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Joseph P. Curro, PE, BCEE

Principal, Senior Solid Waste Engineer

Joe is a principal and senior solid waste engineer who leads CDM Smith’s landfill gas practice. His more than 45 years of experience in solid waste have been dedicated to landfill gas, waste combustion and field operations. He has played a major role in managing projects, system evaluations, preparing contract documents, leading construction inspections and other aspects of project implementation and investigation. Joe has been instrumental to the maintenance and operations of facilities like the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s North County Resource Recovery Facility. And as a member of several professional organizations like Solid Waste Authority of North America (SWANA) and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES), Joe utilizes his industry leadership to advance the fields of landfill gas and biogas. 

What inspires you? No matter what may come up in the execution of a project, no matter how much of a niche it might be, chances are very good that CDM Smith has an expert (or a few) in that particular area. This makes my job easier knowing that many people have my back. It makes me fear no venture beyond my comfort zone.

years at CDM Smith
years in industry
projects completed

What does “listen. think. deliver.” mean to you? All we do begins with our clients’ needs and desires. We listen attentively to their expression of these needs. We bring together a team of profes­sion­als who possess the experience and knowledge needed to satisfy and, in many cases, exceed the clients’ wishes. Working with our clients as parts of the client/CDM Smith team, we mutually achieve success.

What are your 3 non-work passions? Working on cars with my son and daughter; Imparting our family values of “duty and respon­si­bil­ity” on my children; and spending time with my family while I am traveling the all-too-short path through life.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I am a trivia freak. I have been dubbed the “master of useless information.”

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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Joe is a registered professional engineer in four states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Florida and Wisconsin.

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