Bill Hjelholt is Director of Freight Rail for HDR, an international engineering, architecture, and consulting firm with over 10,000 employees. Their goal is to help clients move more trains safely, quickly, and cost-effectively. Bill leads a team of over 200 freight railway specialists who help their clients identify and plan infrastructure projects with a strong business case. They provide design, permitting, land acquisition and construction management services to speed projects to market.
HDR’s understanding of the industry enables them to assist projects that benefit the railroads while creating infrastructure for railroad customers and public agencies. Bill’s 35 years of progressive experience include the management of major infrastructure projects and programs across North America and around the world.