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CDM Smith Senior Project Manager- Water Reclamation/Reuse in Iowa City, Iowa


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Job Description:

This position is eligible for the following:

Relocation Assistance

Sign On Bonus

Annual Bonus Potential

CDM Smith is looking for a Senior Project Manager with experience delivering water reclamation and/or water resuse projects. You will be working jointly and collaboratively with our technical specialists and our in-house construction team in Southern California to deliver on high-profile and exciting projects. Design-build experience is preferred.

Applicants should reside and work primarily in the following locations: Los Angeles, CA, Carlsbad, CA, or Irvine, CA. Applicants will perform the responsibilities of the Project Manager: create project scope of work, schedules, work breakdown structure, budgets, and objectives; prepare project invoicing, and monitor project performance. Ensure project documentation is complete in the project files.

Your responsibilities:

Be able to maintain a minimum of $1 million in revenues with strong profit performance.

Experience with leading a multi-discipline team with several subconsultants.

Utilize project management tools for monitoring project finances, schedule, and risk; implement strategies to control scope creep, mitigate risk, and manage client expectations.

Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and application of standard engineering or construction techniques, procedures, and criteria.

Follow CDM Smith’s quality procedures. Review all draft deliverables for conformance with the contractual scope of work.

Clearly communicate project deadlines, assignments, and objectives to project team members.

Build, maintain, and manage strong client relationships. Ensure client satisfaction by delivering quality, on-time project outcomes as a result of good planning and organizational skills; manage client expectations.

Facilitate stakeholder engagement and efficient decision-making.

Work collaboratively with sales leaders to evaluate potential new work and supports the scoping and costing effort.

Manage project change using change management protocols; determine appropriate changes or alternate paths based upon performance and metrics.

Work in conjunction with team members and internal and external stakeholders to manage changes to requirements and schedule of the project.

Provide guidance to engineers, drafters/designers, craft workers, other project team members, contractors, or subcontractors.

Ensure proper review of project scope by safety managers and proper implementation of safety plans. Provide timely response to audit corrective actions identified by external or internal audits.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, including communicating project goals and requirements to the project team and clearly articulating project expectations.

Develop and implement project resource plan and manage the staffing of assigned projects.

Determine and coordinate the proper staffing within the project including identification of outside resources needed (subs/vendors) and ensures procurement processes are followed.

Ensure timely client payment and follow up on outstanding client invoices to obtain payment.

Review and approve subcontractor/vendor invoices to ensure timely payment to outside resources.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Title:

Senior Project Manager- Water Reclamation/Reuse



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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:

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Certification.

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?:

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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:

United States - Nationwide

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.

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.

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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.