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Hampik Dekermenjian, PE

Senior Vice President, Water Services Group Manager 

With over 25 years of experience working in the water industry, Hampik Dekermenjian is known for his analysis, development and implementation of plans in the fields of water resources, engineering, information technology (IT) management and operation systems. His experience managing water distribution infrastructures has led to the assurance of safe and reliable water services for countless communities in the western U.S. Previous work on projects for the city of Los Angeles have allowed Hampik to utilize his relationships with key stakeholders and environmental organizations to improve water quality, provide water supply through infiltration and foster resiliency. 

What inspires you? I’m inspired by the people around me. I’m constantly meeting our brilliant talent across the country and I’m amazed by their passion for improving communities and the environment, their understanding of our global challenges, and their thoughtfulness for each other.  When I experience that, I challenge myself to perform in such a way that it would make them proud and me worthy to be in my role.

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How might clients describe you? I hope that they will describe me as an honorable person, a collab­o­ra­tive engineer and a passionate profes­sional who works tirelessly to help them solve their toughest challenges.

What are you 3 non-work passions? I have a passion for education.  In addition to teaching and guest lecturing classes, I’m constantly seeking ways to improve the learning process. Though I’ve been doing this for a while, I’ve become more passionate about it since my son started pre-K a year ago. Another is my desire to learn about others (people, cultures and places). Of course the best way to do this is to travel. Third, and this is a new one for me, I’ve become passionate about under­stand­ing global historic events and people. There’s much wisdom in looking at the past that can inform our actions moving forward. 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I’m now teaching myself to play the guitar.  I play a couple of other instruments, but I’ve always wanted to play the guitar.  So I bought one last year and I’m slowly learning.  

Why CDM Smith? It’s a company where you can work on interesting, challenging, high-profile projects that have a positive impact on clients and communities. CDM Smith is filled with great people who phave a lot to offer and the depth of resources makes it all the more fun to tackle big, complex challenges.

  

What’s your favorite part of your job? Seeing our teams do excellent work that results in clients coming back to us for help with their next challenge. I love witnessing that positive rein­force­ment and synergy build with each assignment.


What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? Going on a hard bike ride with friends in the morning and then puttering around the yard for the rest of the day. I’d cap it off with a great dinner or evening on the beach.

 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I was once an avid competitive sailor and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials.

 
Why CDM Smith? It’s a company where you can work on interesting, challenging, high-profile projects that have a positive impact on clients and communities. CDM Smith is filled with great people who phave a lot to offer and the depth of resources makes it all the more fun to tackle big, complex challenges.

  

What’s your favorite part of your job? Seeing our teams do excellent work that results in clients coming back to us for help with their next challenge. I love witnessing that positive rein­force­ment and synergy build with each assignment.


What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? Going on a hard bike ride with friends in the morning and then puttering around the yard for the rest of the day. I’d cap it off with a great dinner or evening on the beach.

 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I was once an avid competitive sailor and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials.

 
Why CDM Smith? It’s a company where you can work on interesting, challenging, high-profile projects that have a positive impact on clients and communities. CDM Smith is filled with great people who phave a lot to offer and the depth of resources makes it all the more fun to tackle big, complex challenges.

  

What’s your favorite part of your job? Seeing our teams do excellent work that results in clients coming back to us for help with their next challenge. I love witnessing that positive rein­force­ment and synergy build with each assignment.


What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? Going on a hard bike ride with friends in the morning and then puttering around the yard for the rest of the day. I’d cap it off with a great dinner or evening on the beach.

 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I was once an avid competitive sailor and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials.

 
Why CDM Smith? It’s a company where you can work on interesting, challenging, high-profile projects that have a positive impact on clients and communities. CDM Smith is filled with great people who phave a lot to offer and the depth of resources makes it all the more fun to tackle big, complex challenges.

  

What’s your favorite part of your job? Seeing our teams do excellent work that results in clients coming back to us for help with their next challenge. I love witnessing that positive rein­force­ment and synergy build with each assignment.


What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? Going on a hard bike ride with friends in the morning and then puttering around the yard for the rest of the day. I’d cap it off with a great dinner or evening on the beach.

 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I was once an avid competitive sailor and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials.

 
Why CDM Smith? It’s a company where you can work on interesting, challenging, high-profile projects that have a positive impact on clients and communities. CDM Smith is filled with great people who phave a lot to offer and the depth of resources makes it all the more fun to tackle big, complex challenges.

  

What’s your favorite part of your job? Seeing our teams do excellent work that results in clients coming back to us for help with their next challenge. I love witnessing that positive rein­force­ment and synergy build with each assignment.


What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? Going on a hard bike ride with friends in the morning and then puttering around the yard for the rest of the day. I’d cap it off with a great dinner or evening on the beach.

 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I was once an avid competitive sailor and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials.

 
Why CDM Smith? It’s a company where you can work on interesting, challenging, high-profile projects that have a positive impact on clients and communities. CDM Smith is filled with great people who phave a lot to offer and the depth of resources makes it all the more fun to tackle big, complex challenges.

  

What’s your favorite part of your job? Seeing our teams do excellent work that results in clients coming back to us for help with their next challenge. I love witnessing that positive rein­force­ment and synergy build with each assignment.


What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? Going on a hard bike ride with friends in the morning and then puttering around the yard for the rest of the day. I’d cap it off with a great dinner or evening on the beach.

 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I was once an avid competitive sailor and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials.

 
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Hampik isn't just a water expert;  he has pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence in the fields of water re­sources, en­gi­neer­ing, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy man­age­ment and op­er­a­tions system planning.

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