Ram Maddali, PE, AICP, PMP
Ram’s clients describe him as committed, accessible, resourceful and solutions-driven. “To excel at what we do as professionals, we must listen to our clients, think carefully about the best approaches, and deliver tailor-made solutions. If we do this, we gain professional satisfaction in knowing we are a part of the client’s success in the delivery of projects.”
Why CDM Smith? I looked forward to the opportunity to work at a firm with technical excellence in planning and traffic engineering. CDM Smith’s structure and company culture pave the way to help us deliver innovative, technology-driven solutions for our clients. Among our competitors, CDM Smith is truly at the forefront in transportation technology applications, and is a proven leader in providing creative solutions throughout all project phases.
What is your favorite part of your job? Having the opportunity to work with clients who work tirelessly to advance public infrastructure projects for the betterment of their communities. I’m proud that my clients demand high value and best practices and seek consultants who are able to deliver that. I also love the satisfaction of driving a corridor that I know our CDM Smith team helped to plan and move forward through project development.
What mentors have been crucial to your career growth? I have been fortunate to have excellent supervisors and co-workers as my mentors throughout my career. I value this highly and look for every possible opportunity to be a mentee and a mentor. My parents, wife, and siblings have also been fundamental to my career growth.