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Sarah Stewart, PE

Associate Envi­ron­men­tal Engineer

Sarah Stewart has served as project manager and principal engineer for some of CDM Smith’s most advanced projects in the municipal, federal and industrial markets. With a varied background in planning and design for water and wastewater utilities, Sarah specializes in wastewater disinfection and water and wastewater process improvements. Many of her projects use an alternate delivery approach. Though she has dozens of successful projects to brag about, Sarah says it’s the people—her clients and co-workers—who make her feel most accomplished: “CDM Smith is technically dynamic, committed and collaborative and a company I’m proud to be a part of.” 

How might clients describe you? Straight-forward, reliable, driven and a problem solver. 

years at CDM Smith
years in industry
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What is your favorite part of your job? Finishing something—it could be sending out signed and sealed plans and specifications, a report, or starting up a constructed project.  There’s nothing like the rush you feel when you finish a project and you know it’s good.  

What are your 3 non-work passions? I’m an avid reader. I’m crafty—sewing, refinishing, furniture (I love Flea Market Flip!) and scrapbooking, and I’m a science-fiction nerd raising the next generation of Star Wars/Star Trek fans. Come on, what engineer doesn’t dream of going into space? 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I’m a Midwest farmer’s daughter and I grew up in the water business. My mother started a water district from our house when I was in elementary/high school. My parents (my father serving as Board President and my mother as General Manager) have been in the water industry for over 20 years. When I’m talking about “clients,” I’m thinking about them.

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.

 
Sarah Stewart Sarah Stewart
When a project is done, I want my clients to be proud of what we've accomplished together. 
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Did you know?

Sarah is a pioneer in the use of peracetic acid (PAA) for wastewater disin­fec­tion. With high effec­tive­ness at much lower doses than traditional disin­fec­tants, PAA shows great promise in reducing capital and O&M costs.

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First PAA Disin­fec­tion System in Texas: Up and Running 
Read how Sarah partnered with the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority to implement an innovative disinfection system using peracetic acid. 
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Need a water reclamation expert whose technical skills and enthusiastic attitude are unmatched? Reach out to Sarah today. 
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