Thomas R. Schoettle, PE, BCEE
With over 30 years of diverse experience in the water and wastewater sector, Tom has played a key role in the development, management and construction of some of the firm’s most significant environmental infrastructure projects in New York and New Jersey. He’s particularly motivated to work on challenging projects in struggling communities, where Tom says our firm has the opportunity to make a real, visible positive impact on the lives of the people who live there. And in his role overseeing client service across the northern United States, Tom puts his dedication to client service at the forefront. His motto is simple yet powerful: “Take care of your clients, and everything else takes care of itself.”
Why did you choose CDM Smith? When I started looking for jobs right out of college, I knew I wanted to work at a firm that did great work in the environmental space and had a highly recognizable name. CDM Smith was the perfect place for me—and our great people is one of the reasons why I’ve stayed here for my entire career. There’s no need to go anywhere else.
How might clients describe you? I would hope that my clients describe me as a trusted partner who pays attention to their needs and is backed up by the best and brightest people in our industry to help solve problems.
What is your favorite part of your job? Collaborating with teams throughout our organization and working together with our clients and project stakeholders to do great things.
What do you like to do on a day off? I like to play golf, catch up on reading, get together with friends and spend time outdoors.