Katja Amstätter holds a degree in chemistry with a focus on environmental chemistry. Moreover, she received her doctoral degree in geomicrobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany in 2008. Subsequently, she received a postdoctoral scholarship at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, which gave her the opportunity to spend two years at the Norwegian Environmental Technology Department. There, she was able to gain exciting insights into innovative remediation techniques. In her seven years with CDM Smith, Katja Amstätter has been involved in more than 40 projects as a specialist in environmental chemistry. She works as senior consultant in the field of environment/energy and as head of knowledge management. With her structured and organised working style, she is constantly contributing to the success of major projects.
Why do you work for CDM Smith?
CDM Smith not only offers an attractive project portfolio, but is also an important engineering office in the European context with an increasing number of international projects. That makes the company an exciting employer for me.
What is your favorite part of your job?
To develop creative solutions based on the individual wealth of experience together with my colleagues. Presenting these solutions in a comprehensible way and justifying them is also an aspect I particularly enjoy.
How might clients describe you?
They would definitely say that I have integrity and that I am client-oriented.
What is your personal motto?
Always keep the curiosity for the unknown and the joy of what you do.
The certainty that our work has positive effects on our environment is truly inspiring.
Scholarship (NGI) for postdoctoral stay, Geotechnical Institute in Norway
Expertise in sampling of waste and deposited materials according to LAGA PN 98, CDM Smith
Advanced training "Investigation of waste, soil materials and materials from contaminated sites", BEW
Further training "The new AwSV - Consequences for plant operators", bvse Bildungszentrum, Germany