RALEIGH, N.C. – Stewart, an interdisciplinary design, engineering and planning firm, has promoted Natalie Carmen, P.E., to director of civil engineering in the Raleigh office.

“Natalie’s ability to build and lead high-performing teams aligns with Stewart’s core values and principles,” said Willy Stewart, CEO and founder of Stewart. “She actively strives for the betterment of our firm and continuously ensures the highest caliber of work is delivered to clients. This is an exciting step forward for the civil engineering team, who will continue to benefit from Natalie’s attention to detail, creativity and leadership.”

In her new role, Carmen will work directly with clients, supervise the execution of projects, oversee the design process and work closely with the firm’s design team.

Carmen has a rich background in both landscape architecture and civil engineering. Her projects span across North Carolina, and she led the civil engineering effort on the recently opened Riverfront Park in Wilmington. Carmen worked closely with architects to implement efficient stormwater infiltration systems that seamlessly integrated stormwater into the functionality of the park. Previously, she spearheaded civil engineering for the largest project ever completed by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Carmen is passionate about helping women advance within the industry and founded Triangle AWE (Awesome Women Engineers) to create a supportive community for women in engineering. She has also participated as a member in her local ASCE “Young Professionals” chapter.

Carmen earned her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University, where she received the distinction of Valedictorian. After working for local and national firms in land development, she returned to NC State to complete her Masters in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, including a thesis on field stormwater research.

To learn more about Stewart, please visit www.stewartinc.com.

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