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James Macdonnell Joins SEPI Engineering & Construction as Remediation Department Manager

Local Firm Hires Engineering Professional with More Than 17 Years of Industry Experience

Raleigh, NC, December 20, 2012 --( Sepi Asefnia, President and founder of SEPI Engineering & Construction (, a firm which provides civil engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients across the Southeast, has announced the addition of James Macdonnell as remediation department manager. In this position, Macdonell will use his more than 17 years of experience to oversee management of remediation projects, as well as business development efforts in both the public and private sector.

Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Macdonnell graduated with honors with a bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of Alberta in St. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining SEPI Engineering & Construction, he spent 11 years with URS Corporation in New York City, primarily working on environmental, geotechnical, water and wastewater construction projects. Additionally, Macdonnell worked for three years for a junior exploration and mining company on gold and diamond exploration projects in South America and Africa, and spent three years as an environmental consultant and contractor in New York City. Active in his community, Macdonnell is a member of the Carolina Geological Society (CGS) and coaches youth hockey teams in Apex, N.C., where he resides with his wife, Kate, and their children, Samantha, Julia and Cooper.

“James’ wealth of experience and knowledge of geology and earth sciences make him an invaluable addition to our team,” said Asefnia. “We are proud to offer his expertise and vast project management skills to our ever-growing client base.”

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Established in 2001, SEPI Engineering & Construction provides engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients. As a full-service civil engineering services firm, SEPI is 8(a) certified with the Small Business Administration and is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. SEPI was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, ethics, and the highest quality of service to clients. The firm’s goal is to not just meet a client’s expectations but to exceed them. Due to the extensive and varied engineering industry experience of the professionals at SEPI, the firm is able to provide its clients with site/civil design, environmental planning, traffic engineering and operations including traffic and noise analysis, construction management, roadway and structural design, water resources, natural resources/permitting, wetland/stream mitigation, public involvement and surveying services. SEPI has a corporate office located in Raleigh and a branch office located in Charlotte, N.C. For more information about SEPI Engineering & Construction, call (919) 789-9977 or visit

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