Burns & McDonnell Expands Water Services Team in the Mid-Atlantic

November 04, 2021
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Emily Simone
Burns & McDonnell

With more than 30 years of experience in the water, wastewater and stormwater industry, Paul Delphos, PE, joins Burns & McDonnell as Water Group manager for the Mid-Atlantic region based in Norfolk-Hampton Roads. Delphos joins the firm’s growing water practice, specializing in design-build and other forms of collaborative project delivery for industrial and municipal clients across the U.S.

“Paul will be an integral part of our team and our initiative to bring comprehensive water solutions to clients in the Mid-Atlantic,” says Jeff Ganthner, vice president and general manager for the Mid-Atlantic region of Burns & McDonnell. “His established industry experience and reputable business demeanor will further enable us to establish and grow relationships with our clients in the water industry.”

Delphos has proven success in providing creative solutions to many of the water, wastewater and stormwater challenges faced by Mid-Atlantic utilities, as well as mentoring and developing staff into highly effective project delivery teams. He was recently named the American Water Works Association Director for Virginia, has previously consulted on water-related issues with the White House Office of Science and Technology and has been a guest lecturer at a variety of colleges including the University of Pennsylvania. Delphos is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Master of Science in environmental engineering and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, both from Georgia Tech.

“I look forward to growing and developing our team and water capabilities in the Mid-Atlantic,” Delphos says. “By strengthening our presence in the region and providing a link to the outstanding Burns & McDonnell personnel across the country, we are well equipped to address complex client challenges by providing thorough, creative water, wastewater and stormwater solutions.”

Engineering News-Record ranks Burns & McDonnell at No. 9 in Wastewater Treatment and No. 13 in Water Treatment. The firm also ranks as the No. 16 design firm in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as among leading manufacturing and design-build firms nationwide. The 100% employee-owned company has been recognized by more than 35 publications worldwide as a top workplace.  

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