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CDM Smith Sr Construction Project Manager in Denver, Colorado


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Job Description:

With a focus on the construction of water/wastewater, remediation and other complex government/industrial/municipal scale facilities, has full responsibility for project delivery of a number of projects at any one time depending on size and complexity.

Manages projects up to $100M+ in total annual project revenue.

Promotes and instills financial and production discipline in managing CDM Smith’s interest through the delivery of a project or group of projects to agreed scope, timescales and budget.

Leads client relationship management and solution management, by delivering solutions with the right balance of performance, risk and cost under the best terms.

Creates project definitions, schedules, budgets and objectives for projects using lessons learned.

Prepares detailed statements of work with associated work breakdown structures and gains concurrence and approval from internal and external stakeholders regarding various project aspects.

Assesses potential project risk and outlines risk mitigation solutions.

Ensures adherence to company and project management policies, procedures, and practices.

Manages project costs and is responsible for ensuring profitability.

Identifies, quantifies, and communicates residual risk (time and cost).

Creates and reviews timely client billings with internal billing support.

Responsible for ensuring timely client payment and follows up on outstanding client invoices to obtain payment.

Reviews and approves subcontractor/vendor invoices to ensure timely payment to outside resources.

Performs ongoing review of project status.

On an ongoing basis, monitors project risks; identifies possible risks and recommends and implements risk mitigation solutions; escalates as appropriate.

Manages project change using change management protocols; determines appropriate changes or alternate paths based upon performance and metrics.

Works in conjunction with team members and internal and external stakeholders to manage changes to requirements and schedule of the project.

Ensures proper review of project scope by safety managers and proper implementation of safety plans. Provides timely response to audit corrective actions identified by external or internal audits.

Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and application of standard engineering or construction techniques, procedures, and criteria.

Provides guidance to drafters/designers, engineers, craft workers, other project team members, contractors or subcontractors.

Develops and implements project resource plan and manages the staffing of assigned projects.

Determines and coordinates the proper staffing within the project including identification of outside resources needed (subs/vendors) and ensures procurement processes are followed.

Clearly communicates project deadlines, assignments and objectives to project team members.

Assigns work and provides direction to project staff with regard to timeliness and completion of project objectives.

Coaches project staff and provides feedback to staff and to project staff's supervisors on project performance; escalates any performance issues to appropriate management and human resources.

Builds, maintains and manages strong client relationships.

Ensures client satisfaction by delivering quality, on-time project outcomes as a result of good planning and organizational skills; manages client expectations. Identifies opportunities for change orders and repeat business though pre-eminent project execution and developed client relationships.

Works collaboratively with sales leaders to evaluate potential new work and supports the scoping and costing effort.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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Sr Construction Project Manager


CCI North

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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree with 15 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 travel will 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?:

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:

Colorado - Denver

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:

Significant 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 exceptional deep and broad 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.