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CDM Smith Bridge Practice Leader in Missoula, Montana


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Job Description:

*This position can be based in any of our CDM Smith, US-based offices.

-As a Bridge Practice Leader you will support the firm’s vision for Transformational Growth, and help implement our primary mission of providing clients with technically excellent work products, demonstrating ingenuity across the markets we serve, and building an employee experience that welcomes and retains the best, brightest, and boldest.

-You will be a global technical and sales cohort with the responsibility for growing the Bridge Practice through technical advancement, innovative applications, and luminescence.

-As a Practice Leader you will position us technically, ahead of a problem (or solution) being recognized in the marketplace, collaborate with the client service units, pre-position for major pursuits by identifying and showcasing our technical differentiators, grow sales with sales leaders and CCI project developers, as well as recruit and retain the best and brightest employees with the goal to hire 1-2 strategic hires each year.

-You will have personal involvement in the capture of high-profile strategic projects and be expected to achieve year-over-year CoP growth.

-You will lead the Bridge Practice group as well as connect and grow technical specialists and discipline leaders within the group with the full support of the Executive Leadership Team and Unit Presidents.

-Will provide oversight and expert technical direction on structural analyses and designs for reinforced concrete, structural steel, reinforced masonry, and other metal structures of high complexity to meet client project requirements.

-Directs the development of models, drawings, and specifications. Reviews draft designs for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and signs off on completed designs.

-Coordinates designs with other engineering disciplines. Ensures that firm policies and practices are followed on all designs.

-Attends and presents at conferences, symposia, etc. to improve the visibility of the firm's products and services in collaboration with applicable sales staff.

-Acts as the primary point of contact for external client and related industry contact.

-Collaborates with clients and government officials to clarify technical questions and updates project management as necessary.

-Performs other duties as required. Provides technical guidance and training to more junior staff. Mentors more junior staff and develops them for future growth within the discipline and firm. Supervises the work of all levels of engineers on project work.

Job Title:

Bridge Practice Leader



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

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Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in Civil, Architectural 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.

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?:

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 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:

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 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.

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.