Brian Farrelly, PE, CCM
Brian Farrelly has over 30 years of engineering and construction management experience for both municipal and private sector clients. His experience spans across water and wastewater treatment and combined sewer overflow plant design, construction, and operation, sanitary sewer main design and construction, municipal drinking water supply well installation, landfill construction and closure, airport construction, and remediation of TCE and PCB-contaminated soils. He is currently serving as the Program Manager on City of Newark’s $125 million lead service replacement project and is managing 14 different lead service replacement contracts and coordinates the work throughout the city.
What is your favorite part of your job? Seeing the results of construction in the field and realizing the benefits to the public of what we are accomplishing—we have a hand in helping make peoples' lives better.
What has been your proudest project or accomplishment and why? Being the Construction Manager on the Croton Water Filtration Plant, a mega project in NYC providing 295 million gallons of clean drinking water per day to the public.
What does “legendary client service” look like to you? Hard work and dedication coupled with being both honest with the client and fair with contractors to make all parties feel accomplished and successful.
What inspires you? Watching younger employees grow, client satisfaction, seeing things get built and accomplished every day.Why CDM Smith? It’s a company where you can work on interesting, challenging, high-profile projects that have a positive impact on clients and communities. CDM Smith is filled with great people who have a lot to offer and the depth of resources makes it all the more fun to tackle big, complex challenges.