Dr Carola Zeig is a CDM Smith international expert specialised in integrated solid waste management, water resource management and recovery. She is a graduate engineer in civil engineering and economics and holds a doctorate degree in civil engineering (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany). With more than fifteen years of work experience she was project manager, researcher and technical expert in several projects (within the international development and financial cooperation) in Europe, the Balkans, Caucasus and Asia. Her key qualifications are the connection of economic and technological issues in the field of infrastructure systems such as integrated solid waste management, wastewater treatment, disposal and water and energy supply. Her extensive experiences include inter alia concept and feasibility studies, status quo analysis, forecasts and site analysis, sector and master plans, catalogs of measures, system solutions, vulnerability and financial analysis, as well as risk management. Dr Zeig’s areas of expertise also covers various engagements as international consultant managing interdisciplinary project teams, leading workshops and steering group meetings as well as ensuring the successful implementation of projects.
Why CDM Smith? Because I see a variety of application and development opportunities in this company.
What inspires you? The implementation of an elaborated solution, the exchange within the team and a positive feedback.
What feedback from your customer has spurred you on the most? Within the international cooperation, you encounters many different cultures. Perception, communication and behaviors can vary widely. The moment when you realize that the working environment is relaxing and an open and welcoming atmosphere is created is the most motivating feedback for me.
What's your tip for young engineers? Exchange ideas with your colleagues, dare to ask questions and offer yourself!