Transportation CE&I Services Leader

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CDM Smith is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our established CE&I Services Team to manage and support the delivery of construction management contracts; to identify and lead major strategic pursuits; and manage established state, county and local client relationships across South Carolina. CDM Smith is recognized in South Carolina as an industry leader providing CE&I services for over 30 years and this is an excellent opportunity to join our successful team to promote and support our growing CE&I practice across our great state. The primary duties of this position include managing and supporting our current contracts for construction management and inspection services; recruiting, supporting and training our construction inspection staff; providing contract administration; and performing quality control of provided services and deliverables. This individual will help identify and lead strategic pursuit teams; organize and collaborate on proposal development and manage strategic client relationships within South Carolina. In addition, this person will have the unique opportunity to have a role on project teams for some of South Carolina’s most significant projects ranging from $1B+, multi-phased state construction programs to local county and municipal infrastructure improvements which promote community development and economic growth.

CDM Smith is looking for candidates with experience managing transportation projects with hands on experience in developing scope, schedule, and budgets for CE&I contracts. Candidates should have practical experience in leading a project team to deliver services per contract requirements and have a well-versed understanding of project delivery processes. Preferably, candidates will have well established relationships with state, county and local transportation managers and a goal to provide every client with an exceptional client experience. CDM Smith also desires experience in recruiting, managing, and training inspection staff and demonstrate knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local policies, procedures and industry standards.

In the role of CE&I Services Lead, CDM Smith will count on you to:

  • Lead and/or manage all elements of CE&I Services contracts for roadway, structure, and bridge construction projects to ensure contract compliance and client satisfaction.
  • Engage our clients and conduct client visits to support our business development activities and grow our CE&I services.
  • Lead and/or manage all elements of project delivery as a Project Engineer to ensure contract and specification compliance for roadway, structure, and bridge construction projects
  • Assist in the management of strategic CE&I pursuits throughout South Carolina, and other geographies as appropriate.
  • Identify new CE&I opportunities with state, county and local clients within South Carolina
  • Lead teaming efforts and the development of proposals to secure strategic project pursuits.
  • Collaborate with key leaders within the SC transportation group on strategies to support client needs for construction services
  • Lead and/or manage of on-call service contracts to meet construction inspection needs and manage client expectations
  • Support and manage our CE&I Services staff by recruiting, selecting, managing and training employees
  • Develop, update and track financial information including preparing fee estimates and cost projections for projects.
  • Participate in construction services tasks (scoping, utility conflicts, constructability, value engineering, etc.) associated with the full life-cycle of project delivery

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Civil, transportation, or Structural Engineering or related discipline. Professional engineering (PE) license. 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. Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications

CTQP and FDOT qualifications. Prefer CTQP and FDOT qualifications and certifications.
 CTQP Concrete Field Technician Level I
 CTQP Asphalt Roadway Level I
 CTQP Asphalt Roadway Levell II
 CTQP Earthwork Construction Inspection Level I
 CTQP Earthwork Construction Inspection Level II 
CTQP Final Estimates Level I 
Intermediate construction phase MOT
 Nuclear Radiation Safety
 IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector Level I

Amount of Travel Required


Skills and Abilities

Expert Knowledge of computer assisted design and drafting (CADD) 3D and 4D software and practices. Expert Knowledge of engineer principles of design. Expert Knowledge of Microsoft business software (excel, word, etc.). Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Expert knowledge of federal, state and local regulations. Basic knowledge of design standards (AASHTO, NACTO, etc.).

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.

U.S. Vaccine Status

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.

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