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CDM Smith Senior Project Manager - Water in Vero Beach, Florida


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Job Description:

CDM Smith has an exciting, immediate opening for an experienced and driven client-focused Design Build Senior Project Manager/Design Manager/Project Technical Leader to support projects primarily in Florida and other parts of the Southeastern US.

In this position, you will manage and lead multi-discipline planning, design, and construction teams for large water and wastewater treatment facilities, and collection and distribution systems. As a strategic member of this team, you will have direct access to engineering and construction leaders across the organization and will be empowered to deliver innovative solutions while interacting effectively with clients, company management, administrators, project engineers, and vendors, and the industry’s best Design-Builders.

Main responsibilities include:

• Works collaboratively with sales leaders to evaluate

potential new work and supports the scoping and

costing effort.

• Facilitate effective communication between design

and construction project leadership.

• Manage multi-discipline

water/wastewater/conveyance and environmental

projects up to the $500M + range within the

engineering and construction sector from early

concept development through detailed design and


• Work effectively with key technical specialists,

project team members, delivery managers, and


• Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the

independent evaluation, selection, and application of

standard engineering or construction techniques,

procedures, and criteria.

• Provides guidance to drafters/designers, engineers,

craft workers, other project team members,

contractors or subcontractors.

• Assist with the coordination and development of GMP

Guaranteed Maximum Price) documents.

• Prepare, monitor and manage project budgets and

schedules while managing the firm's risk.

• Provide high level planning and programming

analysis work including preparation of technical


• Promote design build best practices, including

constructability reviews, schedule compliance, and

quantity management.

• Be active in professional societies in which clients or

potential clients are members, including DBIA.

Job Title:

Senior Project Manager - Water



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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree.

10 years of related experience.

PMP (PMI), CCM or DBIA certification is required (within 12 months of hire or promotion onto the Approved Project Manager list).

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.

Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with project management or technical leadership on water reclamation or water treatment facility alternative delivery projects (e.g., progressive design build)

Willingness to serve as a project manager, design manager, or project technical leader on alternative delivery projects.

Willingness to routinely travel to project sites both in-state and out of state.

Demonstrates excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Good interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with team members and clients.

Ability to interact with many people and process a large volume of requests as necessary.

Demonstrates strong organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.

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?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.cdmsmith.com/en/Video/Meet-CDM-Smith)

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

Florida - Statewide

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:

Experience working with project management methodology including budget development, project planning, control and assurance methodologies, project management software and finance and accounting concepts and practices.

Demonstrates excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Possesses in-depth knowledge of project goals, drivers, strategies, risks and opportunities.

Good interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with team members and clients.

Ability to interact with many people and process a large volume of requests as necessary.

Excellent personal computer skills including strong knowledge in MS Word and Excel.

Demonstrates strong organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “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.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

Work Location Options:

Hybrid Work Options may be considered for successful candidate.

Driver's License Requirements:

An appropriate and valid driver's license is required.