About Us

About Us
CDM Smith is a global privately owned engineering and construc­tion firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities. In 1947, CDM Smith was founded with a commitment to maintain the constant pursuit of excellence, placing respon­si­bil­ity to our clients second only to respon­si­bil­ity to the public. By staying true to this promise for 75 years, we’ve forged tremendous, long-standing rela­tion­ships, believing respon­sive­ness is the foundation of serving our clients. With the power of inde­pen­dence, we make decisions based on what’s best for our clients and our employees, not outside investors. We reinvest in our people, tools and technology to find better solutions and foster amazing careers. Whether you’re an employee, client, partner or stakeholder – we’re the people you want to be working with. We are CDM Smith. 

Meet CDM Smith

Meet CDM Smith and learn more about our innovative projects, our commitment to a sustainable future and our dedicated employees who provide lasting solutions to meet your needs.

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Our employees are the heart of our company. We are committed to fostering amazing careers in a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment.

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See why we're the best, brightest & boldest

Our leadership team has balanced repre­sen­ta­tion from all facets of the engineering and construc­tion business, and is determined to deliver exceptional service with honesty and trans­parency.

We are family of profes­sion­als improving the environment and infra­struc­ture in a place that is committed to offering an unmatched employee experience.

Vision & Values
Our vision and core values guide every one of our decisions to be the best employer and deliver our legendary client service and solutions.

Inclusion & Diversity
Our employees are the heart and soul of our company, and our inclusive working environment lets everyone feel they can be their best self and learn from each other.

CDM Smith Cares
We are global citizens, answering the call of those in distressed communities, helping others to help themselves, and creating legacies of hope for future generations.


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We're proud that the industry's smartest and experienced experts call CDM Smith home. We want you to meet them.
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We truly care about our clients. We take on their challenges as our own. And we deliver success by providing a legendary client experience every time

Facts About CDM Smith

World Head­quar­ters
75 State Street 
Suite 701 
Boston, MA 02109 USA 
Tel: + 1.617.452.6000 
Fax: + 1.617.345.3901

  • Established in 1947 as a partnership; incor­po­rated in 1970.

  • More than 5,000 employees working from offices worldwide.

  • CDM Smith is employee owned, instilling pride in our work and allowing us the freedom and inde­pen­dence to put our clients first. CDM Smith will remain a privately owned firm, free to determine our own direction, committed to building a stronger enterprise for each future generation.

  • CDM Smith provides services through the following major business units: North America Unit; Federal Services Unit; and Inter­na­tional Unit. These units are supported by the Technical Services Unit and the Construc­tion Unit—all working together to deliver integrated engineering and construc­tion services worldwide.

  • CDM Smith offers full services—consulting, engineering, construc­tion and operations—across the project life cycle in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities.