Charles E. Thomas, P.E.
Chief Operating Officer

Role: Plans, directs, and oversees the company's operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals. Charles assists the organization in the execution of long-term and short-term plans, and directives. He utilizes judgment, vision, management, and leadership to meet the company’s goals. 

Charles Thomas is an experienced engineering manager who has directed the design and construction of large infrastructure projects and staff in fast-paced, results-oriented environments over the past 30 years. He is an articulate communicator able to elicit outstanding performance from a diverse array of professionals. He has been highly successful in developing synergistic relationships to bring projects to completion on time and within allocated budgets. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Engineering Degree in Environmental Systems Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Georgia, Virginia and Florida and has record status with the National Council of Engineering Examiners.

· He served as President of Williams Russell and Johnson International, LLC, an Atlanta based full service multidiscipline A/E design firm. Corporate officer responsible for growing engineering business in markets throughout Africa and the Middle East.

· Served as Board of Control Member for design and construction of the Tom Lowe North Area Water Treatment Plant Phase 1, 2, and 3 expansions. The plant provided drinking water to support growth of Northern Fulton County and the City of Atlanta.

· Earned State of Georgia award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia and the Engineering Alliance for the Utoy Creek Project. The project produced the first municipal building in City of Atlanta to earn Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design status (LEEDS) – Project featured in Green Building Council Annual Magazine.

· Working as a member of the Round Robin Team formed by a municipal client to expedite delivery of major projects under the Senate Bill 500 Consent Decree Program. Earned a Most Valued Partner Award from the Clients’ Construction Management Division for work on the Phosphorus Reduction Program. Efforts resulted in client meeting all Senate Bill 500 Consent Order Milestones ahead of schedule.

· Earned City of Atlanta Construction Management Team Leadership Award for Efforts to complete RM Clayton Plant Expansion Construction Phase II on schedule and Phase III six months ahead of schedule.

· Served as Program Director for the A/E Task Order Contract to provide as needed Engineering, Architectural, Construction Management and Planning services for the City of Atlanta. The Task Orders included providing solid waste master planning services, major water main design, automation of treatment plants, hydraulic modeling of water distribution systems, construction management services, project control services, landfill monitoring services, development of solid waste master plan, and development of long range water quality plans.