Dr. Jon Hunt
Dr. Hunt is a professional geologist (EurGeol, PGeo) and project manager, with over 15 years of experience in the geological/quarrying/mining sector, with a further 7 years management experience. His industrial experience includes mineralogy, expert witness, management of large-scale and small-scale projects, mentoring of junior and senior staff members and leadership of groups and offices. He has been involved with a variety of national and international projects (North America, Australia, Africa, Asia) including management and teaching. Jon Hunt's greatest sources of inspiration are honesty, integrity, sharing enthusiasm and global thinking. To him, CDM Smith's tag line "listen.think.deliver" is a slogan that clients as well as colleagues can easily identify with in a project's lifecycle. Based on his personal motto "why not?" he has developed an explorative working style that also reflects on the advice Jon Hunt gives young engineers: "Do not fear the unknown; explore it. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination."
Why CDM Smith? After searching for a company that aligns with my values and some resulting discussions with some of my current colleagues here at CDM Smith I easily came to the conclusion that this company was a great place to work. I especially appreciate that I can learn from my colleagues and contribute my experience.
Which project do you particularly like to remember and why? A short one day project at Port Botany, Sydney. The geophysical surveying methods used provided the client with a clear indication of what was required for an excavation plan – focused scope with client input and excellent results.
Why did you want to become a geologist? As a geologist I have always loved the outdoors, the way the earth works and our interactions with it.
What makes your life richer? My kids, sunsets and sunrises along the Wild Atlantic Way and sharing them with friends.