Management Specialist 8

at CDM Smith in Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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Job Description:

As a member of this team, you will contribute to CDM Smith’s success by;

-Being a consultant on current and future tollway projects, working closely with clients in Maryland and throughout the United States.

-Provides oversight and technical guidance on basic to high complexity tolling system rules and design development.

-Coordinates deliverables and schedules between vendors and the client.

-Performs system user acceptance testing and final system startup and go-live activities.

-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 the schedule of the project.

-Ensures proper review of the 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 plans and manages assigned projects’ staffing.

-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 through 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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Management Specialist 8



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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. Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Expert technical knowledge of tolling systems.

-Advanced knowledge of basic business office software.

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?:

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journey unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company take good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

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

U.S. Vaccine Status:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.

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Job Posting: JC213968514

Posted On: May 20, 2022

Updated On: Jun 08, 2022