Pennsylvania Transportation Delivery Manager

September 23, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
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Job Description:

We are open to filling this position with a candidate being tied to any of our offices in PA, with ideal offices being Harrisburg or Pittsburgh.

We are offering CDM Smiths Flexible Work Option (FWO), for this position, which will assist in achieving a critical work/life balance.

The Pennsylvania Transportation Delivery Manager in the Transportation North Group is a key role in managing and building a high-performing Project Management Team through effective leadership and teamwork to successfully deliver projects and client service, while maximizing the long-term profitability of the firm.

Primary responsibilities for this role include:

Supervising a team of Senior Project Managers in the day-to-day operation of transportation projects including: project delivery performance, go/no-go decisions, pricing strategies, risk management, forecasting and budgeting, and performance reporting. Pennsylvania portfolio of projects include; various PennDOT districts, PennDOT CO, PA Turnpike, City of Pittsburgh, City of Philadelphia, large City Agencies, and transit organizations.

Providing interpretation of monthly performance figures to support the overall business unit management and to the project managers to resolve project issues and improve project performance.

Directing and supervising project management staff to provide coaching on timely, effective, and efficient performance of project managers responsibilities.

Driving consistent project management practices and procedures in alignment with CDM Smith PM requirements and those of the group.

Managing transportation design projects for PennDOT, Penn Turnpike, City of Pittsburgh, City of Philadelphia, large municipalities, counties, and transit agency clients.

Supporting, inspiring, elevating and rewarding team members.

Job Title:

Pennsylvania Transportation Delivery Manager



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Civil, transportation, or Structural Engineering or related discipline.

Professional engineering (PE) license.

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:

Recent experience managing transportation road, highway, and/or bridge design projects in PA, ideally for the City if Pittsburgh, Allegany Port Authority, Penn Turnpike, and/or PennDOT Central Office.

Strong Project Management experience including: the development of scope, schedule, and budget, and the subsequent monitoring of cost and schedule.

Previous experience managing a team of Project Managers.

Business development skills and experience such as client service and proposal preparation.

Current PM certification (either PMP, CCM or DBIA), or the ability to acquire said certification within 12 months of hire.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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.

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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:

Pennsylvania - Statewide

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.

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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