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CDM Smith Celebrates Employee Growth through Technical Specialist Development Program 

May 8, 2019

BOSTON – On April 23, 2019, CDM Smith leadership and partic­i­pants of the Technical Specialist Development Program (TSDP) convened at our Boston head­quar­ters to celebrate the graduating class and welcome a new class into the program. The TSDP is part of CDM Smith’s sustained investment in developing and growing our technical expertise within the firm. Established in 2012, the program is one of our unique tools creating inspired and empowered profes­sion­als, and is aligned with our mission to deliver excellence through innovative technical solutions, cutting-edge research and profes­sional leadership in the industry. 

The TSDP is a two-year program directed by Senior Vice President and Director of Technical Advancement Susan Crawford, PE, BCEE, that assists our technical profes­sion­als in advancing their careers using a rigorous process that includes a formal mentoring partnership and a detailed career development plan. Partic­i­pants are expected to grow their technical expertise, increase technical lumi­nes­cence, improve networking and market their specific technical specialty to support our business and technical supremacy in the market place. 

As a privately owned firm, CDM Smith chooses to invest in such programs to empower employees, promote their growth and equip them with resources to better serve our clients. “Our investment in this program to support our incredibly talented technical stars is another way we execute on our mission to differ­en­ti­ate on the quality and ingenuity of our solutions,” noted Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Wall. 

The two-day summit included a dinner to celebrate the graduating technical specialists and to welcome the new class entering the program. 

CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construction firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities. Passionate about our work and invested in each other, we are inspired to think and driven to solve the world's environmental and infrastructure challenges.