Employee Testimonials

“As a recent member of the Neel-Schaffer team, I have found my experience to be positive and rewarding on many levels.  After working for 23 years as a civil engineer in the public works and private consultant sector, I was looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity.  Neel-Schaffer has provided many and varied challenges, and the opportunity to work with and learn from many talented co-workers.  It is satisfying to see my work contributing to the success of the company as well as my own professional career.  Neel-Schaffer also offers a strong and stable work environment, and the flexibility required for my family.”

Steve Vercher, PE

Shreveport, LA - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2015

“When I joined Neel-Schaffer 17 years ago, I quickly realized that this employer was everything I had hoped for in a work place environment.  Neel-Schaffer is very team oriented and committed to helping our community.  The benefits are great and the employees are like family to me.  As a mother of three, I am very grateful for Neel-Schaffer and their ability to accommodate their employees when family time is needed.  I plan to spend the rest of my career with my Neel-Schaffer family.”

Andrea Patt - Administrative Services Manager

Baton Rouge, LA - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 1999

“As a recent Neel-Schaffer hire, I am most impressed with the level of commitment by our company to the local communities that we serve and the importance that is placed on each employee’s contributions.  When deciding to join Neel-Schaffer in early 2015, I was aware of the company’s reputation for excellent technical work, but found out quickly that maintaining a family atmosphere was equally important.  As I was hired to expand our Water and Wastewater Engineering practice, I continue to get the support and encouragement of our Senior Management Team in my endeavors.  This is a great company made up of great people.”

Roy Thomas, PE - Senior Project Manager

Mandeville, LA - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2015

“As a recent addition to the Neel-Schaffer team, I get to work with many experienced professionals on  a variety of transportation projects, which is exactly what I hoped for when I started this job. I have gained so much valuable experience during my first year here. The office also provides flexibility for my work-life balance. I am looking forward to furthering my career while becoming a part of the family at Neel-Schaffer.”

Mai Nguyen, PE - Engineer

Baton Rouge, LA - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2015

Excellent reputation. Experienced staff. Family atmosphere. Those are just a few of the many reasons why I joined Neel-Schaffer in July of 2015.  I was very content at my previous firm, and when Neel-Schaffer approached me about an awesome opportunity in Memphis, initially I wasn’t convinced this would be the best career move for me. However, after talking with members of the Senior Management Team it was very clear that Neel-Schaffer was the place for me.  Their thoughtfulness, concern, and commitment both to me and the Greater Memphis Area were more than what I expected.  I’m so excited to be a part of this great company.”

Greg Dotson, PE - Engineer Manager

Memphis, TN - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2015

“When I joined Neel-Schaffer two years ago, I was excited by the prospect of working with a team of experienced and talented professionals.  I can honestly say that my expectations have been exceeded and I have been given the opportunity to grow as an engineer in ways that I could not have imagined.  I have gained so much experience on the projects that I have worked on and I look forward to continuing to grow with Neel-Schaffer.”

Ellen Burke, PE, PTOE - Engineer

Baton Rouge, LA - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2014

“In the 15-plus years I have been employed at Maptech, I have been afforded opportunities to further my professional career that I would not expect to have received at any other organization.  These opportunities have provided me with the necessary experience and confidence to perform at a level greater than I could have ever imagined.  God has blessed me and my family by being surrounded with individuals who work for an organization that encourages good sound family and professional values.  I am extremely grateful for my achievements, but they are not my own.  I believe the only thing that limits my continued growth is myself.”

Chris Pesnell, PS, CFedS - Surveyor

Pearl, MS - Joined Maptech in 2000

“I started working for Neel-Schaffer in September 2007. During this time, I have grown professionally and personally in a company that greatly supports its employees. One of the most valuable experiences while working here is feeling like one is part of a big family. Everybody is willing to help each other with one main goal, keep doing a great job. I have had the opportunity of working on complex projects involving several offices in different states, and experiencing how the team grows together resulting in successful projects and happy clients.”

