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CDM Smith Mechanical Engineer 7 (Regional Team Leader) in Iowa City, Iowa


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Job Description:

Due to our growth, the Infrastructure Services Group has an immediate need for a Regional Team Leader (RTL) responsible for innovative, sustainable, and energy-efficient facilities services for the Building Mechanical Team.

CDM Smith is one of the world’s top design firms, providing innovative and creative solutions for our clients and assisting them in achieving successful outcomes on their most important water, infrastructure, environmental and transportation programs. We provide innovative, sustainable, and energy-efficient facilities for our clients, their employees, and their communities. Our services include MEP/Energy, Facilities/Architecture, Automation, O&M, Geotechnical, and Structural.

The Regional Team Leader is responsible for supervising a team of employees and provides mentoring, training, and leadership to inspire the team to achieve their optimal performance.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide strong leadership to help drive a strong culture and foster engagement while supporting the firm’s vision framework

  • Retain our best and brightest and support your employees’ career journey

  • Actively participate in your team members’ career paths, including identifying and completing appropriate training, achieving professional registration/certification, and assigning challenging projects

  • Select suitable mentors for your employees as part of the Career Compass Program

  • Celebrate team members at important milestones (i.e., work anniversaries, promotions, professional registration, etc.)

  • Conduct timely and effective annual performance appraisals, coordinating with technical mentors, project managers, Technical Delivery Managers (TDM), and others

  • Leverage your team’s participation in the Community of Practice

  • Recruit, interview, and hire new employees to support project workload and overall firm growth

  • Create a culture of personal ownership for quality of work product

  • Coordinate workload within the Infrastructure Services Group and utilization goals for the individuals on your team

  • Manage the team’s financial performance to include utilization, direct labor, and profitability

  • Deliver appropriate sales support, as coordinated with the TDM and Discipline Leaders

  • Approve time sheets and expense reports in a timely manner

  • Ensure your team members complete all required training on time

  • Ensure your team members are compliant with CDM Smith’s QMP and Health & Safety procedures for project delivery

Job Title:

Mechanical Engineer 7 (Regional Team Leader)



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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Architectural or Chemical Engineering, or in Engineering Technology or related discipline. Professional engineering (PE) license.

  • 12 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:

  • Prior leadership experience

  • Able to promote a culture of collaboration, quality, and leading by example through CDM Smith’s Vision and Core Values.

  • Ability to demonstrate CDM Smith’s Leadership Competencies of Promoting a High-Performance Culture, Trust and Accountability, Building Alliances, and Continuous Improvement.

  • Prior experience providing exemplary service to both our external and internal clients.

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the business (e.g., utilization, project profitability, overhead, staffing, etc.)

  • Master’s 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

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.