About Us

CDM Smith is a global privately owned engineering and construction firm providing excellent client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. CDM Smith was founded more than 70 years ago. In this time we have forged tremendous, long-standing relationships, believing responsiveness is the foundation of serving our clients. With an innate passion for client satisfaction and the power of independence, we make decisions based on what’s best for our clients and our employees, not outside investors. We constantly reinvest in our people, tools and technology to find better solutions and foster outstanding 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

Listen. Think. Deliver.

At CDM Smith, our commitment to exceptional client service drives everything we do. We understand that each client has a unique set of challenges, finite resources and multiple goals.

Listen. We listen carefully to our clients.

Think. We think about the best approach from the big picture to the smallest details.

Deliver. We deliver integrated solutions that meet each client´s need.

Our Core Values

We asked our employees to describe our core values.
Here is what they said

We believe in honest and respectful inter­ac­tions with our clients, colleagues and community. We proudly stand behind all that we do.

Shared Commitment
We hold ourselves and each other accountable to do and be our very best. We expect a lot from CDM Smith and the firm expects a lot from each of us.

We are empowered to act and make an impact. Leadership at all levels is valued and expected.

Working together allows us to achieve even greater results for our clients and ourselves. We believe in building rela­tion­ships and fostering collab­o­ra­tion.

We give our all to everything we do. Superior performance is the bar we set for ourselves every day.


Our Vision

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

To achieve our vision, we will be:

  • Pre-eminent in the eyes of clients by delivering the right total solutions and setting the standard for exceptional value and service.
  • The employer of choice by providing superior oppor­tu­ni­ties for the best people in the industry.
  • A full-service, global firm that is financially strong and growing through the business and technical performance of our people. 
Successful enterprises have a vision of who they are, why they succeed, and where they are going ... shared values and principles that guide them through changing markets and unrelenting competition.

Facts About CDM Smith

As part of a global team, we are delivering solutions for complex challenges in Europe and on all continents.

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

Clients – Public clients, industrial, investors, and donor organisations

CDM Smith in Europe – CDM Smith Europe GmbH (registered HRB 6350, Local court Bochum/Germany) with operating units in Germany, Ireland and Poland, and offices in Luxembourg and Turkey