Hydrogeological and hazardous waste site investigation expert Ernest Ashley has been involved with some of the industry’s largest and most impressive remediation programs for over 30 years. With a resume that includes the development of state-of-the-science bedrock characterization techniques and implementation of an immense in situ treatment sediment treatment plan, Ernest has had a hand in several of CDM Smith’s most important environmental projects. Through his involvement in organizations like the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, Ernest has helped spread the word about innovative environmental technologies that reduce compliance costs and maximize cleanup efficacy.
How might clients describe you? As a good communicator and collaborator with a depth of knowledge and experience.
What inspires you? Our core values—shared commitment, teamwork, excellence, initiative and integrity. They really form the foundation for a great work place. Doing work that really makes a difference and working with truly good people makes the work very rewarding.
What is the best part of your work day? When I can share some of my experience and expertise with our junior staff.
What’s something that you enjoy doing on your day off? Being outdoors: skiing, sailing, mountain biking and hiking.
As a team, we share our commitment to excellence. The people I work with exhibit initiative and integrity every day.
Ernest is a Board Certified Environmental Scientist with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).