Ralf Röser studied geology because he was interested in natural sciences. He now heads the environment and energy as well as field and laboratory business divisions at CDM Smith. As an expert in redevelopment, his activities are focused on consultancy, planning, project management and project management. He is interested in resolving complex problems strategically and analytically—a skill which he displayed, for example, in the revitalisation of the former industrial harbor in Offenbach, Germany. Amongst other things, he developed a strategy for the post-industrial era of the site that allowed for necessary remediation measures while maximising freedom for investors. In addition, he is responsible for specific technical services supporting the development of the site.
What does it mean to you that CDM Smith is a privately owned company? Decisions are not influenced by lenders. This gives us every opportunity to participate in market developments.
Which one of CDM Smith’s core values do you identify with most and why? Shared responsibility—I see this corporate asset as a vital prerequisite in meeting challenges and changes over time, using suitable strategies.
What client feedback has stimulated you most? "I’m not yet completely satisfied with this result." I appreciate challenges and demanding customers.
What’s your personal motto? Always think positive.
We solve complex problems without interface losses.
German Professional Association of Geoscientists (BDG)
German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA)
Engineering Association for Redevelopment and Remediation (ITVA)
Association of German Security Engineers (VDSI)