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CDM Smith Electrical Engineer 6 in Boston, Massachusetts


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Job Description:

Are you passionate about leading MEP/energy-driven projects?

Do you love helping clients design spaces that will transform the end user’s experience?

If you’re an electrical engineer with a desire to provide technical leadership on MEP/energy-driven project design teams, this could be a great fit!

CDM Smith is one of the world’s top design, program management, and construction management firms, providing innovative and creative solutions for our clients and assisting them in achieving successful outcomes on their water, infrastructure, environmental, and transportation programs.

We are looking for a senior-level electrical engineer who has extensive experience in leading multi-discipline, electrical-driven projects to fill the role of Project Technical Leader (PTL) to advance our growth in the MEP/energy market. The PTL’s role is to develop and drive the technical vision of the project, working closely with the Project Manager (PM) and reporting directly to the PM. The PTL is responsible for the coordination of the technical content of projects, with a focus on preemptive, preventive, and proactive approaches to delivery that mitigate rework and/or errors.

As a PTL-focused senior electrical engineer, you will provide senior-level expertise for current and future MEP/energy projects and be a contributor to CDM Smith’s transformational growth in the electrification market. As the PTL on projects you will be responsible for the following six key aspects of project delivery:

• Drive the project's technical vision.

• Drive the cascading flow of information and decisions required to execute the project scope across a team with diverse skill sets.

• Ensure that the right technical skill sets are on the project at the correct time.

• Drive the technical accuracy of all work products.

• Devise a corrective action plan in conjunction with the PM if/when challenges present themselves.

• Mentor and develop technical project staff.

• Be most successful in a flexible and remote work environment.

We are open to hybrid schedules for this position. This position can also be based out of our Orlando, Dallas, Fairfax, or Chicago CDM Smith office.

Job Title:

Electrical Engineer 6



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or Electrical Technology or related discipline. Professional engineering (PE) license. 10 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:

Project Management Professional (PMP)

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?:

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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 it’s 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:

Massachusetts - Boston

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

Skills and Abilities:

• Comprehensive knowledge and multi-discipline experience in planning, designing, and managing large-scale federal and municipal MEP/energy projects.

• Experience with Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC).

• Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with clients and employees effectively, persuasively, and tactfully at all levels.

• Ability to understand highly complex technical, professional, and business materials.

• Experience in multiple project delivery types, including design-build, design-bid-build, construction manager at risk, etc.

• Proficient in reading and interpreting contracts, drawings, and specifications.

• Ability to leverage a matrix organization to build relationships and drive desired results.

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.

Additional Compensation:

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 candidate.