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CDM Smith Overview

Boston, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality ... Read more

Mission: CDM Smith's core values define CDM Smith—excellence, initiative, shared commitment, integrity, and teamwork— are fundamental and enduring principles that guide our collective and individual decisions, strategies, and ... Read more

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    With 70 years of engineering and construction experience, we know a thing or two about integrating thought leadership with boundary-pushing technology to improve our environment and infrastructure.

  • CDM Smith’s Reboot Re-Entry Program Sees 100% Conversion Rate in Cycle 1!

    CDM Smith's Reboot Re-Entry Program Sees 100% Conversion Rate in Cycle 1

    Chairman and CEO Tim Wall notes, "I'm really proud to offer the first career re-entry program in our industry. Many talented and qualified people press pause on their careers for personal reasons. We're helping this smart and under­uti­lized group transition back into the workforce and providing flexible options to sustain rela­tion­ships with valued employees.

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CDM Smith – Why Work For Us?

We make a difference around the world one project at a time. From helping the city of Flint, Michigan to provide safe drinking water to improving transportation in Qatar we take pride in our work and our mission.

At CDM Smith, we strive to be an integral part of the communities we serve and recognize that our actions define the relationships we develop. For this reason, our firm and employees give back to nonprofit organizations and causes that we care about on a regular basis.

In November 2017, we sent our Erin Rooker to India on Water For People's Impact Tour to witness our giving efforts, firsthand.

A CDM Smith employee organized a science day for Syrian refugee children in Jordan to increase STEM exposure.

In coordination with the Environmentalist Foundation of India, CDM Smith employees in Chennai cleaned up the Perumbakkam Lake.

If you are looking to push pencils and file papers, this is not the place for you. At CDM Smith you will work on REAL projects and have a REAL impact. It's #MoreThanWork - it's an experience.

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    Current Employee - Project Administrator III in Detroit, MI
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    I have been working at CDM Smith full-time (More than a year)


    Work life balance, flexible schedule, interesting and engaging work. Fast paced and a lot of classes and training available internally.


    None at this time.

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    Keep doing what you're doing!

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CDM Smith Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at CDM Smith (Denver, CO) in October 2017.


    The interview process involved an initial phone call with senior staff at CDM Smith. After I cleared that process, I went to a person to person interview in CDM Smith's local office. I was offered the job, but a formal offer with salary was brought to me weeks later. Overall, the interview process was direct but informal and the overall friendly and informative staff was very much appreciated.

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CDM Smith Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes America's Best Midsized Employers 2017,, 2017

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts


Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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