Susana Martin-Cook, PE - Engineer

Southaven, MS - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2007

“My journey with Neel-Schaffer started over 20 years ago when I met Mr. Neel for the first time at Mississippi State University when he presented me with the Neel-Schaffer scholarship. I knew then I wanted to work for his company. I was offered the opportunity to join the Neel-Schaffer team in 1999 and have never regretted my decision to come aboard. Throughout my career here, I have enjoyed working on a variety of transportation projects as well as expanded my network throughout the transportation community. Most importantly, I love the work atmosphere! Neel-Schaffer treats its employees like family and I’m truly blessed to be a part of this phenomenal family. I look forward to finishing out my career as a Transportation Engineer with this company.”

Theresa Carter, PE - Engineer/Transportation Engineer

Birmingham, AL - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 1999

“Over the past 10 years with Neel-Schaffer, I’ve had the opportunity to assist both public and private clients in achieving their project goals. Neel-Schaffer helps the communities in which we live and work, and that do-the-right-thing attitude impressed me from the beginning. Though we are a for-profit company, emphasis is always given first to the public, client, and employee. Employee’s achievements are always appreciated and rewarded appropriately. I am glad that I made the choice to come work for Neel-Schaffer.”

Vijay Kunada, PE, PTP, PTOE - Engineer Manager

Lafayette, LA - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2006

“Nineteen years ago, as a freshman in college with ambitions of becoming a math teacher, I took a part-time position with Neel-Schaffer in Laurel (MS) as an administrative assistant. After a few months working alongside a great group of engineers I was encouraged to pursue a degree in civil engineering. I was offered a position with Neel-Schaffer as an engineer intern in Columbus (MS) after completing my education. During my 19 years, I have worked in three Neel-Schaffer locations, which has afforded me the opportunity to have several outstanding mentors. I have come full circle in that I now practice engineering and manage the office in Laurel, where it all started. Through college, marriage, starting a family and pursuing my career, Neel-Schaffer has been much more than just an employer.”

Mandy Hegwood, PE - Engineer Manager

Laurel, MS - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 1997

“I relocated to Mississippi from New Jersey in 2012, and the team at Neel-Schaffer could not have been more accommodating. They really went out of their way to help me feel like I was joining a new family, not leaving one behind. Working at Neel-Schaffer has been extremely rewarding and I look forward to the different challenges that land on my desk every day.”

Chris Trebisky, PE, PS, PP, LEED - Civil Engineer/Project Manager

Madison, MS - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2012

“I came to Neel-Schaffer a little over nine years ago looking to diversify my workload. Since that time, I have been given opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects and to interact with many of our clients. I am thankful to my managers for continuously providing ways for me to obtain the training I need to do new tasks. They also generously support my continuing education and active participation in professional organizations. I truly appreciate all of the amazing opportunities that I have been given during my time at Neel-Schaffer!”

Becky Rogers, PE, PTP - Transportation Engineer

Birmingham, AL - Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2006

“One of my favorite things about working here are the day-to-day challenges my job presents. I wear many hats as I work in a relatively small group that works on a variety of projects. I often find myself presented with new problems for which I am challenged to develop solutions. Thinking outside the box keeps the mind fresh. I also love that Neel-Schaffer is a family-oriented company.  As a woman, I have never felt like I needed to choose between my family and a career.  The atmosphere at Neel-Schaffer is designed to allow me to balance the two.  I could not ask for a better place to work.”

Laura B. Reese - SoilTech Lab and Project Manager

Ridgeland, MS – Joined SoilTech in 2006

“I have been with Neel-Schaffer for a little over five years now, and during that time I have worked with many wonderful individuals who will go the extra mile to help you out. The thing that stands out the most for me is the willingness of our employees to give you a helping hand no matter which office they might be in. Many individuals – One team.”

Jorge D. Ferrer - CAD Manager

Maitland, FL – Joined Neel-Schaffer in 2011

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Working for Neel-Schaffer is not just a job. It’s a career – or even more than that: “One of the most valuable experiences while working here is feeling like part of a big family.”

Career Opportunities

Welcome, and thank you for stopping by to check out the variety of employment opportunities we offer around the Southeast. Orlando, Dallas, New Orleans and Nashville are just a few of the cities in which we operate.

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Minority Scholarship Program

Neel-Schaffer established a minority scholarship program for engineering students in 1990 and has since awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to students across the Southeast. The first recipient of the Neel-Schaffer minority scholarship...

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Internships

Neel-Schaffer offers a variety of internship opportunities in various departments and locations around the Southeast. Often, our interns work hand-in-hand on major projects with experienced professionals...

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