About Us

About Us
CDM Smith is a global privately-owned environment and water firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, mining and oil and gas. In 1947, CDM Smith was founded with a commitment to maintaining the constant pursuit of excellence, placing responsibility to our clients second only to the responsibility to the public. By staying true to this promise for more than 70 years, we've forged tremendous, long-standing relationships, believing responsiveness is the foundation of serving our clients. With the power of independence, we make decisions based on what's best for our clients and our employees, not outside investors. We reinvest in our people, tools and technology to find better solutions and foster amazing careers. Whether you're an employee, client, partner or stakeholder - we're the people you want to be working with. We are CDM Smith.
Meet CDM Smith

Meet CDM Smith and learn more about our innovative projects, our commitment to a sustainable future and our dedicated employees who provide lasting solutions to meet your needs.

Our Vision

CDM Smith will be a global water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities firm committed to exceptional client service to improve the natural and built envi­ron­ments.

To achieve our vision, we will:

  • Offer pre-eminent solutions  that set the standard for exceptional value and service.
  • Aim to be the employer of choice by providing superior service to our clients.
  • Be a global firm that is financially strong and will grow through the technical performance of our people. 

Facts About CDM Smith Australia

We deliver solutions for complex challenges across Australia, backed by a global team.

CDM Smith in Australia – CDM Smith Australia has over 85 consultants, all of whom are recognised for their expertise and commitment to achieving client outcomes. With ultimate respon­si­bil­ity for our activities in Australia, upholding the highest levels of technical excellence, account­abil­ity to client service and resourcing solutions, safety leadership and quality.

World Head­quar­ters 
Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts/USA 

Established – 1947 as a partnership; incor­po­rated in 1970

Employees – More than 5,000 working from offices worldwide 

Ownership – CDM Smith is employee owned, instilling pride in our work and allowing us the freedom and inde­pen­dence to put our clients first. CDM Smith will remain a privately owned firm, free to determine our own direction, committed to building a stronger enterprise for each future generation

Services – CDM Smith offers full services—consulting, engineering, construc­tion and operations —across the project life cycle in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities.