Sr. Project Manager - Water Services Reuse
Company: CDM Smith
Posted on: May 27, 2023
This position can be based in Southern California which includes Los Angeles, Irvine, Carlsbad or Rancho, CA
As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:
--- Managing and serving as the lead Project Manager on municipal water or wastewater services projects including water reuse, desalination, and alternative delivery in Southern California
--- Project Development Design: Creating project definitions, schedules, budgets and objectives for projects using lessons learned. Preparing detailed statements of work with associated work breakdown structures and gain concurrence and approval from internal and external stakeholders regarding various project aspects. Assessing potential project risk and outline risk mitigation solutions. Ensuring adherence to company and project management policies, procedures, and practices.
--- Billing and Budget Management: Managing project costs and being responsible for ensuring profitability. Identifying, quantifying, and communicating risk (time and cost). Creating and reviewing timely client billings with internal billing support. Responsible for ensuring timely client payment and follows up on outstanding client invoices to obtain payment. Reviewing and approving subcontractor/vendor invoices to ensure timely payment to outside resources.
--- Scope Management, Technical Execution and Deliverables Management: Performing ongoing review of project status. On an ongoing basis, monitoring project risks; identifying possible risks and recommending and implementing risk mitigation solutions; escalating as appropriate. Managing project change using change management protocols; determining appropriate changes or alternate paths based upon performance and metrics. Working in conjunction with team members and internal and external stakeholders to manage changes to requirements and schedule of the project. Ensuring proper review of project scope by safety managers and proper implementation of safety plans. Providing timely response to audit corrective actions identified by external or internal audits. Planning and conducting work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and application of standard engineering or construction techniques, procedures, and criteria. Providing guidance to drafters/designers, engineers, craft workers, other project team members, contractors or subcontractors.
--- Resource Management and Leadership: Developing and implementing project resource plan and manage the staffing of assigned projects. Determining and coordinating the proper staffing within the project including identification of outside resources needed (subs/vendors) and ensure procurement processes are followed. Clearly communicating project deadlines, assignments and objectives to project team members. Assigning work and provide direction to project staff with regard to timeliness and completion of project objectives. Coaching project staff and provide feedback to staff and to project staff's supervisors on project performance; escalating any performance issues to appropriate management and human resources.
--- Client Service Management and Sales Collaboration: Building, maintaining and managing strong client relationships. Ensuring client satisfaction by delivering quality, on-time project outcomes as a result of good planning and organizational skills; manage client expectations. Identifying opportunities for change orders and repeat business though pre-eminent project execution and developed client relationships. Working collaboratively with sales leaders to evaluate potential new work and supports the scoping and costing effort.
--- Participation in professional societies relevant to the industry
Sr. Project Manager - Water Services Reuse
--- Bachelor's Degree
--- 13 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
--- Bachelors degree in Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering
--- Current professional engineering license in the state of California, strongly preferred.
--- Prior experience managing drinking water projects greater than $1M.
--- Previous experience working on and managing drinking water projects for municipal Southern California clients.
--- Previous experience managing multi-discipline project teams.
--- Excellent communication, networking and team building skills.
--- Previous experience working directly with Southern California municipal water clients.
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?:
Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (https://www.cdmsmith.com/en/Video/Meet-CDM-Smith)
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:
California - Statewide
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.
Amount of Travel Required:
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
--- Significant 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 deep knowledge of project goals, drivers, strategies, risks and opportunities
--- Demonstrates exceptional 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
--- Excellent personal computer skills including expert knowledge of MS Word and Excel
---Demonstrates superior 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.
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.
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All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.
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