Woolpert Grows Hampton Roads Office Support Local Clients, Expects To Double Office In Next Few Years

June 4, 2012

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (June 4, 2012)… Woolpert recently announced it has relocated several existing employees and hired many new employees to support the firm’s growth in the Hampton Roads area. These new professionals have been hired and relocated to support the firm’s local clients’ need for geospatial, transportation, wastewater and stormwater engineering services.

Jim Ewing, PE, recently joined the firm as a senior water and wastewater project manager. Ewing has more than 17 years of experience working with Hampton Road localities. Ewing has experience managing the design and construction of water supply, treatment and transmission facilities; wastewater treatment and collection systems; pumping stations; and storm water management and compliance programs.

Other recent additions to Woolpert’s Hampton Roads office include David Quickle and Savannah Amor. Quickle has more than 28 years of experience in the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) industry and has worked with state highway departments and municipalities to reduce the cost and time required to complete highway and capital improvement projects through underground utility location services. Amor, an EIT, has interned with Woolpert for several years, assisting with hydraulic modeling for the City of Hampton, and is now with the firm full-time supporting wastewater and transportation design projects.

Other recent transfers include Dave Mills, PE, engineer; Bobby Friesz, PSM, survey team leader; and Jason Kail, geospatial technician.

“Hampton Roads localities and state agencies are facing unprecedented environmental and infrastructure challenges including aging infrastructure, reduced budgets, consent orders, TMDL and VPDES compliance and roadway improvements.” said Cattran, Woolpert Senior Vice President and Infrastructure Management Director. “We have added close to a dozen top professionals to our Hampton Roads office in the last year and have plans for dozens more. Woolpert is committed to providing our clients full-service solutions locally with industry-leading innovation and value.”

Cattran, who joined Woolpert in 1999, transferred to the Hampton Roads office in 2011, and is the new office leader. Cattran performed a similar role in the firm’s Denver office where he led office growth from a 10-person to 40-person office to support a growing client base. The Hampton Roads office has plans to double its staff in the next few years.