Recent Graduate Frequently Asked Questions

What type of company is CDM Smith?

We are a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm delivering exceptional service to public and private clients worldwide. Our full range of comprehensive services includes architectural and engineering design, environmental management and planning, transportation, management consulting, information management, and construction.

What kind of projects does CDM Smith work on?

The environmental and infrastructure projects that our team members plan, design, build, and operate are as diverse as the needs of our clients. We work as integrated teams to deliver safe drinking water, protect water resources, treat municipal and industrial wastewater, meet transportation needs, construct treatment plants and industrial facilities, optimize operations, plan manufacturing and distribution systems, manage solid and hazardous waste, and develop information management systems. Explore the Solutions section for more information on a variety of specific projects.

How do I submit my resume?

All positions are posted online. In support of our sustainability practices, we do not accept paper resumes, but only those submitted electronically. We not only deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to our clients, but we are more committed than ever to applying sustainability in our own operations.

Can I submit my resume to more than one position?

Absolutely! You can submit a resume for any number of positions for which you believe your education and experience match the specified requirements.

Can I send you my resume without applying for a specific position?

Yes. You can upload your resume into our database or create your resume through our online resume builder tool. You can also create a profile to apply more easily as new opportunities become available. Our recruiters frequently scan the database when new positions open, and will notify you if they feel you are a good match for a position. Also, by accessing our search agent within your account, you can create a customized search for open positions that meet your interests and qualifications, and you will be notified by e-mail when new positions open that match your criteria.

What happens after I submit my resume?

Once you submit your resume for a position, you will receive an automated acknowledgement response. If your qualifications match an available position, you will be contacted at the phone number or e-mail address you have provided in your profile. At that time, you will have the opportunity to discuss the position in more detail and ask any questions you may have.

Does CDM Smith offer a summer/co-op internship program?

We look to employ the best professionals in the industry, and our Co-op and Internship Program is an important facet in achieving this goal. We hire students in all stages of their education, including those pursuing bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Where is CDM Smith located?

We have more than 4,000 employees located in more than 100 offices around the globe. You can view our locations through the Global Offices link.

If I am an engineering student do I need my Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam?

We do hire recent graduates that have not taken and passed their FE exam. However, new employees working in engineering disciplines are expected to complete the exam within 18 months of starting their employment. We encourage all candidates to consider taking the exam during their final year in school.

How will I know when CDM Smith is coming to my campus?

We update our recruiting schedule before the start of the school year. There, you will find the list of schools, dates, and events we will be attending in the fall and spring semesters.

Can I be involved in community service while working at CDM Smith?

Our employees are actively engaged in local, civic, and global organizations focusing on community improvement. We are a platinum sponsor of Engineers without Borders, offering financial donations and funding for employees to participate in volunteer outreach. Each year, our entire community is involved in raising funds for Water For People, an international humanitarian organization committed to improving global water quality, sanitation, and hygiene education.