National Practice Leader - Transportation Design
Company: CDM Smith
Location: Sterling Heights
Posted on: November 16, 2023
Join CDM Smith as a Transportation Design Practice Leader within
our Transportation Services Group (TSG)! The Practice Leader is a
global technical and sales role with responsibility for growing the
business through technical advancement, innovative applications,
and luminescence. As a thought leader at CDM Smith you will present
visionary and influential views on Transportation Design within our
practices both internally and to our clients. This includes all
aspects of roadway, highway, freeway, bridge, and multimodal
surface transportation design including conceptual, intermediate,
and final design projects, design-build, engineering services
during construction, and design-related technology and software.
You will have and build strong relationships with DOT clients.
As the Practice Leader and visionary, you would contribute to CDM
Smith's growth by:
Advancing the practice through technical ingenuity, innovation, and
growing top-line sales.
Positioning us technically, ahead of challenges being recognized in
Collaborating with the client service units, pre-positioning for
major pursuits by identifying and showcasing our technical
Partnering with sales and technical leadership to build
relationships with DOT, other transportation agencies, and local
clients, with an ability to work successfully across markets.
Leading technical luminescence activities including conference
presentations, technical papers, and webinars.
Recruiting and retaining strategic technical talent and the best
and brightest employees.
Developing, mentoring, and guiding technical specialists and
discipline leaders within the practice and driving innovative ideas
for research and development.
Embracing continuous improvement, a culture of quality,
accountability to commitments, and CDM Smiths Core Values and
challenge the status quo.
Embracing the continuous search and application of innovative
technologies that provide CDM Smith with a competitive edge and
allow us to help our clients solve challenging problems and to do
more for less.
Embracing the opportunities afforded by a matrix organization and
leveraging its advantages to grow the firm while keeping our
existing clients CDM Smith clients.
National Practice Leader - Transportation Design
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.
Proven leadership and visionary abilities.
Promotes a culture of collaboration, quality, and leading by
example through CDM Smiths Vision and Core Values.
Strongly demonstrates CDM Smiths Leadership Competencies of
Promoting a High-Performance Culture, Trust and Accountability,
Building Alliances, and Continuous Improvement.
Drives staff engagement, retention, hiring and development within
Is an exemplary service provider to both our external and internal
Demonstrates a strong understanding of the business (e.g.,
utilization, project profitability, overhead, staffing, etc.).
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
**Why CDM Smith?:**
Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here!
**Join Us! CDM Smith where amazing career journeys 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 its a priority that the company takes
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
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.
**Amount of Travel Required:**
**Visa Sponsorship Available:**
No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for
**Skills and Abilities:**
Expert Knowledge of computer assisted design and drafting (CADD) 3D
and 4D software and practices. Expert Knowledge of engineer
principles of design. Expert Knowledge of Microsoft business
software (excel, word, etc.). Excellent verbal and written
communications skills. Expert knowledge of federal, state and local
regulations. Basic knowledge of design standards (AASHTO, NACTO,
**Background Check and Drug Testing Information:**
CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter
collectively referred to as 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.
All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply
to this position.
**Work Location Options:**
Hybrid Work Options may be considered for successful
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