Michael Sloop, PE, PMP
Michael is one of CDM Smith’s resident experts on delivering large, multi-disciplinary projects in water distribution and wastewater collection system design, permitting, and construction. He has served as the lead project engineer or project manager on several sanitary sewer pipe projects throughout the Southeast, consistently bringing forth solutions that minimize cost, maximize system effectiveness and promote collaboration. In addition to his project work, Michael also serves as one of the firm’s key experts on government funding programs and application submittals.
Known by clients for his ability to coordinate inside and outside of CDM Smith, Michael has earned hard-won respect throughout the organization and enhanced CDM Smith’s reputation thanks to his dedication to unmatched client service and teamwork. He says his favorite part of his job is interacting with his clients and coworkers: “I consider so many of the people I work with internally and externally to be my friends, which makes it easy to come to work every day if you’re hanging out with people you like!”
Why CDM Smith? I started as an intern in May 2000, came on full time in January 2001, and haven’t had any desire to leave since. I have the fortunate opportunity to work with the best professionals and people in our business, on some of the most interesting technical projects, and with a lot of clients I consider friends.
What’s your personal motto? It’s not really a motto, but I strive to never give a person a reason to say I didn’t work hard enough. I’m far from perfect in what I do, but I will put in the work to make it my best.
What’s something people might be surprised to know about you? My plan is to retire in the Mountains of NC and do woodworking for fun.
What’s the best part of your work day? Working together with a project team to evaluate a problem and identify a solution. I’ve spent many hours in conference rooms with some of our technical experts and junior staff talking about a technical issue, sketching up possible solutions on a white board, and then settling in on what we think is the best option to present to a client.