Red Swing Group

Red Swing Leadership

Matthew Smith, P.E.

Matthew E. Smith, P.E.
President

Mr. Smith, President and Founder of Red Swing Group, is a licensed Professional Engineer in 14 states with 26 years of professional experience on a wide assortment of land development, infrastructure, utility, facility, and communications projects.  Mr. Smith is responsible for marketing and business development efforts for existing and future clients, formation of teaming arrangements, preparation of technical and fee proposals, presentations to short-listing committees, and contract negotiations and procurement.  Mr. Smith manages project staff, workload projections, budgets, schedules, quality assurance, insurance compliance, revenue reporting, and invoicing/collections.  His technical responsibilities include all aspects of civil engineering design and document production, narrative and calculation reviews, and project representation at public approval forums. Mr. Smith is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, is married to Graziella and has 3 children, Daniel, Alexander and Gabriella.  His activities include family travel, being very active in his children’s activities, skiing, golfing, and being outdoors.

 


Robert McCollim, P.E., LEED AP

Robert McCollim, P.E., LEED AP
Land Development Division Director

Robert McCollim joined the Red Swing team six months after its inception as the Lead Project Engineer. Mr. McCollim is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional experience on an assortment of residential, commercial, and light industrial land development projects. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

Mr. McCollim is responsible for the technical design of land development projects from working with clients on establishing a conceptual site layout to municipal project approval. Using Civil 3D, he models site grading for balanced earthwork and stormwater management design and calculations. Mr. McCollim is responsible for site due diligence work, report preparations, technical calculations, and overseeing construction document production.

Mr. McCollim has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation, he worked in Northern Virginia during the peak of the housing boom on various residential development projects. Beginning in 2004 with a relocation to Pittsburgh, his work turned primarily to small and large commercial retail development with construction projects across Pennsylvania.

Mr. McCollim’s activities include gardening, cooking, hydroponics, and being goofy with his son.


Robert L. Smith, P.E.
Senior Project Manager

Mr. Smith, Project Manager of Red Swing’s Land Development Division, is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and has 25 years of civil engineering experience which includes land development, water resources engineering, computer modeling, construction management, construction quality assurance/quality control, cost estimating, technical specification preparation, report authoring, environmental permitting, management of operation and maintenance of remediation systems, permitting and construction of unconventional gas extraction sites in the Marcellus and Utica gas plays, business development, and marketing.

Mr. Smith is responsible for day to day project management of Red Swing Group’s land development group. Mr. Smith directs and supports the technical and client interaction aspects of the firm’s land development projects including conceptual planning; utility review, planning, and coordination; developing site construction document preparation; Erosion and Sedimentation control design and permitting; NPDES permitting; storm water management design, site plan approval procurement, and acting as the client’s designated representative at public hearings, planning commission meetings, zoning hearing board meetings, and council sessions.

Mr. Smith is a lifelong western of western Pennsylvania and enjoys golf, travel, technology, and fitness.

 


Jim Deglau

Jim Deglau
Surveying Division Director

James J. Deglau has over 30 years of surveying experience including property, topographic, boundary, and ALTA surveys.  At Red Swing, James functions as the Survey Division Director and directs all surveying activities.  He is responsible for scheduling and managing field crews, performing courthouse research, preparing proposals, and working directly with clients to ensure all surveying objectives are met.

James is the son of James R. Deglau, who formed the survey business in 1961, doing more than 50,000 surveys in western Pennsylvania and having a reputation for being honest and fair.