Ruairi O’Carroll is a chartered engineer with 20 years experience in the management and delivery of environmental and engineering projects. As Managing Director of CDM Smith’s office in Dublin, he oversees the work of our environmental engineers and scientists in Ireland on ongoing projects for government departments, local authorities, regulatory bodies and the private sector. His experience includes the preparation of feasibility studies, preliminary reports and assessment studies for a range of water and environmental projects and he has extensive expertise in the preparation of tender documents, procurement and contract management for a variety of projects. He has also supported programme management units and contributed to regional planning studies, national policy documents, environmental impact assessments and strategic environmental assessments for several infrastructure and project types.
Why CDM Smith? Working with CDM Smith has involved me in complex and interesting projects, let me collaborate with colleagues from across our global organisation and given me the opportunity to work for some great clients, who set high standards but trust in us to deliver.
What is your favourite part of your job? The start of new projects is an exciting and dynamic time, but nothing beats the satisfaction of closing out a project where you know the job has been done well.
Which one of CDM Smith’s core values (excellence, initiative, shared commitment, integrity, and teamwork) do you identify with most and why? Initiative: our clients trust us not only to deliver their projects, but also to anticipate on their behalf the issues coming down the tracks.
In your view, what is the added value of CDM Smith for our customers? The CDM Smith way of working ensures that the experts most suited to advising on an issue are available to our clients and our projects, regardless of geography.
My job is to ensure that our clients receive services of the highest standard.
Chartered Engineer: Institution of Engineers of Ireland (2004)
Member, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)