WDA Design Group is a multiple award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm with offices in Westborough, MA specializing in civil engineering, landscape architecture, site planning, surveying and permitting. Since 1997, we have developed innovative site design solutions for some of southern New England’s leading public and private clients. With a passion for innovation and a deep understanding of the essence of where we practice, WDA has been responsible for the creation of some of the most recognizable public and private developments in Massachusetts and Rhode Island over the past two decades, including Northborough Crossing, Bay State Commons, the Apponaug Circulator, the Astra Zeneca Headquarters, and Quinn Memorial Square.
The firm is currently involved in the planning and design of a diverse range of projects, including mixed-use urban developments, smart growth developments, transit-oriented developments, brownfield redevelopments, post-industrial site reclamations, educational and institutional campuses, commercial & retail centers, office | research & development parks, science & health care facilities, restaurants, urban parks, streetscapes, athletic facilities, open space planning, and historic landscape restoration. We have worked for many years to establish and maintain a reputation for design excellence amongst private developers, public municipalities, architects and allied design professionals. Our reputation- combined with our talented, award-winning staff- allows us to offer our clients a broad range of professional site design and planning services. Our staff of design professionals is fully qualified to provide an important leadership role in the design and execution of a broad range of project types, and our contributions to projects of all types lead to a measurable increase in property value.
WDA Design Group is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and we have LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) on staff to service projects of all types and scales.
WDA Design Groups’ integrative, multi-disciplinary design approach is unique within the profession. We work closely with our design teams to apply systems thinking to address the whole of the project – not just the pieces. This allows us to achieve increasingly higher levels of environmentally responsible design while still maintaining the highest levels of creative control. Most importantly, this systems approach allows us to continue to successfully fulfill our clients’ programmatic requirements and budgetary objectives.
Each of our projects is designed to establish or maintain a site’s unique sense of place. It is our belief that site design has the ability- or more accurately, the responsibility- to serve as more than mere architectural decoration. Good site design should raise the level of consciousness and enrich the lives of the people who inhabit it. We seek to apply this belief to every project we undertake, as we feel each endeavor is unique and every site has a different story to tell- its own. These principles enable us to develop unique, memorable sites- the art of making a place. Placemaking is ultimately at the core of everything we do- whether the project is a small private residence, a large public park, a prominent civic campus or a secluded private institution.
The Principals at WDA Design Group are closely involved throughout the entire design, planning, permitting, administration and construction process for every project we undertake. Our strong and continuous connections to all of our clients give them the confidence that their projects are being led by the very best and most knowledgeable staff available. The firm's founding Principal, Randy Waterman, a recognized leader in the Central Massachusetts design community, is actively involved in many of the firms large projects. Mike Scott serves as our Principal Civil Engineer and President of the firm. Jim Almonte serves as a Principal Landscape Architect and Vice President. Lar Greene is an Associate and Registered Landscape Architect. Wayne Belec is an Associate in charge of Business Development. Together, the leadership has a broad range of experience and expertise designing, managing, administering, and delivering projects on time and within budget throughout southern New England. The collective knowledge and experience of the Principals and the entire WDA team is our biggest strength, enabling us to respond to the individual needs and requirements of both public and private clients for varied projects. We recognize that each project and client is different- with a distinct set of needs, desires and concerns- and each are treated as such. Whether creating a large-scale master plan or small single site development, these distinctions are identified, recognized, and expressed as part of our comprehensive process. Client satisfaction is of critical importance to the Principals at WDA Design Group, and is emphasized in every facet of our work and with every project we undertake, no matter how large or small.
Our comprehensive Civil Engineering services include the following:
Roadway Design | Drainage Systems | Utility Systems | Stormwater Management | Stormwater Management Retrofit Design/Consultation | Infiltration/Green Technology Systems | Solar Field Site Design | Septic System Design | Pump Station Analysis and Design | Site Design Utilizing AutoTurn | Earthwork Quantity Takeoffs Utilizing Agtek | Municipal Peer Reviews Estimates of Probable Construction Cost | Construction Observation | Expert Testimony
Our comprehensive Landscape Architecture services include the following:
Sustainable Design | Low Impact Development | Smart Growth Solutions | Site Feasibility Studies | Visual Impact Assessments Planting Design | Lighting Design | Hardscape Design | Grading Design | Universal Accessibility | Park Planning | Athletic Fields | Street Planting Plans | PhotoShop Renderings | Illustrator Renderings | SketchUp Modeling
Our comprehensive Surveying services include the following:
Property Line Survey | Topographic Survey | ALTA/ASCM (Land Title) Survey | GPS Survey for Aerial Photography | Mortgage Inspection Plans | Flood Certifications | Construction Layout | Property Line Staking | As-Built Plans | Land Court
Our comprehensive Planning services include the following:
Master Planning | Site Planning | Open Space & Recreation Components of Comprehensive Planning | Open Space Planning | Conservation Planning | Project Management | Permitting Strategies and Schedules | Fiscal Assessments
Positions for designers and support staff open on occasion, and we are always interested in reviewing qualifications. Please submit a cover letter, resume and work samples to our office manager Ginny Casson.
Position: Civil Engineer - Full time with Competitive Salary and Benefits
WDA Design Group is a seeking a candidate who possess the following:
· BSCE degree
· 3 - 5 years demonstrated experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D design
· 3 years minimum experience grading/site design, existing and proposed condition plans, cut/fill analysis
· Preparation of feasibility studies
· Hydrology/hydraulics experience
· Permitting experience
· Ability to work with clients, town boards, cooperating subs, and other project related parties to maintain smooth project management
· Ability to multi task and work in a deadline-driven challenging environment
· Excellent teamwork, communication and people skills
· Self-directed, organized and self-motivated to accomplish goals
· Project management and construction management preferred but not required
· Soil Evaluation Certification a plus
· Septic system design experience a plus
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, combined with health/dental plan, 401k plan, competitive PTO, and education/tuition reimbursement.