Geologist Arnold Pettera has 23 years’ experience in contaminated site exploration and remediation as well as in groundwater modelling, and works at CDM Smith as an environmental and energy engineering specialist. He has worked on a variety of projects in Germany, such as the remediation of the old "coal belt bridge" deposit in Stuttgart’s drinking water and medicinal spring protection zone, the on-site BTEX contamination remediation at a former aircraft production plant, and the Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) remediation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the groundwater. One particular project makes him especially proud, however – converting a former terry-towel weaving mill into a residential area. The Alte Weberei Lustnau brownfield redevelopment project received an award from the state of Baden Württemberg in 2016.
Why CDM Smith? The project variety and the tremendously collegial environment.
What is your favorite part of your job? Creative thinking and developing unconventional ideas and solutions.
Which one of CDM Smith’s core values (excellence, initiative, shared commitment, integrity, and teamwork) do you identify with most and why? Teamwork enables us to strive for, and achieve, the best possible result for our customers.
What are the characteristics of your work style? I consider myself resilient, efficient and target-oriented in my work style.
“listen. think. deliver.” highlights to me to the importance of finding out what the client really needs.
Did you know?
Arnold Pettera's project "Alte Weberei" in the German city of Tübingen received the brownfield redevelopment award from the state of Baden-Württemberg in 2016. In their statement, the prize jury found that: “Beyond the complex project development itself, intelligent solutions were found for the challenging contamination remediation project on factory areas and in filled river branches, as well as solutions for watercourse and flood protection.”