Municipal and Public Works Engineering

S&ME performs design and engineering services for numerous municipalities throughout the United States. Our experience encompasses a broad range of project types from minor utility relocations to major public works programs. We know both sides of municipal development issues having served as both owner’s representative and prime consultant on a variety of projects. Our professionals have overseen major multimillion dollar capital improvements programs and infrastructure development projects. Our services include:

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water treatment
  • Storm water drainage and hydrology studies
  • Sanitary sewer inspection, evaluation and rehabilitation
  • Utilities relocation
  • Natural gas distribution
  • Municipal roadways/sidewalks
  • Land use and facility studies
  • Water distribution, storage and new source development
  • Asset inspection and maintenance (AIM)
  • Municipal recreational facilities and parks planning and design
  • Roadway and sidewalk planning and improvement design
  • Industrial park master planning
  • Grant preparation, application and funding assistance
  • Infrastructure retrofit design and construction
  • Construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services
  • Urban retrofits and infill
  • Landfill design/ inspection and groundwater monitoring services
  • Waste characterization
  • Inspection/ assessment of derelict or abandoned properties
  • Environmental site assessments
  • Streetscape planning

Our professional team includes civil, transportation and environmental engineers, environmental scientists, landscape architects and urban planners with expertise in the design of human settlements, land development, and infrastructure design for a wide range of public facilities. Our expertise includes municipal roadway and bridge improvements, storm water management, flood and erosion control plans, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, water system planning and design, water distribution lines, wastewater pretreatment and treatment, sewage collection system improvements, industrial pretreatment studies, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. We frequently supply municipalities with long-range planning assistance from environmental site assessments to regulatory compliance to final decommissioning. Our professional staff is experienced in managing urban renovation projects. We are adept at resolving community concerns to allow for increased commercial and economic activity unique to individual communities.

Public Works Program Management

Our design team has extensive experience providing comprehensive program management for city and region-wide planning, design and construction projects under a wide variety of conditions. We are particularly experienced in the overall management of projects involving multiple disciplines and tasks and public presentations of technical information. We offer engineering design and planning services for all phases of site development, infrastructure, utilities, and site development design from conception to construction. Other specialties include zoning assistance, coordination with public agencies, preliminary site evaluations, due diligence, grading and drainage design, and construction document preparation.

We have extensive experience conducting strategic planning sessions and in developing strong, community-wide support, public involvement, and enthusiasm for public works projects. We are committed to the ideal that planning and listening are powerful tools for fostering positive and sustainable change, and creating rewarding and enriching built environments that satisfy both multiple community needs.