In the world of solid waste engineering, Aamod Sonawane has surely secured a spot at the top of the heap. For more than 14 years, he has been finding solutions to every solid waste problem imaginable, from liner design to construction services for pump station and pipeline projects to leachate collection and treatment. As a board certified environmental engineer (BCEE) Aamod continues to operate in his tireless style, addressing his client's urgent needs with enthusiasm and experience. Only recently, after taking stock of his career thus far, did he realize he has successfully completed nearly 1,000 projects.
Why CDM Smith? I had a huge fascination with environmental engineering as I was growing up. I was fortunate to earn my MS degree at UCF with Dr. Reinhart (aka the Landfill Lady) as my advisor. Right after graduation, CDM Smith provided me the opportunity to apply that knowledge to real world issues and challenges. CDM Smith, which is a relatively big company but also functions as a family, gave me the perfect platform to launch a successful career.
What inspires you? To be able to sleep well at night thinking I did something good today that has a positive impact on human health and the environment in which we live.
I had a huge fascination with environmental engineering as I was growing up.
Aamod was the youngest person to serve as the Director of the Landfill Management Technical Division in the history of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).