Who We Are

Engineers of the South is a planning, environmental, and civil engineering consulting firm established in 2005. We are based in both Birmingham and Florence, Alabama. Our staff has a proven track record of success in the design of conventional and innovative water related infrastructure. We often work as the lead engineer for our clients or within the role of a sub-consultant to other Civil Engineering firms, Architectural Firms, and Private Utility Providers. Our client focused philosophy of service is aimed at providing quality designs that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients. We typically lead and/or support nearly every aspect of our Client’s projects including:

  • Providing funding assistance (rate studies, grant applications, etc.).
  • Completing studies and alternative evaluations for the identification of client specific and cost effective solutions.
  • Assisting with regulatory issues and permitting processes.
  • Surveying and land acquisitions.
  • Completing detailed design and the preparation of project bid documents, contracts, and specifications.
  • Procurement assistance throughout the bidding and award processes.
  • Providing construction phase services including office administration, resident observation, preparation of O&M manuals, record drawings, start-up, and warranty assistance.

As a small company, we can offer services with a personal touch and low overhead while providing access to support resources as projects dictate. Our staff’s collective knowledge is diverse but specialized in the water and wastewater fields. Our history of return clients (over 80% of our business) underscores our commitment to delivering quality projects on schedule and within budget.

Types of Water Services Offered

Engineers of the South prides itself on being innovative and progressive while preserving a rich tradition of quality design. We focus on creating cost-effective designs for long term operational efficiency. Some of our water capabilities include:

  • Water resource planning, development, and management.
  • Evaluations and modeling of conveyance systems.
  • Treatment process evaluations and design.
  • Distribution systems, pumping stations, and storage tanks.
  • Pilot Testing.
  • New Water Treatment Plants.
  • Rehabilitation and Expansion of Existing Plants.
  • Residuals management.
  • Complete service from preliminary through construction and start-up.

We have evaluated and/or designed conventional surface water treatment facilities as well as plants featuring more advanced technologies like membrane filtration. Our experiences include conveyance and treatment for both surface water sources and ground water. We have assisted our clients when considering or implementing a variety of process technologies including membranes, carbon, ion exchange, softening, and alternative disinfectants.

Types of Wastewater Services Offered

Engineers of the South’s staff has many years of combined experience dealing with the challenges facing today’s owners of wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment facilities. Some of our wastewater capabilities include:

  • Compliance assistance and permitting.
  • Evaluations and modeling of collection and pumping systems.
  • Treatment process evaluations and design.
  • Flow monitoring, sewer overflow correction programs, and associated sewer rehabilitation work.
  • Discharge and re-use.
  • New Wastewater Treatment Plants.
  • Rehabilitation and expansion of existing plants.
  • De-centralized and on-site wastewater treatment systems.
  • Biosolids treatment, disposal, and re-use.
  • Complete service from preliminary through construction and start-up.

We have evaluated and/or designed wastewater treatment facilities with features such as trickling filters, oxidation ditches, activated sludge processes, recirculating of sand filters, sequential batch reactors, lagoons of all types, nitrification, nutrient removal, tertiary filtration, flow equalization, drip irrigation, and spray irrigation. We have assisted our clients when considering or implementing a variety of process technologies including membrane bioreactors, biological phosphorus removal, and ultra-violet disinfection. Our experiences with residuals handling include mechanical thickening, dewatering, and stabilization (Class A and B).

Our Mission

Engineers of the South is dedicated to building long-term professional relationships by fostering the spirit of teamwork to active our client’s vision. We will be diligent and responsive to our clients needs. We want to be a highly respected and well established consulting firm throughout the southeast. We will leave a legacy of lasting relationships and projects of redeeming value that are assets within their communities.

Reputation for Quality

Engineers of the South offers engineering and management experience gained from the successful completion of hundreds of projects. We have been leaders in the consulting engineering field for many years throughout Alabama and the southeast. We have enjoyed working with a long list of clients over the years and are committed to excellence and working hard to maintain our reputation. We pledge our best efforts to provide exceptional engineering services to our clients through high-quality designs, responsiveness, dependability, and cost control. We recognize that our reputation is not based on what we say about ourselves but on what our clients and peers say about us.