Jeremy Wilkerson is a principal and project manager, located in Houston, with considerable experience in multiple industrial sectors, including oil and gas, petrochemical, wastewater, power generation and equipment manufacturing and packaging. Drawing on two decades of experience, he recognizes the link between successful project delivery and having a strong understanding of his client’s goals. “In many companies, thinking is one of the most underutilized functions,” he says. “To achieve success, before we design and build something, we truly need to understand what our client is requesting.” Applying his passion for problem solving, Jeremy has successfully managed efforts ranging from small capital and maintenance projects to multi-site capital projects with costs up to $500 million. One of those successful projects for which he is most proud, the engineering, procurement and construction of an industrial water pretreatment system for Lubrizol, was recognized in 2019 with a Houston Safety Excellence Award.
Why CDM Smith? As an employee-owned firm, I like that our staff is held accountable, so that we work hard for each other. It truly makes for a great team.
What is your favorite part of your job? I love challenging people’s thoughts on how a project can be designed and installed. It never fails that we both end up learning something new.
How might clients describe you? As someone who purposefully listens to and understands the client’s goals and works hard to help them deliver a solution that can be installed and operated efficiently.
What’s your personal motto? Never give up. Nothing is impossible.
Integrity is an important value because without it, nothing else matters.
To further reinforce his project management and process improvement capabilities, Jeremy obtained the International Association for Six Sigma Certification’s Green Belt.