Brad Ehrman, PE
Hydraulics Engineer/Senior Project Manager
Brad joined Neel-Schaffer in 2017 and has more than 15 years of experience in project management, hydraulics/hydrology, erosion control, regulations, policies, and design.
Based in the firm’s Birmingham (AL) office, Brad holds PE registrations in Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio. He has , performed QA reviews of roadway PS&E packages to ensure compliance with AASHTO and ALDOT regulations, designed and managed the design development of major highway projects, ATRIP projects, and developed longitudinal, cross drain, and open channel hydraulic systems for major highway projects using StormCAD PondPack and CivilStorm.
Brad worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation from 2002-2012, holding a variety of positions in project management, hydraulics/hydrology, erosion control, and regulations/policies.
He served as an H/H expert for GDOT, providing guidance and designs for non-standard road system drainage to GDOT project managers and to private consultants. As an erosion control expert, he gathered support from GDOT engineers and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division regarding erosion control policy changes, and he wrote, edited, and revised DOT polices for erosion control, Roadway, Hydraulic, and Bike/Pedestrian paths.
Brad wrote the first version of the GDOT Design Policy Manual, which is the basis for all roadway designs produced by GDOT, maintained the GDOT construction Standards and Details, designed a new GDOT guardrail to comply with MASH guidelines, and chaired the Research Technical Advisory Committee on Design. While at GDOT, Brad regularly presented for organizations such as ASHE, ACEC, GDOT, and the FHWA at its National Hydraulics Engineering Conference.
Brad worked on bike/pedestrian issues for GDOT and is well versed in the PROWAG (Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines).
In addition to drainage design work, Brad provides business development services for Neel-Schaffer in northern Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.