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Sr. Water/Wastewater Project Manager

Company: CDM Smith
Location: irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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

CDM Smith currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager with previous experience managing wastewater projects to join our West Pacific group. In this position, you will be the main point of contact for planning and design of our wastewater projects in Southern CA and assist with business development activities for our Southern California clients. CDM Smith has been providing water services in California for many years.

**This position is open in our Irvine, Los Angeles, or Rancho CA offices.**

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 wastewater services projects in greater CA region.
Providing technical guidance, senior leadership, and mentoring engineering staff to enhance our wastewater treatment planning and design capabilities.
Being responsible for scope, schedule, budget development, monitoring and adherence for projects managed.
Completing Quality Assurance/Quality Control of key deliverables and assisting on projects managed by others in the office.
Assisting Client Service Leaders with technical marketing in the region.
Participation in professional societies relevant to the industry.
Building and maintaining positive working relationships with key decision makers in our clients organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree
13 years of related experience
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.

Skills and Abilities

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 in-depth knowledge of project goals, drivers, strategies, risks and opportunities. Good 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 strong knowledge in MS Word and Excel. Demonstrates strong organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.

Preferred Qualifications

Current professional engineering license in the state of California, strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering
Prior experience managing wastewater projects greater than $1M.
Current PM certification (either PMP; CCM and DBIA) or ability to receive within 12 months of start.
Previous experience working on and managing wastewater projects for municipal clients in Southern California
Previous experience managing multi-discipline project teams.
Excellent communication, networking and team building skills.
Previous experience working directly with Southern California municipal water clients.

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.

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.

Business Unit




CDM Smith Employment Type


No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Keywords: CDM Smith, Irvine , Sr. Water/Wastewater Project Manager, Other , irvine, California

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