Sarah McEwen joins Neel-Schaffer as Central Region Hydrology/Hydraulics Discipline Lead

JACKSON, Miss. (April 20, 2023) – Sarah McEwen, PE, CFM, has joined Neel-Schaffer as the Central Region Hydrology and Hydraulics Discipline Lead.

In this role, she will be responsible for managing all hydrology, hydraulics, and drainage projects in Mississippi and Arkansas. The firm has 18 Mississippi offices and has multiple projects underway in Arkansas.

McEwen has 10 years of extensive experience managing projects involving bridge hydraulics, scour evaluations, internal technical reviews, and roadway hydraulics. She has experience with hydrologic modification impact analysis as part of site design and erosion control measures. She also has a background in floodplain mapping and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.

In addition to numerous projects for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, McEwen has completed projects for the DOTs in South Carolina, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, and North Dakota. She has also worked for Pat Harrison Waterway District in south Mississippi, City of Boston (Massachusetts) Public Works Department, Louisiana Watershed Initiative, and the Louisiana Coastal Protection Restoration Authority.

“We are extremely excited to have someone with Sarah’s credentials joining the Neel-Schaffer family and our Water Resources Group, which now has more than 30 members,” said Glenn Ledet, Jr., PE, Neel-Schaffer’s Water Resources Program Manager. “The level of work she has accomplished across various states and disciplines adds another layer of expertise to our fast-growing H&H and Water Resources sectors.”

“I am looking forward to working with Sarah as she develops our Hydrology and Hydraulic team,” said Melinda McGrath, PE, Central Region Manager. “Her extensive knowledge and experience in providing innovative solutions for complex projects will be a tremendous asset to our group and the entire Neel-Schaffer team.”

McEwen is a Registered Professional Engineer in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, and North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University.