December 18, 2007; Boston, Mass. – Nitsch Engineering, a Boston-based civil engineering, land surveying, transportation engineering, sustainable site consulting, planning, and GIS firm, has promoted Nicole Holmes, PE, LEED® AP, to Project Manager.
Nicole has seven years of experience in providing site design and permitting services for a wide range of projects. Over the past five years, her project work has focused on providing sustainable site design and consulting on projects up and down the East Coast. Nicole’s work on the University of Virginia’s Meadow Creek Stormwater Master Plan received 2007 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and ACEC/MA. She also contributed to the firm’s 2005 Engineering Excellence Awards for the sustainable site system design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Stata Center. Nicole has also provided her sustainable expertise on projects at Yale University, Princeton University, Harvard University, Emory University, Virginia Tech, and The Connecticut Center for Science and Exploration, among others.
“Over the past few years, Nicole has grown into a leader at our firm,” said Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED® AP, President of Nitsch Engineering. “In addition to honing her engineering skills, Nicole has stepped up to lead our sustainable site consulting group, which works with our clients to figure out sustainable site strategies. She is one of the leaders of our in-house Sustainable Sites Group, organizing in-house presentations on a monthly basis to keep our staff knowledgeable about new and emerging methods of improving sustainability. We’re proud to promote her to a position that more accurately reflects her existing role as a leader in our firm.”
Nicole’s expertise has been recognized by a number of groups. She recently wrote an article for the BSCES News called The Civil Engineer’s Role in Going “Green” and was a featured guest on the Boston Neighborhood Network’s Civil Engineering Today cable television show about Sustainability. In 2006, she presented Stormwater Master Planning at the APPA Conference. Nicole was selected one of the Top 20 New Faces of Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2003.
Nicole graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She is an E-Mentor through the University’s Connections Program, which focuses on mentoring students. Nicole has been actively involved in the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Boston for six years, serving as co-chair of the Mentoring Committee from 2003 to 2005, and serving as the co-chair of the Publicity Committee since 2005. She served as the Secretary of the National Engineer’s Week in Boston in 2003 and 2004, and as the Co-chair for the Event in 2005. She is a member of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES) and participates in Boston’s Green Roundtable monthly discussion. Nicole is also a member of Site Selection Committee for the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth.