RETTEW Promotes Jim Caldwell to Group Manager

Lancaster, Pa. – RETTEW, a multidiscipline engineering, land development, planning, surveying and environmental consulting firm, recently promoted James R. Caldwell from project manager to group manager in the firm’s Lancaster civil/municipal group.

“Jim’s proven history in managing projects and coaching employees is a definite asset to both RETTEW and our clients,” said Mark P. Lauriello, PE, president, RETTEW. “I congratulate Jim on this well deserved promotion.” 

As group manager, Caldwell is responsible for all aspects of project management and administration of municipal projects in the firm’s civil/municipal group. He oversees projects involving land development; subdivision and storm water management plan preparation and review; park, trail and greenway planning and construction; land use planning and ordinance preparation and review; GIS development; and construction observation and administration.

With 24 years of experience in the civil/municipal engineering field in both the public regulatory sector and the private sector, Caldwell is also well versed in urban forestry, arboriculture and forest management. Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PADCNR), he has spearheaded several area trail-building projects, including the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail, Cumberland County, and the Lake Grubb Nature Park and Trail, Lancaster County. Presently, Caldwell is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and PADCNR on the City of Wilkes-Barre Trail/Greenway Master Plan and the Greater Kingston Area Trail/Greenway Master Plan; both projects are in Luzerne County.

Caldwell earned his associates degree in forest technology from Williamsport Area Community College. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Lancaster County Zoning Officers and Building Permit Officials Association, Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council, Lancaster County Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Additionally, he is on the board of directors for the Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church/Mount Zion Cemetery. Caldwell resides in Conestoga, Lancaster County, Pa.

RETTEW provides engineering, land development, planning, surveying and environmental consulting services to a broad range of clients in the mid-Atlantic region. Beginning in 1969 as a single-person office, today RETTEW has more than 230 employees. Offices are located in Camp Hill, Chambersburg, Chester Springs, Lancaster, Nazareth, and Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; and Liberty and Margaretville, N.Y. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5 or e-mail