Woolpert Hires Professional Engineers, Project Managers to Support Growing Energy Practice

CINCINNATI (April 12, 2018) — Woolpert has hired four Professional Engineers to support its Energy practice: Seth Shafer, Jason Montgomery and Doug Garvey, who will serve as project managers; and Justin Cree, who will help lead engineering design services. They will work out of three of the firm’s 25 offices nationwide, and help advance the firm’s engineering and geospatial presence in the oil and gas, electric and gas utility and renewable energy fields.

Mike Battles, who leads Woolpert’s Energy practice from the firm’s Cincinnati office, said each of these new hires brings separate, essential skillsets to the firm. Shafer, a Penn State University graduate who will work out of the Pittsburgh office, will work on oil and gas projects that include well pad design and construction, as well as pipeline projects to convey the gas from well to market.

“Seth has more than a decade of experience in engineering and managing projects for oil and gas clients in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region,” Battles said. “Experience, relationships and professionalism make him, Jason, Doug and Justin all great additions to the Woolpert team.”

Montgomery, an Ohio University graduate who will work in Columbus, will support the development of electric and gas utility programs. Ohio State University graduate Doug Garvey will work from the firm’s Toledo office and provide additional engineering and geospatial muscle to the practice.

“I’m excited to bring 11 years of experience to help build the Energy practice within Woolpert and to develop a greater industry presence in the Toledo area,” Garvey said.

Montgomery said he was drawn to Woolpert by its unique, cutting-edge technology services in the engineering, surveying and geospatial industry, which can be very advantageous to current and potential Energy clients.

“These offerings enable our customers to efficiently obtain highly accurate and current data on their existing facilities and proposed improvements, while providing efficiencies to their workflows and processes,” Montgomery said. “I look forward to familiarizing myself and our clients with these services as we strengthen and expand the Energy practice.”

Cree will join Shafer and the rest of the team in the Pittsburgh office and help lead and facilitate the discipline as it grows. Cree said he is excited to be a part of the vital work the firm is doing, from cross-market capabilities to propelling the national effort to provide clean-burning natural gas and electricity domestically and internationally.

Shafer echoed that sentiment.

“We are creating a cohesive team within Woolpert to help drive this growing energy initiative and to support services across the firm,” Shafer said. “Woolpert can provide services to support construction of these wells, associated facilities and the utility market through survey, civil engineering, geospatial, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental and construction support services. I’m excited to be a part of it all.”

About Woolpert
Woolpert is the fastest growing architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm in the country, delivering value to clients in all 50 states and around the world by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners such as Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert’s mission is to help its clients progress and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 25 offices across the U.S., Woolpert serves federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information, visit or call 937-531-1258.