Industrial Project Manager - Transmission/Substation

at CDM Smith in Middletown, Delaware, United States

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CDM Smith is seeking an Industrial Project Manager to lead and manage consulting, design, and design-build Transmission and Substation projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for leading and managing substation projects from design to construction, ensuring safety, quality, schedule and budget compliance. You will coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, contractors and engineers to deliver a successful project. This position is part of our Industrial Division, which serves Oil & Gas, Chemical, Food & Beverage, Metals & Mining, Utility, Manufacturing and electric utility clients. As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM’s mission by:

-Managing multiple large complex engineering substation projects up to 500kV concurrently from early concept development through detailed design and construction

-Coordinating design and construction activities of new substations and upgrades to existing substations, following industry standards and best practices.

-Supervising and procure equipment, materials and services for substation projects, ensuring technical specifications and contractual requirements are met

-Serving as a mentor and leader of project teams

-Performing technical problem solving

-Leading and managing multi-discipline teams

-Performing guidance and review at the project level while assuring discipline and quality standards are adhered to

-Leading proposal teams and developing project approaches that lead to project wins

-Applying experience and innovation to solve problems of high complexity in area of expertise

-Effectively working with lead practitioners, quality managers, and key technical specialists

-Preparing and monitoring project budgets and schedules in conjunction with assisting in negotiation of contracts and amendments

-Identifying opportunities with existing clients, particularly by expanding service offerings

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Industrial Project Manager – Transmission/Substation



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Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree.

- 7 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:

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field

- Registered Professional Engineer (PE)

- Experience in leading and managing utility substation projects

- Proven experience managing preparation of engineering design packages for construction

- Experience managing project scope, schedule, and budgets

- Exemplary skills in communicating project findings to technical and nontechnical audiences

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:

Mid-Atlantic 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:

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 good communications skills, both verbal and written. Possesses in-depth knowledge of project goals, drivers, strategies, risks and opportunities. Work requires verbal skills, ability to interact with varying levels of staff, as well as vendors. Good interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with team members and clients. Ability to deal with many people and process a large volume of requests as necessary. Good personal computer skills including advanced knowledge in the use of MS Word and Excel. Demonstrates 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

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Job Posting: JC255416487

Posted On: Feb 17, 2024

Updated On: Feb 24, 2024

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