Cultural Diversity Makes a Difference

Cultural Diversity Makes a Difference
As a global orga­ni­za­tion with more than 125 offices across the world, our employees come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. By creating an internal culture where everyone feels welcome and treated fairly, we can connect with each other and our clients to create innovative solutions, deliver excellent client service and embrace sound business practices. This aligns with our goal of becoming the employer of choice by attracting and retaining the industry’s top talent to lead our orga­ni­za­tion to long-term sustained and profitable growth. As our business services have grown and diversified across the world, we remain committed to having an inclusive workplace where everyone is valued for his or her ideas, experiences and contri­bu­tions.

Our DE&I Philosophy

As a global company, CDM Smith values everyone’s voice, by creating a sense of inclu­sive­ness; respecting the unique needs, viewpoints and potential of our employees; and providing continuous learning oppor­tu­ni­ties that empower all of us to be our best together as “One CDM Smith.” We will do this by:

  • Embracing and growing from the diverse perspec­tives, backgrounds, and strengths of our employees
  • Creating teams that reflect the areas we work and live and promote equitable solutions for our clients and communities
  • Providing oppor­tu­ni­ties to maximize talents, skills and diversity within our workforce
  • Demon­strat­ing account­abil­ity and commitment to advancing our DE&I efforts
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WTS Award 2020
WTS Award 2020 Florida
WTS Award 2020 Kansas City

Building an Inclusive Environment

Our employees are the heart and soul of our company, so creating an inclusive working environment where everyone feels they can be their best self, share their points-of-view and learn from each other, ultimately, positions our firm to make a greater impact in the communities we serve.
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Reboot Re-Entry Program for Veterans

Industry-Leading Career Re-Entry Program

We believe that cultivating and supporting a diverse workforce means supporting people through their entire career. Career journeys are often not linear and have to ebb and flow with our life events and choices. That's why, at CDM Smith, we've established the Reboot Re-Entry Program to help profes­sion­als return work after taking 2 or more years off.

The 16-week program is a paid, full-time, temporary opportunity to help profes­sion­als train and rejoin peers in their field. CDM Smith now offers two tracks of the program: Reboot for STEM profes­sion­als and Reboot for U.S. veterans. We aim to help skilled profes­sion­als integrate into their civilian careers through the support of colleagues, managers, mentors and training programs. Why? Because a resume gap is not a reason to overlook talented people that can bring value to our teams.

Learn more about our Reboot Re-Entry Program.

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CDM Smith Donations Support DE&I
CDM Smith donated $100,000 to organizations that are championing diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about our impact!
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A Culture of Caring
CDM Smith Cares is an employee-led volunteer outreach program fostering community development, promoting education and supporting multi-cultural programs.
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Rosa Parks Award Winners
WTS Houston recently honored CDM Smith for significant contributions in promoting diversity and cultural awareness within the transportation industry.

Recruiting the Best

One of our major recruiting objectives is to ensure that our workforce reflects the communities we live in and serve. To accomplish this, we have developed partnerships with diverse student organization chapters and universities, such as the:

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University—a historically black college or university (HBCU)
  • Society of Military Engineers (SAME)

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CDM Smith recruiting staff at Georgia Tech!

Interested in joining our growing team of profes­sion­als?
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Visit our Careers page to learn more about our opportunities, apply or join our talent network.
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See a list of upcoming career fairs and events CDM Smith is scheduled to attend. Pre-register for an event near you.
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Learning for Tomorrow

Through CDM Smith University, we offer a variety of virtual and instructor-led courses, including:

  • Multi-Gener­a­tional Team Management
  • Diversity Recruiting
  • Managing Diversity

We continue to review and update our course offerings to provide managers and employees with the tools necessary to support a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Our commitment to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment

CDM Smith is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and retaliation (victimization), and providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants in accordance with governing laws in the countries in which we operate. All employees will be treated with dignity and respect and receive fair and consistent treatment regardless of where they work.