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Project Manager - Civil Engineer 8

at CDM Smith Inc.

Posted: 3/29/2019
Job Reference #: 1352883
Keywords: modeling

Job Description

Requisition ID

Job Title
Project Manager - Civil Engineer 8

Job Site Location
Texas - Houston

Home Office Location
Houston, TX

Business Unit


Kevin Leonard

Why CDM Smith?
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Description
Working independently, provides oversight and expert technical guidance on moderate to highly complex engineering designs involving site layout development, site grading and drainage, hydraulics and hydrology calculations, water distribution systems, collection systems, storage tanks and impoundments, foundation designs, stormwater infrastructure and treatment, and occasionally single-story structures.

Reviews draft designs for compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Ensures that firm policies and practices are followed on all designs.

Performs site reviews and studies, as needed, to ensure designs are aligned with location specifications.

Updates design requirements as necessary.

Contributes to firm's Technical Knowledge Management (TKM) by developing white papers and technical design documentation of new or special case designs, studies, etc.

Submits technical papers and designs for publishing to technical journals.

Collaborates with sales staff to create proposals in response to current and potential client requests for proposal (RFPs).

Reviews draft proposals for adherence to firm, industry, state, local and federal regulations and best practices. Meets with current and potential future clients to review their current and future design needs.

Acts as the primary point of contact for external client and related industry contact.

Collaborates with clients and government officials to clarify technical questions provides updates to project management as necessary.

Provides technical guidance and training to more junior staff.

Mentors more junior staff and develops them for future growth within the discipline and firm.

Supervises the work of junior engineers on project work.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree in civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering.

Professional engineering (PE) license.

Experience: 15 years of related experience.

Travel: 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.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with surface hydraulic modeling and flood management planning including H&H modeling, flood management, levee requirements, and mapping/flood control structures.
- Recognized in the flood management area of practice.
- Current PM certification (either PMP; CCM and DBIA) or ability to receive within 12 months of start.
- A history of conference presentations and technical publications if preferred.

Assignment Category

Amount of Travel Required

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.