Jeffrey R. Claus
Jeff Claus is a senior project manager and management specialist inspired by complex problems. He is passionate about developing appropriate solutions, combining the right people, processes, and technologies to address our clients’ utility management challenges.
Jeff helps lead CDM Smith’s utility asset management practice and has been providing related services for his entire career. For most of the last decade he has had a leadership role in developing and implementing CDM Smith’s largest utility asset management programs for NEORSD and the US Navy.
“I enjoy working with clients to define a solution and coordinating the efforts of diverse teams to make that solution a reality,” Jeff says. Coordinating members of different teams involves gathering folks with varied expertise: GIS specialists, engineers, app developers, operations and maintenance specialists and management consultants all get together to deliver smart solutions.
“I’ve worked for other firms. I even briefly left CDM Smith to work for a large, publicly traded competitor, but I returned because I enjoy the work, the people, and our unique approach. Being privately held makes a difference–there’s a sense of community knowing that we’re in it together and each of us is invested in our success,” he says.