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  • Massachusetts MS4 General Permit Now in Effect!

    July 5th, 2018 by Nick Cristofori


     

    The 2016 Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit is now in effect as of July 1, 2018 after a 1 year postponement.  Similarly, the 2017 New Hampshire Small MS4 General Permit is also in effect as of July 1.  Regulated communities and other non-traditional MS4s (Massachusetts, New Hampshire) now have 90 days

     

    Once completed, permittees will need to work towards preparing additional deliverables between now and June 30, 2019 such as a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Plan and Illicit Discharge, Detection, and Elimination (IDDE) Plan. 

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  • CEI Wins Best Firms to Work For - Geotechnical Engineering

    June 25th, 2018 by Rob Cote


     

    We are proud to announce that CEI has once again ranked nationally by the Zweig White Group as a Best Firm to Work For, placing #1 in the Geotechnical Engineering category. Insights from employees are compiled and given scores to determine the Top Firms. The firms are then recognized for their outstanding workplace atmosphere, teamwork, work/life balance, benefits packages, amenities and culture. CEI would like to give a big thank you to our staff, clients and many supporters for making it possible for us to win these prestigious awards.

     

     

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  • Top 15 Uses for GIS

    June 18th, 2018 by Josephine Hatton


     

    Wait, what?  What is GIS?

    GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems.  It refers to mapping technology that brings together hardware (computers, mobile devices, GPS units) and specialized software to collect, analyze, and model data about the world around us.  It has almost unlimited applications in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. 

    1. Mapping municipal, state, and federal infrastructure 

    GIS is an excellent tool for mapping various types of infrastructure at a range of scales, allowing the user to see them all in their relative locations, with all their associated data.  

     

    With GIS a town can make a map showing the location, diameter, material, age, and flow direction of all the water conduits under their streets, along with hydrants, valves, pump stations, catch basins, outfalls, and so on.   

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  • PWW Watershed Cleanup

    June 14th, 2018 by Rob Cote


     

    For over 20 years, CEI has worked closely with Pennichuck Water Works on water quality and watershed protection initiatives. Projects have ranged from the engineering and construction of best management practices, sediment studies, long-term management planning, and public education. But it’s not all business, this past Saturday CEI joined forces with Pennichuck on a beautiful day for their 1st Annual Watershed Cleanup Event! With CEI serving as a Platinum Sponsor, the group set out early Saturday morning in an effort to

     

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  • CEI Presents - Stormwater BMPs

    June 6th, 2018 by Rob Cote


     

    As part of a Specialty Conference Series, the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) hosted a Stormwater Specialty Conference & Exhibit: "Enhancing Stormwater Resilience in the Built Environment". At this technical conference, CEI's own Nick Cristofori, P.E. gave an informative presentation on the Design and Construction of Resilient Stormwater BMPs to Address Climate Change and Improve Water Quality

     

     

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  • CEI Receives Prequalification for Geotechnical Services

    May 21st, 2018 by Rob Cote


     

    CEI is proud to announce the expansion of the firms’ prequalified services for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to now include Geotechnical services. CEI was recently approved for this new discipline adding to the existing categories of bridge design, roadway design, hydraulics & hydrology, hazardous waste remediation, wetlands and water quality.

     CEI has successfully completed dozens of task orders for MassDOT through the years that have included stormwater BMP design, regulatory review, statewide guidance development, and water resource consulting.

     

     

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  • Are You Ready for MS4?

    May 16th, 2018 by Nick Cristofori


     

    Only a little over 7 weeks remain until the new NPDES MS4 permit becomes effective!  Are you ready?

     

    By now, hopefully you’re aware that the new permit goes into effect July 1, 2018 and “starts the clock” on completion of Year-1 requirements.  Even though the first action item, the Notice of Intent (NOI), isn’t due until September 29, 2018, we highly recommend that you begin its preparation during the next couple months.  

     

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  • Top 12 Reasons to Work at CEI - #11 Flexibility & Growth - No Pigeonholing!

    April 3rd, 2017 by Eileen Pannetier


    #11 Flexibility & Growth - No Pigeonholing!

    Merriam Webster defines a Pigeonhole as “A hole or small recess for pigeons to nest.”

    A CEI Employee recently said: “I know so many of the people I went to college with who are trapped in a pigeonhole created by being good at something. Their company just keeps them doing the same thing, month after month, because it would cost too much to provide them training in something different. Conversely, CEI’s employees are actively promoted, trained and encouraged to diversify their experience.”

    CEI staff are our biggest investment. We selectively hire with the long term professional interests and work-life balance of our staff in mind. That means if someone wants to change from one discipline to another within the firm’s capabilities, we typically allow it and encourage it if it helps them grow and is consistent with the company’s principles. So no pigeonholing. In fact, our mentoring program encourages junior staff to explore different types of work within the firm and to learn as much as possible especially in their early years so that they will have a broader background and reach in later years.

    CEI also encourages teams to bring junior staff to meetings with the client when possible, especially at the start of the project, so the client can meet them and so that junior staff will have a better understanding of client needs and goals.  It’s small investments like these that help us achieve superior results with satisfied employees and clients.

    We believe in long-term thinking and relationships over short term profits. See the current openings here: http://ceiengineers.com/work-with-us/career-opportunities

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  • Top 12 Reasons to Work at CEI Starting with #12

    December 13th, 2016 by Eileen Pannetier


    #12. A Sense of Accomplishment - Seeing Your Designs Come to Life When Constructed.

    Whether it’s doing a grading plan and then seeing how the land contours change during construction, or watching new sidewalk be built and seeing how excited the folks who live near it get, work in civil/environmental engineering can bring a strong feeling of accomplishment.

    CEI’s projects are positive projects with a focus on sustainability: new or rehabilitated pump stations; new or rehabbed water treatment or storage facilities; restored dams; environmentally friendly parking lots, trails and boat ramps; improved traffic patterns; free-flowing culverts to prevent flooding; and stormwater treatment practices to protect and improve water quality. People benefit, the environment benefits.

    Our team approach means every person on the team participates in the planning/design/construction process including quality control. Every person contributes. There’s nothing better than a client thanking you for a job well done.

    CEI currently has openings for civil engineers with 2+ years experience in our Marlborough, MA office, especially for those with good AutoCAD skills. We’ve also got openings for bridge engineers who would assist with our small bridge program and hydraulics analysis. See the current openings here: http://ceiengineers.com/work-with-us/career-opportunities

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