Altamont Mentors Asheville GreenWorks Interns

Altamont's Wyatt Edsel works with interns from Asheville GreeenWorks' Youth Environmental Leadership Program.

Altamont has a longstanding relationship with Asheville GreenWorks, supporting its environmental and community enhancement efforts. We were approached by Asheville GreenWorks about providing week-long internships to several young adults in Asheville, and we were pleased to assist in offering this opportunity for its Youth Environmental Leadership Program (aka YELP). We wanted to give the students insight into the many service areas Altamont …

Summer Co-ops at Altamont!

Conner Smith of Altamont Environmental

This summer we are pleased to have two co-op employees—one from the University of Georgia and one from the University of Tennessee—spending the current term working at Altamont in Asheville, North Carolina. Conner Smith is a student at the University of Georgia in Athens in the College of Engineering, and he has joined Altamont for his third student co-op semester …

The Altamont Interview: Jennifer Verde, P.E.

Altamont's Jennifer Verde, P.E.

Jennifer Verde, P.E., is an advocate for becoming an engineer—and she doesn’t sugarcoat the choice. “The academic aspect, working on a variety of projects, and working collaboratively with many different types of people and professionals, as I do, are all appealing,” Jennifer says. “But the work aspect of this job is challenging. You end up working a lot.” Jennifer started …

New Job Opportunity at Altamont: Immediate Opening for a Site Civil Engineer (P.E.)

New Job Opportunity at Altamont

Altamont has an immediate opening for a motivated early- to mid-level Site Civil Engineer—with a P.E. as a requirement—to join our successful and growing Engineering/Design and Planning service line. “We’re looking for a mid-level civil engineer eager to work with a high-performing team and for a variety of clients,” says Mike Dale, R.L.A., one of Engineering’s two service line leaders …

Two New Co-op Employees Join Altamont!

Altamont is pleased to welcome two new cooperative education, or co-op, students for the Spring 2016 semester. Jo’Darius Twillie (right) and Jackson Bogach are Engineering students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville participating in its Co-op Engineering Program. Their first terms with Altamont extend from January into May 2016. Co-op employees are employed full time at Altamont for two or three semesters, which typically rotate between a semester at work and …

Altamont’s Chris Gilbert Inspires Asheville Middle School Students

Altamont co-owner Chris Gilbert, P.E., gave Asheville Middle School seventh-grade students a hands-on zipline design lesson, with the purpose of igniting curiosity about the engineering field. “The idea behind the zipline project was inspired by one of our clients, a zipline adventure company,” says Chris.  “I thought that the kids would be more interested in this than other more traditional …