Applied geophysics is one of the most versatile fields of study according to Karsten Menschner. As a doctor of geophysics, he is an engineering specialist and senior consultant at CDM Smith, focusing on surveying contaminated sites with a view to evaluating and developing innovative remediation solutions. He has also been a board member of the Engineering Association for Redevelopement and Remediation (ITVA) since 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys going out into the great outdoors – whether it be hiking up mountains and volcanoes, through a forest or along the coast, or running a marathon.
In your view, what is the added value of CDM Smith for our customers? We have direct access to in-house specialists in almost every field, enabling us to provide a wide variety of services of very high quality. We also have an intimate knowledge of the market and environment and we are able to think creatively with a view to reaching the best possible solutions with sustainable development. This doesn’t go unnoticed.
What feedback from your customer has spurred you the most? CDM Smith comes at a price, but they provide professional excellence with a very broad range, they’re always up to speed on the latest developments and they’ll always find the best solution no matter how complex the problem is. We’re happy to keep on placing our confidence in CDM Smith.
What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? I came close to being a movie star – as a child voiceover actor for Deutsche Film AG (DEFA).
What is the best (or worst) part of your work day? I work on my own initiative, I can organise myself and I’m never bored.
Innovative remediation solutions and complex treatment trains definitely suit me.
Publicly appointed and sworn expert in remediation (IHK Leipzig)
Expert in soil protection in accordance with the German Federal Soil Protection and Contaminated Sites Ordinance (BBodSchV).
Health and Safety Coordinator