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TECHNICAL SPECIALIST FOCUS: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

LEVEL DOING TECHNICAL WORK PROJECT EXECUTION SALES& MARKETING


MENTORING & STAFF
DEVLPMT
CONTR. TO FIRM'SSTATURE
MASTERY Author/leader in the
development of a CDM
Smith standard of
practice and/or
guideline,
Developer of widely
used technical tool.
Appointed by firm as a
technical leader in a
specialty area.
Called upon to solve the
most complex technical
problems.
Manages the execution
of the firm's most
complex tasks in area(s)
of expertise within
budget and schedule
parameters, often using
resources from multiple
offices.
Lead practitioner, or
equivalent for multi-
unit/location/discipline
program (i.e., the firm's
largest and most
complex projects or
programs).
Active member of
firmwide strategic
market task force or
appointed as division
market leader.
Assists in contract
negotiations and advises
project teams.
Achieves sales targets in
market area as shown in
"Thanker/Thankee"
report.
Has history of identifying
technical
innovations/project
approaches that lead to
project wins.
Delivers papers
nationally in direct
support of CDM Smith
market strategy.
Is routinely requested to
attend sales/marketing
calls with existing and
potential clients.
Is sought internally as
national expert.
Skills provide CDM Smith
with distinct advantage
over the competition.
Leads technology
transfer (e.g., through
activity on the discipline
forum, lunchtime
seminars, etc.).
Mentors mid-level staff.
Has demonstrated
success as a mentor.
CDM Smith University
course developer and
instructor,
Discipline leader or
subdiscipline leader.
Embraces diversity,
Provides quality input
into PFDFs and
appraisals of technical
staff.
Conducts quality
appraisals as requested.
Presents at national
conference(s)
Directs submittal to
national awards
competition and wins
award.
Called upon externally by
clients/prof.
organizations and/or
journals to speak about
the most complex issues
in his/her area of
expertise.
Lead author of
peer-reviewed paper,
trade journal article, or
conf. paper.
Principal investigator on
industry-funded research
proj. (AWWARF, WERF').
Leader (i.e., Tech.
Advisor, Lead
Practitioner, QA Officer,
or equivalent) of
national award- winning
project.
Technical committee
chair of national
organization.
AAEE certification, or
equivalent
TECHNICAL SPECIALIST FOCUS: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
LEVEL DOING TECHNICAL WORK PROJECT EXECUTION SALES& MARKETING
MENTORING & STAFF
DEVLPMT
CONTR. TO FIRM'SSTATURE
PRACTICE Participates in the
development of
standards or guidelines.
Discipline-appointed
champion or caretaker
of technology or tool.
Called upon to solve
technical problems of
average complexity.
Delivers high-quality
work as a technical task
leader.
Holds required
professional
engineering (PE) license
in home state or
required state.
Has an MS or PhD.
Successfully manages
project tasks to
completion.
Local/unit-level lead
practitioner or
equivalent,
Has completed PM1
courses and passed
exam.
Recognized as key
sales/marketing resource
at the unit or local level.
Serves as area market
leader or some
equivalent position.
Provides consistent,
cost-effective and
responsive solutions to
proposal team.
Assists with contract
negotiations.
Understands and
supports CDM Smith's
negotiations and wins
processes.
Involved in continuing
ed. activities.
Subdiscipline leader.
Contributes content to
discipline site.
Co-authors
papers/presentations
with junior-level staff.
Serves as mentor to
junior-level staff who
have declared
themselves to be
oriented toward the
Technical Specialist focus
of the Degreed Technical
Professional path.
Provides quality input
to PFDFs and
performance appraisals.
Conducts quality
appraisals a requested.
CDM Smith University
instructor.
Staff actively solicit this
person's advice and
input.
Embraces diversity.
Contributing author of
peer-reviewed paper,
trade journal article, or
conference paper.
Invited participant in
recognized external
technically oriented
organizations.
Technical committee
chair of local
organization or member
of national committee.
TECHNICAL SPECIALIST FOCUS: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
LEVEL DOING TECHNICAL WORK PROJECT EXECUTION SALES& MARKETING
MENTORING & STAFF
DEVLPMT
CONTR. TO FIRM'SSTATURE
FOUNDATION Has a well-established
understanding of
proven technical
solutions in their
preferred technical
area.
Called upon to solve
technical problems of
minimum complexity.
Still has wide range of
technical focus.
Holds necessary
professional
registration(s) or
certification(s).
Qualified by education
to function at this level
Completes assignments
on time and within
budget.
Completes PM
fundamentals and taking
PM1 training modules.
Participates in sales calls.
Works as directed on
proposals.
Helps to prepare capture
plans.
Participates in discipline
forums.
Connects with entry-
level staff that will likely
pursue the technical
specialist path (e.g.,
entry-level PhDs.).
Serves as mentor to new
junior-level staff.
Embraces diversity.
Participates in and
presents at local
technical society
meetings and
conferences.
Coauthors paper and/or
technical professional
publications/forums.
Member of appropriate
professional
organization/societies.