WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Chip Smith as area manager for the firm’s water practice in the Carolinas.


In his new position, Mr. Smith, who will be based in the firm’s Charlotte office, will focus on the planning, design and construction of water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure improvement and rehabilitation projects. Some of the firm’s recent local projects include the Sugar Creek Outfall Rehabilitation Project, water and sewer design for the I-85 Widening and the McAlway-Churchill Storm Drainage Improvement Project. Mr. Smith will work closely with technical staff and business development teams to deliver a water market growth strategy, establish new clients and develop and maintain existing client relationships.

Mr. Smith has more than 30 years of experience on a broad array of water, wastewater, and storm water projects across the Southeast U.S. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was program director of water management services for a national engineering firm, responsible for technical support and quality control for water, sewer and storm water projects.

A licensed professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, Mr. Smith received a B.S. in civil engineering from Old Dominion University. He is a member of the Water Environment Federation and American Public Works Association.

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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s careers site.