RETTEW Welcomes Burwell, Goff, Mccarthy and Smith

Lancaster, Pa. — RETTEW, an Engineering News-Record top 200 design firm providing engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, planning, surveying and safety consulting services, recently welcomed new hires Thomas “Brad” Burwell; Michael J. Goff, PE; Kevin M. McCarthy and Derek H. Smith. 

Thomas “Brad” Burwell
Burwell is a group manager in the firm’s natural sciences division in RETTEW’s Canton office, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of project teams and coordinating work activities for Canton’s natural sciences group. The group conducts environmental planning and permitting, remediation, wetland delineations, restorations and water and gas pipeline routing for clients involved in oil and gas exploration in Ohio’s Utica Shale play. Burwell comes to RETTEW from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management, where he managed the coal and industrial mineral regulatory programs, mine safety program and the abandoned mine land reclamation program. He has more than 32 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Burwell has a bachelor’s degree in forestry resources management from West Virginia University, and he resides in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

Michael J. Goff, PE
Goff is a senior engineer in the civil/municipal group in RETTEW’s Canton office. Working with oil and gas clients involved in Ohio’s Utica Shale play, he provides construction management and oversight of temporary freshwater lines required for hydraulic fracturing. He is tasked with ensuring adherence to schedule, budget and specifications. Additionally, he coaches and mentors staff, and he plays a role in business development. Goff has 12 of experience in designing, constructing and maintaining all aspects of commercial and industrial facilities. He is well versed in civil, structural and architectural design concepts, in addition to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design concepts. His construction management experience includes cost estimating, project scheduling, bidding, onsite supervision and final inspections. Goff has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ohio University. He resides in Summit County, Ohio.

Kevin M. McCarthy
McCarthy is a senior environmental scientist in RETTEW’s natural sciences division in the firm’s Canton office. Working with oil and gas clients involved in Ohio’s Utica Shale play, he determines the best route for permanent waterlines needed for oil and gas extraction to minimize impacts to federally regulated waters, including jurisdictional wetlands. He also works to obtain permits for clients from various regulatory agencies, and he provides wetland and stream delineations. McCarthy has 23 years of diversified experience in environmental consulting for numerous public and private clients. He is well versed in wetland delineation, wetland violation reclamation planning and implementation, and wetland creation for compensatory mitigation. Additionally, he has conducted forest conservation data collection, forest stand mapping and forest conservation planning pursuant to the Maryland Forest Conservation Act. McCarthy has a bachelor’s degree in forest management from West Virginia University. He resides in Stark County, Ohio. 

Derek H. Smith
Smith is a senior environmental scientist in the natural sciences division in RETTEW’s Williamsport office. He works with various regulatory agencies on behalf of RETTEW’s key oil and gas clients to secure environmental permits required for water pipelines needed for oil and gas extraction. Specifically, he is tasked with conducting onsite quality control/quality assurance reviews of wetland and stream delineations. Smith also develops protocols and standards for field staff. Smith has 19 years of experience in environmental analysis and documentation within the private sector and state and federal resource agencies. His expertise includes wetland delineation, including disturbed site wetland determinations, and wetland creation and restoration. He is also well versed in aerial photo interpretation and site evaluation of soils and vegetation. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries Science from Penn State University. He resides in Perry County, Pennsylvania.

RETTEW, ranked 166 in 2012 on Engineering News-Record’s annual list of top 500 design firms, provides engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, planning, surveying, safety consulting and related services to a wide range of clients across the country. Beginning in 1969 as a single-person office, today RETTEW has more than 450 employees. Offices are located in Athens, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Mechanicsburg, Pittsburgh, Schuylkill Haven and Williamsport, Pa; Canton, Ohio; and Delhi and Liberty, N.Y. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, please call 1-800-RETTEW-5 (1-800-738-8395) or visit Visit RETTEW Companies on Facebook and Twitter and RETTEW Associates Inc. on LinkedIn.