Welcome to CDM Smith.

About Us

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service engineering and construction firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Our client base focuses on government and industry. The firm is distinguished by our leadership and flexibility in design-build and alternative delivery approaches for environmental and infrastructure projects. 
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.

Our Vision

We will be the best, brightest and boldest in the industry. Client focused, employee centered, technically superior, independent and strong.

Forward Perspectives: Tim Wall Forward Persepectives: Tim Wall
Getting to know Tim Wall
We took a deep-dive into the mind of CDM Smith's new CEO and Chairman Tim Wall and heard his plans to shape the firm's future with vibrant enthusiasm and calculated risk-taking. 

Our Commitment to Quality

Quality - Ex­cel­lence de­liv­ered—is achieved through CDM Smith's culture of high ex­pec­ta­tions and our rigorous program of quality man­age­ment through lead­er­ship, processes and training.

Lead­er­ship - Re­spon­si­ble for leading quality man­age­ment at CDM Smith, Chief Quality Officer Douglas Updike reports directly to the President. He leads a network of quality managers in all business units who inspire, manage, and audit quality and client sat­is­fac­tion in all our work.

Processes - CDM Smith adheres to a rigorous and com­pre­hen­sive quality man­age­ment program, with detailed quality manuals, project tech­ni­cal reviews, and con­tin­u­ous quality mon­i­tor­ing for the life of the project. We gather feedback through client audits and sat­is­fac­tion surveys, and share lessons learned as a process for con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment.

Training and Certi­fi­ca­tion - Through CDM Smith Uni­ver­sity (ac­cred­ited by the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion and Training), we provide rigorous training and certi­fi­ca­tion for our client sales leaders, project managers, tech­ni­cal pro­fes­sion­als, and ad­min­is­tra­tive staff. Our tech­ni­cal pro­fes­sion­als also col­lab­o­rate through a dis­ci­pline-based network, con­duct­ing research and de­vel­op­ment and sharing knowl­edge and best prac­tices across the firm.

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.