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Bill Hjelholt



Bill Hjelholt is Director of Freight Rail for HDR, an international engineering, architecture, and consulting firm with over 10,000 employees. He leads a team of over 200 freight railway specialists who help clients identify and plan infrastructure projects with a strong business case. They then provide design, permitting, land acquisition and construction management services to speed projects to market. Their understanding of the industry enables HDR to assist projects that benefit the railroads while creating infrastructure for railroad customers and public agencies. Projects comprise the full-life cycle from planning and operations through design, permitting and property acquisition, to construction and asset management, for all types of infrastructure: track; bridges and tunnels; yards and terminals; and facilities.

Bill’s 35 years of progressive experience include the management of major infrastructure projects and programs across North America and around the world. He has helped deliver projects through conventional, Design-Build, P3, CMGC and EPCM methodologies

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