Civil Engineering Project Coordinator Needed – Greenville, SC

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Subject: Greenville CE Project Coordinator

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CIVIL ENGINEER/PROJECT COORDINATOR

The successful candidate will serve as a Civil Engineer/Project Coordinator and will be expected to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities will include effective client management, preparation of plans for land development projects, including hydrology and hydraulic studies, reports, site plans, grading and utility plans, erosion control plans and roadway design. Attendance at regulatory land use meetings may also be required. Responsibilities will expand as experience is gained.

Desired Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • E.I.T. licensure (minimum) P.E. a plus
  • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college
  • Three to six years’ work experience
  • A strong desire for continuous professional and personal development and improvement
  • Design and coordination of work on multidiscipline projects ranging from preliminary land development through full permitting for all aspects of civil design including but not limited to:

*         zoning issues
*         grading and drainage
*         erosion control
*         stormwater management
*         road design
*         water & sewer systems

  • ¡  Prepare engineering design and plan production on a variety of land development projects.
  • ¡  Assist with conducting research, performing site evaluations, and preparing drainage reports.
  • ¡  Coordinate with other engineering teams and the landscape architecture departments within the firm.
  • ¡  Advanced AutoCAD and Civil 3D skills
  • ¡  Ability to work independently in a team environment & to effectively manage time
  • ¡  Proficiency in a wide variety of software programs
  • ¡  A valid driver’s license

Benefits include vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, heath, prescription & dental insurance

SW+A is a tobacco-free workplace.

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So You Think You Love Barbecue

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And the famous get more famous(er). Voted one of Summerville’s “2012 Men to Watch”, SW+A Landscape Architect Chris Campeau, has added published author to his list of accomplishments. In his article in the Spring 2013 issue of Azalea Magazine (page 51), Chris discusses his passion for all-things barbecue and does a bit of wool-gathering along the way.

Civil Engineer/Project Coordinator Needed

SW+A has an opening for a civil engineer in our Mount Pleasant, SC office. This is an immediate need position.

The successful candidate will serve as a Civil Engineer/Project Coordinator and will be expected to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities will include effective client management, preparation of plans for land development projects, including hydrology and hydraulic studies, reports, site plans, grading and utility plans, erosion control plans and roadway design. Attendance at regulatory land use meetings may also be required. Responsibilities will expand as experience is gained.

Desired Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  •  P.E. or E.I.T. licensure with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college
  • Two to five years’ work experience
  • A strong desire for continuous professional and personal development and improvement
  • Design and coordination of work on multidiscipline projects ranging from preliminary land development through full permitting for all aspects of civil design including but not limited to:
    • zoning issues
    • grading and drainage
    • erosion control
    • stormwater management
    • road design
    • water & sewer systems
  • Prepare engineering design and plan production on a variety of land development projects.
  • Assist with conducting research, performing site evaluations, and preparing drainage reports.
  • Coordinate with other engineering teams and the landscape architecture departments within the firm.
  • Advanced AutoCAD and Civil 3D skills
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment & to effectively manage time
  • Proficiency in a wide variety of software programs
  • A valid driver’s license

Benefits include vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, heath, prescription & dental insurance

SW+A is a tobacco-free workplace.

Please send a cover letter and resume as attachments to:  contact@swasc.com
No agents please.

Projects: James E. Clyburn Research Center at MUSC


The Urban Edge Studio of SW+A recently completed the landscape architectural design for the James E. Clyburn Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

UES worked with Columbia based architects Stevens and Wilkinson and Boston based architects Goody Clancy on the overall design. The James E. Clyburn Research Center is comprised chiefly of the Drug Discovery Building and the Bio-Engineering Building. The site is located near the heart of campus at President and Bee Streets in downtown Charleston and was previously a surface parking lot. The project is slated to be certified as LEED Silver. The project, from a landscape architectural aspect, is comprised of four main areas: the front plaza, the Medicinal Garden, the North Garden and the MUSC Urban Farm.

The large front plaza(http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20111121/PC1602/311219923) addresses the challenge of transitioning from the grade of the street to the required building elevation and accommodating major pedestrian axes while creating an area for sitting, eating lunch, having a conversation with a colleague, or as a respite from the laboratory and the classroom. The landscape addresses many of the sustainability aspects of the project including water quality, reduced irrigation, reduced urban island heat effect, and use of local and recycled materials.

Located to the west of the Drug Discovery Building, between the Basic Sciences Building and the Colbert Library is the MUSC Porcher Medicinal Garden.

