BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 5, 2018) – Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Lance Taylor, PE, has joined the firm and will manage the firm’s Alabama operations.
Taylor joins Neel-Schaffer after recently retiring from the Alabama Department of Transportation. He spent nearly 26 years with ALDOT, serving in various capacities, including Assistant Region Engineer for Pre-Construction for the East Central Region.
In that role his duties included plan development, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, railroad coordination, FHWA coordination, design decisions, scope decisions, NEPA document coordination, and contract specification development. Taylor also oversaw or worked on multiple multi-million-dollar projects for ALDOT, including several $100 million-plus interstate modifications, and the $716 million bridge replacement project in the Birmingham Central Business District.
Taylor has extensive experience in managing workforce planning and development training, securing project funding, developing funding agreements, and facilitating public outreach.
Taylor will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office, where he will oversee daily operations for our three Alabama offices, in Birmingham, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa. Neel-Schaffer has about 70 professional, technical, and administrative employees who live and work in Alabama, providing a wide variety of engineering services, from transportation to environmental.
“We are excited about the opportunity to have Lance join Neel-Schaffer to lead our Alabama Operations,” said Chris Sellers, PE, Neel-Schaffer’s Senior Vice President who oversees Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. “He brings outstanding experience and knowledge to our Alabama team. While his experience in our industry will be invaluable to our employees and clients, it is his demonstrated leadership qualities that we are so fortunate to bring on board. Lance is a wonderfully, talented engineer but he is an even better leader and man.”
“I am extremely excited about the opportunities with Neel-Schaffer here in Alabama,” said Taylor. “I look forward to working with this great team of people and to continue providing the quality services Neel-Schaffer is known for in this state.”
Taylor is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Huntsville.