CDM Smith Coastal Engineer - Project Manager in Edison, New Jersey

Job Description:

As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:

  • Maintaining liaison with individuals and units within or outside organization.

  • Acting independently on technical matters pertaining to your specialty field.

  • Visualizing and assuming responsibility for new business development activities within your areas of expertise.

  • Working as a recognized leader of technical and professional staff.

  • Acting as mentor for lower-level employees.

  • Planning, developing, coordinating, and directing a number of large and important projects or a project of major scope and complexity.

  • Working with a few (3 to 5) subordinate supervisors or team leaders (at least one of whom would be at level V).

  • Directing the work of a staff of typically 10 to 20 engineers and technicians.

  • Evaluating progress and results obtained, and recommending major changes to achieve overall objectives.

  • Conceiving, planning, and conducting research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity.

  • Serving as the technical specialist in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned responsibility area such as subject matter, function, type of facility or equipment, or product.

  • Keeping abreast of new methods and developments affecting CDM Smith in order to recommend changes to current programs, or new programs warranted by such developments.

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Coastal Engineer - Project Manager



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

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Minimum Qualifications:

A successful CDM Smith candidate will have:

  • B.S. in engineering (M.S. preferred).

  • 10 to 13 years of experience since B.S.

  • Registration as P.E.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in coastal, civil, or water resources programs with a Master’s degree preferred.

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to manage large projects and groups of diverse staff.

  • Experience in modeling, design, permitting, and implementation of stormwater and coastal resilient infrastructure.

  • Experience developing and leading projects for diverse clients in the NY/NJ metro area, including NY and NJ state and municipal agencies, as well as federal agency experience (USACE, NAVFAC and FEMA).

  • Current PM certification (either PMP; CCM and DBIA) or ability to receive within 12 months of start. - Proven ability to work collaboratively in multi-discipline teams and guide/mentor staff.

  • Support as needed for projects nationwide.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

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?:

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 Site Location:

New Jersey - Edison

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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