Engineering Service Associates Inc.

Company History

Engineering Service Associates, Inc. ("ESA") is a full service consulting engineering firm with its corporate office located in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 1976, ESA has provided professional engineering services to clients throughout the country for over three decades.


Over the years, ESA's professional engineering team has designed many water and wastewater pumping stations, sewer lines sized up to 144" in diameter, and water and wastewater treatment plants sized up to 80 million gallons a day. All of these projects have required permit applications with agencies such as ADEM, EPA, USACOE, ALDOT, the United States Coast Guard, Railroad Companies or other local agencies. ESA's construction management team has successfully completed construction observation and start up for many of these projects.


For over ten (10) years, our firm served as project coordinator for the Infiltration/Inflow (I/I) Sewer Rehabilitation Consent Decree project for a large County Government in Alabama. The project involved updating and expanding nine (9) wastewater treatment plants along with the rehabilitation of the pump stations and sewer lines serving those plants. All project related submittals were prepared and submitted to the required regulatory agencies on time throughout the entire project.


As project coordinator for the Consent Decree program, we also assisted the County with Right-of-Way and land acquisition for its sewer projects, which at times required the acquisition of 1,800 parcels per year to meet the Consent Decree schedule. Our Right-of-Way staff has been highly successful with negotiating and resolving issues concerning essential right-of-way procurement.


Our Asset Management division has the ability to combine custom software and database development with GIS/GPS data to create complete Asset Management Systems. This value added technology has a proven history of creating 'efficiency income' by saving time in employee work flows with custom document retrieval tools, in addition to facilitating inter-departmental communications.


ESA's civil division has designed and provided constrution management for many road projects ranging in size from small neighborhood streets to large parkways and industrial park access roads. Many of these projects required very short completion times and were designed to meet ALDOT guidelines. Our civil division has also designed numerous storm drainage systems such as culverts, storm sewers and storm water detention ponds to prevent or resolve drainage issues.


Our solid waste division recently developed solid waste plans for 37 counties in the Southeast and has designed ten (10) regional subtitle D solid waste facilities and associated leachate collection systems in Mississippi and Alabama, six (6) C/D landfills or cell additions, three (3) transfer stations, one of which is among the largest transfer stations in the southeast, and numerous landfill closures. ESA engineers, management personnel, and staff can also provide professional services related to landfill permit applications, construction certification, construction inspection and management, and closure activities.


ESA's gas division has designed over 700,000 L.F. of gas lines, successfully completing projects as far away as Weirton, West Virginia, Buffalo, New York and Kansas City, Kansas.


ESA has a successful history of understanding and completing unusual design assignments with a first-of-a-kind nature. The unique demands of these projects have led to a policy of extensive Owner/Agency communication and cooperation in order to accomplish project objectives. Innovations such as concurrent design/review and critical path project management methods are employed to further enhance our productivity and performance


ESA is also very sensitive to the concept of cost control since we understand the needs of municipalities, County governments, and utility systems. We believe that breaking down projects into smaller, more manageable tasks allows us to insure timely performance while producing a well-conceived system designed to meet the project requirements.


ESA's goal is to exceed our client's expectations!



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5300 Cahaba River Road, Suite 250 Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Tel (205) 970-0772 or 1-800-707-0772 Fax (205) 970-0773