Practice Leader - Owner's Advisor for Alternative Project De

at CDM Smith in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

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Job Description:

In this full-time position you will have a leadership role in growing CDM Smith’s business line of Owner’s Advisor Services for Alternative Project Delivery (APD) Models with a focus on Water clients. This position will develop and support projects in a wide variety of locations throughout the U.S.

We are open to filling this position in any of our offices across the United States

Working with the North American Unit Sales teams this position plays a key leadership role within the North America Unit, and you will:

• Develop the strategic vision and business plan to achieve profitable growth, and staff development objectives for the Owner’s Advisor (OA) business line.

• Grow the OA business line through collaboration with the sales teams across North America to develop and identify OA opportunities, build our brand as a top OA service provider, support business development pursuits to win Owner Advisor projects and grow a sustainable and profitable OA business line.

• Lead by example, inspiring and mentoring the team

• Support the OA project teams in executing all OA’s scope of work.

Job Title:

Practice Leader – Owner’s Advisor for Alternative Project Delivery



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Minimum Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree.

•15 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Strong construction-related project management and negotiation skills.

•Experience with APD delivery methods.

•Masters degree.

•An established record of delivering OA’s services successfully.

•Existing relationships with clients in the Private and Public sectors

•Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and written report preparation.

•Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and the ability to multi-task are essential.

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, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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.

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United States – Nationwide

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

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Job Details


CDM Smith


Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903
United States

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Job Posting: JC177752946

Posted On: Feb 12, 2021

Updated On: May 29, 2021