ATLANTA, Georgia -- Burns & McDonnell is expanding its Atlanta engineering, design and construction team to meet the increasing demand for water and wastewater services in the U.S. Southeast.

The company has hired Robert Kisuve, a 14-year veteran consultant and project manager in collection, treatment and distribution systems.

"When your systems are aging, your demands are growing, your regulations are changing and your revenues are limited, you need someone who can see the big picture — even on the smallest of projects," Kisuve said in a release. "We can help secure a permit, if that's what you need. Or we can plan, design, build and commission a new treatment plant and all the systems that go along with it. We can do that because we know your needs, we know your challenges, and we bring integrated teams together to find the solutions that work for you."

Oko Buckle, general manager of the Burns & McDonnell Atlanta office, says the company is committed to expanding the Atlanta team.

"Providing clean water is a critical infrastructure need for all communities," Buckle said.

Burns & McDonald currently has nearly 100 employees at its Atlanta office.