Jake Carpenter Expands GS&P's North Carolina Transportation Practice

New Leader Will Provide Traffic Engineering, Operations Expertise

October 25, 2017   |   Charlotte,  N.C.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Jake Carpenter, P.E., has joined the firm as a senior transportation engineer in the Charlotte office. Carpenter brings more than 13 years of experience in traffic operations and simulation analysis, signal warrant analysis and traffic impact studies. At GS&P, he will focus on project management and operational analysis for a variety of large transportation engineering and planning studies, as well as growing GS&P’s traffic-focused staff in Charlotte.

“Jake is a tremendous resource to our team in Charlotte, serving as our go-to traffic and operations leader as we pursue more of these types of projects with both public- and private-sector clients,” said Mary Clayton, senior vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “He has deep knowledge of his field and is committed to solutions that increase safety and quality-of-life for drivers as well as support economic growth, which is very important during this time of rapid growth in Charlotte. We are proud to welcome him GS&P.”

“The best part of my job is sitting down with clients and project partners to get everyone on the same page, focusing on the real challenges,” said Carpenter. “Those of us in the transportation industry have an exciting opportunity to affect positive change and bring about significant improvements within our communities through smart design. I’m honored to have this opportunity to take the next step in my career by further strengthening GS&P’s position as a transportation leader in North Carolina.”

Carpenter began his career as a transportation associate at Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc., in Raleigh, and established a Charlotte office for the company in 2008. He then served as regional manager for nine years, leading projects and technical production while building an extensive local client base. Some of Carpenter’s notable projects included transportation planning and traffic engineering services for the Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study in South Carolina, a multi-phased traffic study for the Davidson East mixed-use development in Davidson, N.C., and a traffic study and operational analysis for the redevelopment of the Sharon United Methodist Church property in Charlotte. He is an active member of the North Carolina Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (NCSITE). Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Civil Engineering degree, both from North Carolina State University.

GS&P’s Transportation professionals deliver comprehensive planning, design, environmental, architectural and construction phase services for highway, transit, aviation and rail facilities throughout the Southeast. The staff of engineers, planners and scientists capitalize on the firm’s diverse blend of markets and disciplines to offer a truly integrated and sustainable approach that considers all perspectives and offers practical, forward-thinking solutions. The firm is currently working on a transportation study for Northwest Huntersville, N.C., and was recently contracted to provide corridor study services for Marshville U.S. 74.

“Jake is a tremendous resource to our team in Charlotte, serving as our go-to traffic and operations leader as we pursue more of these types of projects with both public- and private-sector clients. He has deep knowledge of his field and is committed to solutions that increase safety and quality-of-life for drivers as well as support economic growth.”

Mary Clayton, GS&P senior vice president
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