With a rich background in construction engineering for both the public and private sectors, Dan Cogan provides a unique and invaluable skillset to the CDM Smith team. He currently serves as a licensed professional engineer in nine states while managing construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services in several states, responsible for everything from business development to quality assurance. Clients have come to rely on Dan’s leadership skills to advance their projects at all stages of the life cycle. Currently, one role Dan serves is as principal-in-charge for the Georgia Department of Transportation’s District 4 (Tifton) contract as well as Georgia’s Clayton County on-call CEI services contract, overseeing a five-year program’s $300 million worth of construction costs spread over 21 projects types.
What’s your favorite part of your job? Having the flexibility, support and guidance to build and then operate a successful practice.
Which of CDM Smith’s core values do you identify with most and why? Teamwork. Whatever task I initiate or am asked to accomplish, I view it as a team effort and then I surround myself with talented people to achieve that goal successfully.
What are your 3 non-work passions? Coaching kids, working on home improvement projects and learning new things.
What’s your personal motto? Choose wisely; then put your whole heart and mind behind the effort.