Ajay Prasad, PE
What inspires you? Helping our clients achieve their goals so they can serve their communities better. I enjoy knowing that each small task I complete will impact the future of a neighborhood or community.
Why CDM Smith? Our firm has one of the best groups of people I have ever met in my life—spanning all the way from the executive leadership team to new hires. This creates a perfect work-life balance that keeps me motivated for tomorrow.
What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? Cooking and spending time with my family and friends.
What has been your proudest project or accomplishment and why? Leading hydraulic modeling for Hartford Metropolitan District (MDC). I was fortunate to be part of the team to build, calibrate and apply the model several times over more than a dozen years now. It’s one of the most challenging projects I have done because of the complexity of the collection system. During this time, I had the opportunity to work and learn from some of the best engineers within CDM Smith and the MDC. The client has always been forward thinking, and along with support from CDM Smith’s R&D team, motivated us to develop a real time web-based interface called Water Analytics in 2015 to support MDC’s integrated plan and operations. I was the co-creator and technical lead of the Water Analytics platform which has now evolved to PipeCAST.
I believe that a project’s success is determined by how well the team collaborates and trusts each other.
Ajay is a four-time recipient of CDM Smith’s Values in Action award, which recognizes employees who show a distinct commitment to the firm's core values.