Carlos Claros, PE, PMP
Carlos Claros is a lead process engineer and project manager specializing in delivering industrial water and wastewater treatment solutions for clients in the refinery, chemical, oil and gas and food and beverage sectors. “I am inspired by the multifaceted water and environmental challenges that affect these industries,” he says. “We face an era of rapid change, so I motivate my teams to keep abreast of new technologies and processes that can help us serve our clients better.”
His responsibilities encompass project management, design delivery, process solutions, and business development. He manages all phases of front-end engineering and design from FEL1 conceptualization through FEL-3 deliverables, and leads process engineering, commissioning, and start-up for EPC/Design-Build projects.
Some of his proudest projects include design-build of an industrial wastewater pretreatment system for Lubrizol and design-build of a process water treatment and return plant for J.R. Simplot.
“I joined CDM Smith because of the firm’s strong commitment to growing our industrial water and wastewater business, which aligned with my goals,” he says. “I enjoy helping clients develop solutions by getting engaged in the early phases of project development and then taking responsibility for delivering those solutions.”