Geoffrey M. McKenzie, PE
Geoff McKenzie wears a lot of hats. Serving as senior engineer, senior technical reviewer, program manager, vice president and delivery manager for the Environmental & Transportation Group of CDM Smith’s Federal Services Unit, Geoff is responsible for managing and directing scientists, engineers and construction personnel in the study, design and construction of remedial actions and infrastructure. His expertise in the cleanup of hazardous waste and mining sites has helped federal clients like the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restore sites and water resources. And with nearly four decades of engineering experience, Geoff is a senior resource for the firm, acting as a lead practitioner, technical reviewer, and mentor to design and design-build teams around the country.
Which one of CDM Smith’s core values do you identify with most and why? I identify with all of our CDM Smith core values and feel that all are critical in making us successful with clients and coworkers. I personally strive to exhibit excellence in everything I do for clients. That is one of our differentiators from our competitors; our clients can count on us to solve their most complex problems.
What inspires you? Being able to help people and the communities in which they live through our work, whether it is being able to help clean-up Libby, MT or restore flood protection to St. Bernard Parish, LA. I am also inspired by my co-workers and being able to mentor junior staff to be successful in helping our clients with whatever problems they encounter.
What are your 3 non-work passions? Traveling around the United States and the world, spending time with my family and reading—either for pleasure or for learning new things.
What is the best part of your work day? I have always enjoyed the start of my work day. When I’m in the office, I enjoy arriving early, having my first cup of coffee and getting a lot done before others arrive at work. When I am traveling, I enjoy heading to the airport on the way to meet with co-workers and clients in other places.