Senior Project Manager – Roadway/Bridge Transportation Services

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Job Description

CDM Smith is seeking a Senior Project Manager to serve as a local transportation group leader taking on a broad range of responsibilities supporting quality delivery, sales growth, and an unmatched client experience. The successful candidate will lead the development and execution of our project management plan, assist in building and maintaining effective and meaningful client relationships, and engage in the process of pursuit planning and execution. This position embodies the seller-doer model, functioning as a champion for the growth and development of our local transportation design practice while providing significant sales support to our Client Service Leader (CSL). Qualified candidates will also have the background and capability to add complex roadway and/or bridge design projects to our ever-expanding project portfolio. This position offers a unique opportunity to win and lead impactful projects, be a pivotal leader with direct responsibility for growing office sales, enjoy hybrid working options, and receive a competitive compensation package.

Job Description:

  • Assists the Client Service Leader (CSL) in developing long term strategies to identify and pursue additional business opportunities with key clients.
  • Serves as a pursuit champion utilizing the CDM Smith WINS process. Assists the CSL to work with the pursuit team and marketing resources to prepare appropriate proposal and presentation materials. Leads interview and proposal presentations to the client as well as general presentations within the industry.
  • Develops and nurtures key client relationships as a primary company contact on assigned projects. Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions and strategies.
  • Collaborates with office and area leadership in solving challenges and ensuring business objectives are met.
  • Responsible for financial performance on projects. Proactive management of cash, budget, schedule and project scope to ensure adherence to project goals and completion to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Executes priorities, obtains commitments, and engages required resources through collaboration with the PMs, CSL, Project Management & Commercial Leader (PMCL), Area Leaders, Technical Delivery Manager, Regional Team Leader and Discipline Leaders to staff projects according to project work plans.
  • Leads and mentors the local team to achieve overall project objectives.
  • Partners with other local leaders in the responsibility for determining project staffing needs including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, career development, retention and succession of project staff.
  • Leads pursuits of complex projects and/or actively involved as part of the pursuit team for these projects.
  • Works to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation of the local design team to work as a cohesive unit.
  • Obtain Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification within 1 year of hire date through CDM Smith’s Global Delivery Excellence Framework (GDEF) program
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

  • Previous experience managing large and complex transportation roadway, highway, and/or bridge design projects for INDOT.
  • P.E., Professional Engineer, certification.
  • Previous business development experience, for transportation projects in IN.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Structural or related engineering discipline.

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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.

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.

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.

Additional Compensation

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

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