Monday, December 22, 2014

McMahon Associates supports the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

At a recent employer event, the staff of McMahon Associates, a transportation engineering and planning firm, completed a team-building challenge that resulted in the donation of ten children’s bicycles to the Early Head Start at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 

The McMahon employees of the mid-Atlantic regional offices recently held their annual, regional planning meeting in Lafayette Hill, PA. As part of a team-building exercise, the employees were tasked to assemble ten children’s bicycles. Casey Moore, P.E., vice president and mid-Atlantic regional manager stated “McMahon is proud to continue charitable support to CHOP.  Our employees worked as a unit to support this amazing hospital and the services it provides to help children in our area.”

Established in 1855, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the world’s largest and oldest hospitals devoted exclusively to the care of children. The hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. CHOP has been ranked as the best children’s hospital in the United States by U.S. News World Report andParents Magazine.

McMahon Associates’ mid-Atlantic offices are located in Fort Washington (corporate headquarters), Exton, Camp Hill, Lehigh Valley, and Pittsburgh, PA; Yardville, NJ; and Bowie, MD and employ 85 staff of the company’s 120 full-time employees.  The firm also has three offices in Florida and three in the New England region (Massachusetts and Rhode Island). McMahon’s primary services include transportation planning/traffic studies, traffic signal and ITS design and permitting, highway design and permitting, bridge design and inspection, transit planning, expert witness testimony, land surveying, geographic information systems and software development, IT infrastructure consulting, and construction services for public and private clients. For more information, visit to

Monday, December 15, 2014

Updated career resource for engineering students

The data experts and editors at recently updated their guides for several engineering-related careers. Their resource was created for students and jobseekers looking for in-depth career information and guidance and has been expanded to include more comprehensive data such as:

-          An overview of requirements for those pursuing a career in engineering
-          Available on-campus and online engineering programs
-          Related job salary comparisons
-          Job growth outlook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
-          Additional resources for students and job seekers

Anyone can view our the career guides at the following pages:

How to Become a Mechanical Engineer

How to Become an Electrical Engineer

Learn How to Become is a non-commercial organization focused on creating valuable career planning tools and content for jobseekers and students. Their mission is to help students and other aspiring professionals understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school to climbing the company ladder. They are passionate about creating comprehensive resources that can guide individuals through each step they need to take to begin and further their career path.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sewall advocates for water protection, forms water team

LaMarr Clannon, stormwater engineer at James W. Sewall Company, is educating communities and institutions throughout Maine on the benefits of using low impact development (LID) techniques to protect clean drinking water, reduce stormwater impacts, and increase community resiliency to changing weather patterns. She joins a newly formed Water Team at Sewall that offers clients complete, integrated services and solutions that bridge the gap from project design to the maintenance and inspection of system assets.  

In partnership with NOAA and the Maine Coastal Program, Clannon discussed LID for community climate change resiliency at workshops held in Ellsworth and Wells; partnered with the Maine Drinking Water Program and EPA Region 1 on workshops to protect drinking water in Bangor, Lewiston and Presque Isle; presented to the planning board and downtown revitalization committee in Damariscotta on LID for redesigning the riverfront; and, in partnership with the Saco River Corridor Commission and partially funded by the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, presented on LID and local stormwater utilities in 16 towns along the Saco River to protect the River’s drinking water and recreational resources.

Clannon joins Sewall staff members in forming the new Water Team, which combines three areas of expertise, including water/wastewater engineering, stormwater engineering and GIS/asset management capabilities. The team consists of Clannon; Mike Riley, P.E.; and Rick Martens, GISP. Clannon guides clients on MS4 permitting, low impact design, and stormwater utilities development. Riley specializes in water system design, utility master plans, and new source development. Martens consults and designs GIS and asset management systems to support water and wastewater infrastructure, typically as part of a water engineering or stormwater project. The Water Team provides integrated services for water system/plant design, construction administration, and maintenance evaluation using the latest in technology and workflows. 

Founded in 1880, Sewall is an international professional consulting organization specializing in infrastructure, energy, and natural resources. The company’s diverse portfolio is based on 134 years experience in civil engineering, surveying, and forest appraisal; 65 years in remote sensing; and 30 years in GIS and application development. For more information, visit