This area was previously a loading dock area and has been raised about 3 feet to the grade of the surrounding buildings. (http://waring.library.musc.edu/exhibits/PMG/about.php). The garden is a tribute to Dr. Francis Peyre Porcher, an MUSC alumnus and professor who served as a physician during the Civil War. The garden is planted with more than forty species of plants selected from those cataloged in Dr. Porcher’s Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests (1863). Each plant grouping has an interpretive sign that provides information about its medicinal uses. The plants are located in raised planters of Cor-Ten steel, allowing visitors to have a close up view of each plant.

The North Garden serves as a place holder for future buildings, as called for in the campus master plan. It also provides one of the largest open space areas on the campus and the surrounding neighborhood. Several large live oaks, once confined to parking lot islands, were preserved and incorporated into the layout. Sidewalks, benches, and plantings – mostly native species create a comfortable campus landscape that is enjoyed by many on a regular basis.

Located within the North Garden area, just behind the brick wall on Bee Street, is the almost half acre MUSC Urban Farm.

The urban farm was developed with the following Goal Statement: “The MUSC Urban Farm will be a place that cultivates a healthier community by growing crops and social connections while educating and inspiring people with local, nutritious, and delicious food.” UES worked with MUSC staff and Elizabeth Beak of Crop Up (http://www.crop-up.com/) to bring the farm into existence. MUSC conducts “Work and Learn” session where people can learn about eating healthier and growing their own food while taking home some of the food they have harvested. The farm is designed with raised beds, drip irrigation, and mulched pathways. Over 50 varieties of heirloom herbs, fruits and vegetables are raised year round in the farm area.

According to project manager Wade Gatlin of MUSC,  “this $80 million project has fundamentally raised the bar on design excellence in terms of architecture and landscape architecture for the MUSC campus.”  He also said that he “can happily recommend Urban Edge Studio for their ability to engage clients in thoughtful goal setting and consensus building, for their highly detailed solutions and their overall creative vision.” This project, which lasted over five years from beginning to end, presented many design challenges which the UES design team (Bill Eubanks, Russ Seamon and Haley Weeks) met with creativity, insight, and innovation.

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Projects: MUSC East Cooper Rooftop Garden


The design for MUSC Specialty Care East rooftop garden was a unique design challenge.

With the structural integrity of the building in mind, our Landscape Architects worked closely with a local fabricator to create ultra-lightweight planters and a custom lightweight soil blend that could be placed on the rooftop with confidence. Plant pots were created of a specialty material called star board that is often used in marine cabinetry then arranged into a beatiful rooftop garden.

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The layout for the rooftop considers all potential users. Hospital staff, patients, and visitors can enjoy the unique vistas and spaces for outdoor dining without leaving the building. Additionally, staffers have the opportunity to get their hands dirty in the area set aside for a small rooftop garden. Quiet restorative space is often difficult to find in an urban setting. To address this frequently overlooked design element and provide meditative white noise, SW+A incorporated a fountain into the rooftop design. The fountain also serves to evoke a sense of cooling on hot summer days

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The building, designed by Architecture firm Stubbs, Muldrow, Herin & Associates, and the grounds were developed with an environmentally sensitive approach using LEED principles.

Projects: The Boulevard

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Following the Coleman Boulevard design guidelines written by SW+A’s urban edge studio and expertly crafted into an overlay ordinance by the Town of Mount Pleasant, The Boulevard represents the first mixed-use parking garage oriented project to be built on Coleman Boulevard!

One of the challenges when developing infill projects is typically the amount of space you have to work with. This was definitely the case with The Boulevard. While the new overlay zoning allows higher density, the design maintains a balance between offering more living space with increased public space along Coleman and the creation of quality open space within the project.

SW+A approached this challenge by utilizing our stormwater ponds as amenities that contributed to the open space and overall aesthetic of the project. We also used pervious pavers as part of the drainage solution. It is important to test the soils for good infiltration rates in order for pervious pavers to work effectively. SW+A looks forward to more infill projects where we can employ innovative design and engineering techniques that will contribute to a great public realm.

Community: SW+A’s New Team Members

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We have some new faces in the crowd! SW+A has been raising the bar by carefully handpicking new talent to add to the team! This year we have acquired ten new employees, each bringing with them a unique skill set to improve our product and experience.

