Ryan Hagaman understands that a successful design-build project requires a leader who works tirelessly to ensure projects are designed and constructed with clients’ expectations at the forefront. His ability to manage budget and schedule, monitor daily tasks through coordination and communication and ensure the proper quality control checks and internal reviews are conducted has led to the success of projects that total more than $385 million. Through Ryan’s dedication to groundbreaking design-build and alternative delivery projects like LANXESS' high-tech chemical extrusion plant, New Orleans’ Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Water Distribution System Repair Project and the Anuvia Zellwood Wastewater Biosolids Handling and Fertilizer Facility, Ryan has delivered alternative delivery solutions in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.
Why CDM Smith? I
was drawn to CDM Smith by the diversity and complexity of the projects. I’m not
the type of person who enjoys performing repetitive activities and CDM Smith
gave me a chance to work on a wide variety of projects. During my tenure with
CDM Smith, I’ve been able to help deliver water treatment, wastewater
treatment, water transmission, industrial, waste-to-energy and hazardous
waste projects, which is extremely fulfilling.
How might clients describe you? Hopefully as someone who is completely committed to a successful project outcome even if that means going against the grain or challenging people or ideas along the way.
What’s the best part of your work day? I’m a very results-oriented person and I really enjoy seeing the tangible results of our team’s effort. When I’m on site, I like to walk the grounds after everyone has gone home so I can look at the day's progress. It’s by far my favorite time of day; I'm able to reflect on what we’ve accomplished that day and begin to plan for tomorrow.
What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I grew up in Florida, but somehow started playing ice hockey as a child. I ended up playing fairly competitively over my teenage years and it’s something I fondly remember. It surprises people, because Florida is obviously not well-known for its hockey fans.