Burns & McDonnell is expanding its engineering, design and construction team in Oklahoma City to support an increasing number of municipal and industrial clients in the region that require water- and wastewater-related services.

The firm’s office in Oklahoma City will add to its team of professionals working on water projects, extending capabilities for a staff that also is experienced working with clients in the energy sector.

Burns & McDonnell Oklahoma City water team lead Andrew Slotterback said: “We are committed to helping Oklahoma communities address their mounting infrastructure needs in water and wastewater, especially as they continue facing challenges posed by changing regulations, aging infrastructure and periods of drought.

“We also understand the unique needs of upstream, midstream and refineries in the oil and gas markets and are positioned to help them maintain compliance and increase efficiencies.”

Kansas City, Missouri-based Burns & McDonnell has long provided clients in the region with comprehensive, concept-to-completion services that run from planning, engineering and design through permitting, construction and commissioning.

Burns & McDonnell Water Group senior vice president Ron Coker said: “We are excited to be bringing in additional resources to increase our ability to address local needs in Oklahoma.

“Burns & McDonnell is committed to substantially growing our presence in Oklahoma. We know there are no greater infrastructure needs than providing clean water and reliable energy sources to communities. Burns & McDonnell is already a substantial player in the energy markets; now we’re ready to build on our growing water presence in the region.”

Burns & McDonnell has worked across Oklahoma for more than 100 years. The company opened its Oklahoma City office in 2012 and, earlier this year, added a location in Tulsa. The firm now employs more than 50 engineering, architecture and construction professionals across the state.

Slotterback has experience on projects in Oklahoma, including water treatment projects in Clinton and Wynnewood, and is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma and five other states. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University.