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CDM Smith Program & Construction Management Discipline Leader in Orlando, Florida


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CDM Smith is one of the world’s top design, program management (PM) and construction management (CM) firms, providing innovative and creative solutions for our clients and assisting them in achieving successful outcomes on their most important water, infrastructure, environmental and transportation programs. We currently provide PM/CM services around the world with over 300 working full-time professionals who use world-class program controls, processes, and tools.

The Program and Construction Management Discipline Leader (DL) is a technical and sales role based in the southeastern United States with responsibility for growing our program management, 3rd party construction management, and owner’s advisor services through technical advancement, innovative applications, and luminescence in/within our South Region. As a “thought leader” at CDM Smith, you will present visionary and influential views on the Program and Construction Management practice both internally and to our clients.

*We are open to filling this position in any of our offices in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, or Virginia. *

As the Discipline Leader and visionary you would contribute to CDM Smith's transformational growth by:

 Advancing the practice through the proper application of technology, growth of our technical capabilities within the discipline, staff development, and pre-positioning and distinguishing CDM Smith to assist in sales growth, improved capture rate and retention of both clients and staff.

 Positioning us technically, ahead of challenges being recognized in the marketplace, by pre-positioning for major pursuits by identifying and showcasing our technical differentiators.

 Supporting and participating on existing PM/CM projects by bringing senior level experience to our project teams and clients.

 Recruiting and retaining strategic technical talent and the best and brightest employees.

 Developing and guiding technical specialists and other discipline leaders within the practice and driving new ideas for research and development.

 Embracing continuous improvement, a culture of quality, accountability to commitments, and CDM Smith’s Core Values; and challenge of the “status quo”.

 Embracing the continuous search for technologies that provide CDM Smith with a competitive edge and allow us to help our clients solve challenging problems and to do more for less.

 Embracing the opportunities afforded by a matrix organization and leverage its advantages to grow the firm while keeping our existing clients “CDM Smith clients”.

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Program & Construction Management Discipline Leader



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Minimum Qualifications:

 Bachelor's Degree.

 15 years of related experience.

 Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

 Professional Engineering license (PE)

 Certified Construction Manager (CCM) from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)


 Proven leadership and visionary abilities

 Expertise in managing large complex CIPs and Programs

Strong construction-related project management and negotiation skills

 Experience with APD delivery methods

 Master’s degree

 An established record of delivering PM/CM services successfully

 Existing relationships with clients in the public sector in the southeast US

 Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and written report preparation

 Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and the ability to multi-task are essential

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Southeast United States

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

Expert knowledge of corporate governance practices, organization design principles, accounting principles, finance, supply chain management, and organization management. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to understand highly complex

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.