Our People Are Our Greatest Resource

We are always seeking top notch, talented engineers and scientists who are looking for rewarding careers. Meet some of the Tighe & Bond team and learn firsthand about some of the experiences you might expect if you join us.

Brandee Nelson, PE, LEED AP

Vice President

I really enjoy the challenges of working closely with our clients to understand their needs, and then, working to deliver their project with our team of dedicated professionals.

As a Vice President at Tighe & Bond, Brandee Nelson works with a team built to address clients’ specific needs while engineering solutions for a wide array of projects and design challenges ranging from complex site development to better ADA access to improved waterfront resiliency. As a civil engineer, Brandee’s design practice is varied to include designing new recreational facilities, commercial developments, as well as municipal infrastructure such as roadways, drainage systems, and sidewalks.

Brandee has worked on civil and environmental engineering projects for over 19 years and her work has ranged from helping small communities plan, fund, permit, and construct infrastructure improvements such as parks, municipal buildings, and infrastructure to assisting private clients by designing, permitting and constructing residential housing developments, summer camps, commercial developments, and resorts.

Christopher Bone, PE

Vice President/Technical Director

Over the next decade, our clients will face great challenges in managing their wastewater systems, meeting stringent regulations, and reducing energy footprint. Our wastewater team has a passion for collaborating with clients to develop innovative, customized solutions for these challenges.

Chris Bone serves as principal and project manager on a variety of water and wastewater projects. He specializes in treatment facility upgrades, nutrient removal, biosolids management, and thermal drying. His experience at Tighe & Bond includes all aspects of project implementation, including planning, permitting, design, cost estimating, and construction phase services.

Chris has overseen projects ranging from the smallest decentralized systems to the Detroit, MI Biosolids Dryer Facility, which is the largest facility of its type at the largest single-site treatment plant in the United States. He excels at challenging upgrades to existing facilities, and is focused on finding innovative and cost-effective solutions that meet our clients’ goals while maintaining facility operations.

Darline Simoni Balen

Staff Engineer

I love working with my colleagues to find innovative and smart solutions to our client’s problems. Each project has a unique challenge, and I am always learning something new. This keeps everything fresh and exciting!

Darline is focusing on drinking water projects while working out of our Portsmouth, New Hampshire office for Tighe & Bond’s Water Business Line. She works closely with her colleagues designing water distribution systems and new water treatment plants that remove PFAS. Darline has also conducted studies for clients including one that determined options for ozone and UV disinfection in water treatment facilities.

Aaron Sabbs, PE

Project Engineer

The most rewarding part of my job is watching projects progress from conceptual ideas to city streetscapes, energy-efficient buildings, or sources of renewable energy that become functional, permanent parts of the community.

Aaron Sabbs is a Project Engineer with a focus on site/civil engineering and building projects. His experience includes design, permitting, bidding, and construction services for a wide variety of projects: everything from site development and utility improvements to landfill closures and building renovation projects.

Jianhong Wang PE, PTOE

Senior Engineer

I can’t pick a favorite aspect of my work; I enjoy it all. When you design and make recommendations that eventually become reality, it’s very satisfying.

Senior Engineer Jianhong Wang utilizes her expertise as a professional engineer and certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer for transportation and traffic projects throughout Connecticut. Jianhong has a variety of technical skills and her specialties include traffic safety analysis, traffic calming, traffic control signal design, corridor planning studies, signing and pavement marking design, traffic impact studies, parking studies, and school circulation studies. She has worked closely with client on both private development and municipal and state clients providing her knowledge on evaluating and developing solutions to improve mobility and safety for all roadway users.

Meet Matt

Senior Project Manager

My favorite part of my job is the fast paced and ever-changing nature of my position. The role I serve for my clients is constantly evolving and no two days are ever the same.

Throughout his 20-year career, Matt has worked in the environmental site assessment and remediation group. He currently manages the Emergency Response Program for the largest two utilities in Massachusetts. Matt also manages environmental investigations for private and municipal clients in accordance with Massachusetts and New Hampshire regulations. He specializes in property assessments for real estate transactions involving the redevelopment of contaminated properties.

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