CDM Smith Sr. Water/Wastewater Project Manager in Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description:

CDM Smith currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Wastewater Project Manager to join our Raleigh, North Carolina operations. We are looking for someone who has excellent client interaction skills and can manage and lead planning and design teams for large wastewater treatment and collection and water treatment and distribution system projects in North Carolina. In this position you will manage multi-million dollar water/wastewater projects, manage project teams, and develop the scope and budget for projects. CDM Smith has been providing engineering services to the North Carolina market for over 30 years. Our services have spanned the areas of modeling, master planning studies, design, and construction administration of water, wastewater, and storm water facilities.

As a member of this team, you would contribute to our clients' mission by:

  • Managing multi-discipline projects within the water/wastewater/conveyance engineering and construction sectors from early concept development through detailed design and construction

  • Planning and conducting work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria

  • Serving as a leader of project teams and mentor to junior staff, including the coordination and reviewing of project assignments

  • Effectively working with key technical specialists, project team members, and delivery managers

  • Preparing, monitoring, and managing project budgets and schedules

  • Providing oversight/administration of field construction work, including engineering services during construction

  • Assisting CDM Smith Client Service Leaders in business development pursuits for water, wastewater, and conveyance projects

  • Being active in the water/wastewater industry, keeping abreast of emerging technologies, research and development opportunities, and conference/committee participation in professional societies

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Sr. Water/Wastewater Project Manager



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Engineering or Science

  • At least 10 years of water/wastewater project experience since B. S.

  • Registration as P.E. (NC preferred or the ability to obtain within one year)

  • Previous experience and demonstrated performance in the project design and delivery of medium and large multi-disciplined wastewater collection and water distribution system projects

  • Strong communication skills with internal and external clients

  • Experience as a leader, mentor, and problem solver with a determination for excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience on municipal water, wastewater, water resource, and/or conveyance projects in the Raleigh area

  • Masters Degree preferred

-PMP certification or ability to obtain within 12 - 15 months

-Alternative project delivery experience

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:

North Carolina - Raleigh

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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