Unit President

at CDM Smith in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


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Job Description:

As a member of the Executive Management Committee (EMC) leads and supports the execution of business strategies for firm’s offerings aligned to the Unit’s goals/targets. Directs short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support strategic business goals. Approves annual business plans and budgets for the unit’s client service groups and service delivery organization. Directs operations of the groups and regions including staffing, quality, profitability improvement and client service. Monitors business operations through monthly reviews of group and division progress and assists in mid-course adjustments as needed to get or remain on plan. Develops and evaluates short and long-term strategic financial and operating objectives for the Unit, in line with overall business strategy. Formulates and implements business strategies and procedures for the Unit aligned with the firm’s objectives effectively cascading these down to all levels of the organization. Ensures the effective management of processes for business forecasting, budgets, consolidation, and reporting to the firm. Directs and partners on technical innovation, quality management and health and safety while partnering with the firm’s functional leaders. Manages and minimizes the unit’s financial risk exposure by following and maintaining governance, systems of controls, and ensuring that the appropriate requirements are operating effectively. Ensures compliance across the unit/firm with corporate governance requirements and applicable local and international regulatory laws for reporting, taking action where non-compliance is identified. Manages, directs, and ensures a balanced portfolio of projects. Manages budget and resources so that the firm is prepared to deliver on its strategies; continuously look at ways to be more cost effective and improve efficiencies and service levels Provides executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities and provide consultative support to planning initiatives. Establishes and maintains strong relationships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek a full range of business solutions, providing accurate and relevant advice. Provides recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities. Works with the CEO to identify potential new business opportunities/sources of revenue. Develops, leads, and maintains a high-performance team. Works with CDM Smith technology company, Trinnex, to help grow the digital solutions business.

Job Title:

Unit President


OPS – Office of the President

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Minimum Qualifications:

20+ years of related experience with at least 6 of those years in a management or leadership capacity. Bachelor’s degree. 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.

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, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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:

Industry working knowledge and application. Ability to interpret strategy and execute effectively. Innovative. Effective leadership skills. Strong business acumen. Influencing skills. Excellent Communication skills. Building and maintaining relationships. Conceptual thinking. Proven ability to work in a complex, dynamic and ambiguous environment. Proven knowledge of general business principles and practices, including financial and people management. Up to date knowledge of current and emerging services and solutions relevant to the Firm and the Industry. Thorough knowledge of all relevant legislation. Knowledge of risk management. Excellent market understanding and presence.

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Job Posting: JC212253663

Posted On: May 01, 2022

Updated On: Sep 15, 2022