Georgia Presence Expands with Addition of Three Engineers in Atlanta
We have expanded our water/wastewater, stormwater and transportation capabilities for clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast United States by hiring Paula Feldman, PE, Eric Nease, PE, and Keith Franklin, PE. Feldman and Nease, who owned Engineered Horizons, will lead our East Coast water/wastewater master planning and modeling team. Franklin will play an integral role in establishing the transportation and stormwater practices.
“The wealth of knowledge that Paula, Eric and Keith each brings to the table allows us to deepen relationships in Georgia and expand our services beyond the state line,” said Trooper Smith, Georgia Division Manager. “Their collective in-depth experience, coupled with their well-known reputations within the Atlanta metropolitan area and beyond, demonstrates their ability to provide clients with high-quality, effective solutions to complex issues.”
Feldman, with 25 years of experience, specializes in water and wastewater infrastructure planning, including forecasting of future needs, water supply planning, hydraulic modeling, asset management and business case evaluations. Working at the local and regional levels, she has developed long-range plans to optimize investments in infrastructure to address growth, maintenance, rehabilitation and operations.
Feldman earned her master’s degree in environmental engineering and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Nease has 27 years of experience focused mainly on water and wastewater hydraulic modeling and master planning, capacity evaluation, demand and flow forecasting, and water supply development throughout the Southeast. He has worked with clients to better understand how their systems work and to develop solutions for improvements that meet multiple goals as efficiently as possible. He also has helped clients find an acceptable balance between infrastructure desires and available funding.
Nease received his master’s degree in environmental engineering and his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech.
Franklin, a seasoned manager, is spearheading our transportation and stormwater work in the Southeast. He brings to this new role four decades of experience managing engineers, inspection personnel and business development initiatives. He previously was office manager for a well-known design firm and supported all project managers involved in roadway, bridge, wall, lighting, traffic, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and hydraulic planning projects.
Franklin has overseen numerous projects, including task order contracts for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) ranging in fees from $3 million to $5 million and a large design-build finance project at the interchange of Interstate 285 and State Road 400 in metropolitan Atlanta. Franklin has worked with GDOT, the South Carolina DOT, the Mississippi DOT, Cobb County DOT, Paulding County DOT, the City of Savannah and numerous other clients in Georgia and the Southeast.
Franklin received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Southern Technical Institute (now Kennesaw State University) in Marietta, Georgia.