabilities, capture new geographic markets and build stronger client relationships.”
HDR’s program management teams create customized and comprehensive systems and tools to help clients successfully manage the development and delivery of complex infrastructure projects, improving overall risk management and alignment with program goals. Services include program planning and project prioritization, project delivery method selection, cost risk assessments, stakeholder engagement and communications, procurement support, project controls, feasibility studies/preliminary design, environmental planning and documentation, final design, value engineering and construction management, with a consistent focus on effectively managing costs and risks.