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Jillian C. Vandegrift

Environmental Engineer

Perhaps there are no two words that describe Jill Vandegrift better than these: rising star. In just a few short years since joining the CDM Smith team, Jill has put her industry expertise to the test, helping to author a potable reuse document to supplement the EPA’s 2012 Guidelines for Water Reuse, providing engineering services for a research and development project with Denver Water focusing on Gaseous Ozone Disin­fec­tion of Municipal Pipelines, and lending her technical skills to a direct potable reuse Water Research Foundation project in collab­o­ra­tion with the University of Arizona and partic­i­pat­ing utilities across the country. Her accom­plish­ments have also earned esteemed recognition outside the CDM Smith walls; Jill was given the WateReuse Association’s Young Profes­sional of the Year Award for 2016.

Why CDM Smith? The people—CDM Smith has the best people. I love who I work with and the minds I get the opportunity to learn from. CDM Smith prides itself on technical supremacy and it’s a healthy environment with lots of room for growth and innovation.

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What does “listen. think. deliver.” mean to you? It’s the ability to understand the problem, issue, concern or challenge at hand and provide logical and practical services over time until the objective is reached.

What are your 3 non-work passions? Ice hockey, snow­board­ing and painting.

What’s something people might be surprised to know about you? I love to cook! And I have a pet flying squirrel.

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Jill's Areas of Focus

Did you know?

In 2016, Jill received the WateReuse Association's Young Profes­sional of the Year Award.


Potable Reuse - State of the Industry Supplement
In this presentation, Jill explores the history of potable reuse and shares her perspective on the current state of the industry.
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Connect with Jill
To learn more about CDM Smith's water reuse solutions, feel free to send Jill a message.
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