SEPI has announced the addition of James Macdonell 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, Macdonell 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 another engineering firm in New York City, primarily working on environmental, geotechnical, water and wastewater construction projects. Additionally, Macdonell 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, Macdonell 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.