Senior Project Manager - Federal Civil Works (remote & nationwide)

at CDM Smith in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Job Description:

CDM Smith’s Federal Services Unit (FSU) Water and Facilities (WAF) Group has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to serve as a Senior Project Manager (Sr PM), a key role in our federal WAF portfolio. Through effective leadership and teamwork, the Sr PM will serve to successfully deliver projects and client service while expanding geographic coverage and bench strength for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other key clients while maximizing the long-term profitability of the firm.

We offer in office, hybrid or remote working environments allowing for flexible work options.

Primary responsibilities for this role include:

- Planning, developing, coordinating, and directing multiple civil works multi-discipline design teams and similar projects concurrently.

- Estimating resource needs and scheduling and assigning work to meet project milestone dates.

- Identifying, quantifying, and communicating potential project risk and mitigation solutions.

- Developing subcontractor Scope of Work, coordinating procurement activities, and facilitating the execution of subcontractor activities including QAQC activities, monthly project tracking, and invoicing.

- Managing project change using change management protocols; determining appropriate changes or alternate paths and communicating them appropriately.

- Ensuring client satisfaction by delivering quality, on-time project outcomes as a result of good planning and organizational skills; managing client expectations.

- Initiating and maintaining relationships with multiple clients to understand their needs and match with CDM Smith capabilities to support revenue growth and support future sales initiatives through close coordination with the Water and Facilities sales team.

- Supporting the direct marketing and proposal/pricing development for civil works, military facilities, and similar related opportunities by working effectively with Client Service Leaders, Technical Strategy Leaders, and project delivery teams to position, secure, and deliver quality projects.

- Mentoring and staff development including thorough high-quality performance appraisals.

- Active participation in relevant industry organizations such as: SAME, ASCE, etc.

- Lead monthly project management processes including ETC, EAC, and revenue recognition.

- Lead and support efforts to integrate improved resource management (e.g., implementation of resource-loaded scheduling capabilities and practices).

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Senior Project Manager – Federal Civil Works (remote & nationwide)


WAF Delivery – Services

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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:

- Previous experience managing civil works design and similar projects for the federal government, strongly preferred.

- Strong demonstrated project management skills, with experience in organizing, planning, and executing projects from pursuit through closeout, involving internal personnel and subcontractors.

- Strong verbal and written communication skills.

- Computer proficient, including the Microsoft Office suite.

- Business development skills and experience such as client engagement and proposal preparation.

- Understanding of scheduling concepts and familiarity with software such as Primavera P6 or equivalent.

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.

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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

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

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Job Posting: JC260712198

Posted On: Jun 02, 2024

Updated On: Jul 24, 2024

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