SHEA TIGHEtighe
Shea graduated from the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Georgia in 2008. He has since practiced land planning with Edward D. Stone and Associates (EDSA), served as the Marketing Coordinator for Seabrook Island, and held the position of Creative Director for Carolina One Real Estate. With a unique combination of graphics and marketing experience paired with his background in Landscape Architecture, Shea brings skillful hand graphics, awesome 3D modeling, photography, and sharp digital layout capabilities to the SW+A team. When not creating inspiring imagery, he is trail running, working on his photography, and entering graphic design competitions.

GARY COLLINScollins
Gary was born and educated in Toronto, Canada before moving to North Carolina to attend Graduate school at NC State University. Gary has over eighteen years of experience, working locally in all facets of landscape architecture. His current responsibilities include business development for SW+A as well as community revitalization initiatives, corridor studies, and design guidelines along with assisting in project entitlement and rezoning submittals. Gary is also our resident useless sports information specialist and Canadian trivia enthusiast.

JENNY CRAIGcraig
Jenny interned with SW+A while earning a Civil Engineering Degree from Clemson University in May 2010. Following graduation, she worked at the South Carolina Department of Transportation for the Charleston Construction and Charleston Maintenance offices. She gained a vast amount of knowledge from working in the field inspecting roadway construction, as well as becoming a SCDOT encroachment permitting guru. Jenny is a certified EIT and plans to obtain her PE license in 2014. She and her fiance recently bought a house and are getting married March 23, 2013!

DANNY BALON, P.E.balon
Danny attended Clemson University where he earned his bachelor of science in Civil Engineering in 2002, and masters degree in Civil Engineering in 2004. Before joining us, Danny earned his stripes working for O’Neal, Inc. in Greenville. His expertise and interest lies in storm water and erosion control permitting. Due to some good timing, Danny proposed to his wife three days before she received an unexpected letter from Augusta National telling her that her name was pulled from the Master’s badge lottery list. She likes to claim that it might have taken some more convincing from him had he waited to ask after she was a badge owner!

ANDY WONGwong
Andy graduated from Georgia Tech, earning a degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on transportation. After graduation, Andy spent time with heavy civil contractors working on projects at the Atlanta airport. When not at SW+A practicing civil engineering, Andy enjoys rooting for underachieving Atlanta sports teams, and claims that he is an adventurous eater.

PRESTON ACKERMANackerman
Preston received his civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 2011. With his collegiate focus in transportation engineering and experience with infrastructure design, Preston is striving toward becoming a well-rounded civil engineer who can take a project from beginning to end. Outside of the office, Preston is an ardent Atlanta Braves and Georgia Tech sports fan (Go Jackets!), and he hopes to attend a game in all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. He is an avid swimmer, and enjoys playing softball and basketball in his free time.

ALLISON STRICKLAND PAPADOPOULOSpopadopoulos
Allison attended the University of California at Los Angeles and went on to receive a bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture in 1998 from Clemson University. She is well traveled and has worked in Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Maine, California and South Carolina. With over a decade of experience, Allison brings a variety of knowledge and strengths to the SW+A team ranging from schematic design to construction administration for a vast array of project types including residential, commercial, institutional, healthcare, campus, municipal, resort, urban planning, sustainable design and parks.

DANIEL MERRITTmerritt
Daniel interned with SW+A during the summer of 2012 and received his BLA from Clemson University in December 2012. He worked previously in Greenville with a landscape contractor for two summers and gained knowledge in irrigation systems, planting layout, and hardscape design/installation. During his time at Clemson, he completed a semester at the CAC.C Architecture Center in Charleston studying urban design. Daniel plans on working towards becoming a registered LA and ISA-certified arborist. He recently relocated to Mt. Pleasant from Greer, SC and began working at SW+A in January 2013.

JOHN PUTNEY, P.E.putney
John attended Auburn University where he met his wife and graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree in 2007. After graduation, he returned home to Charleston and began work as a Construction Services Project Manager for WPC, A Terracon Company. John gained valuable knowledge managing and working on projects in the residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and nuclear sectors. He brings a wide range of experience to SW+A that includes geotechnical, environmental, forensic, and construction materials testing and inspection services. John recently received notification that he earned his P.E. license from the October 2013 exam. When not at work, you can probably find him fishing somewhere between the Wando River and the Ace Basin.

ADAM BOSWELLboswell
Adam is 23 years old and graduated from Clemson University in 2012 with a BS in Civil Engineering. He is an avid fisherman and hunter, relishes in good old farm work, and enjoys hanging out with his friends and family. In his spare time, Adam dabbles in entrepeneurial ventures and enjoys managing investments.