Jeffrey I. Smith, P.E.


Jeff Smith is a Principal and Director of Civil Engineering in the Charlotte, North Carolina Office. His responsibilities include client relations, coordination of projects and overseeing a team of engineers. Jeff brings over 29 years of experience in grading, storm drainage, erosion control, storm water management, pavement design, site layout, water distribution, sanitary sewer collection and distribution, pump station design, zoning compliance, roadway design and regulatory compliance. Jeff places great emphasis on early determination of all parameters of the site from environmental concerns to transportation issues to zoning regulations. As a certified professional in erosion and sediment control, he understands the importance of project permitting, budget and schedule. Years of working with municipalities throughout the Carolinas has given him a valuable background in water and sewer works, including backflow prevention, hydraulic system analysis, and gravity sewer design and pump station and force main design. Jeff is the co-founder of Bulla Smith Design Engineering (BSDE) founded in 1999. In April 2017, after many years of professional collaboration, SDL and BSDE formalized an 18 year relationship by merging and becoming one firm.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in North and South Carolina and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.