About Us

American Engineers Group, LLC (AEG) is a professional consulting firm and a comprehensive MBE/DBE/SDB/SBE-certified organization that provides civil, structural, transportation, and geotechnical engineering, along with surveying, environmental, water resources, and construction testing and inspection services. AEG consists of multidisciplinary teams of experienced professionals. AEG brings strong individual capabilities, experience, an impressive record of accomplishments, and enthusiasm to every project. Maintaining low barriers between departments, our staff are cross-trained to form a complimentary and collaborative group with a common goal of providing unparalleled service and solutions to our clients. AEG has the capability to provide diverse services for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity and has extended our expertise to a wide range of clients both public and private as well as utilities, institutions, and other consulting firms. Our management team averages more than 30 years of relevant experience.

For general inquiries and teaming opportunities, contact Dana Wodarczyk at (717) 920-7007 or dwodarczyk@aegroup-llc.com.

Vijay Gupta Ph.D., P.E. American Engineers Group,LLC

Vijay Gupta, Ph.D., P.E., President/Chief Executive Officer, has more than 32 years of extensive design, construction, and management experience in the field of civil and transportation engineering. Dr. Gupta has worked on many complex and challenging public and private projects worldwide. Dr. Gupta has worked with reputed engineering firms including Gannett Fleming, Inc. and Consulting Engineering Services. Dr. Gupta is a past secretary and treasurer of American Society of Civil Engineers – Structural Engineering Institute, Philadelphia Chapter (ASCE-SEI, Philadelphia Chapter). He has helped promoting ASCE-SEI, Philadelphia Chapter activities, arranging technical dinner meetings, and students' scholarships. Dr. Gupta has taught structural engineering and bridge design/rehabilitation courses to undergraduate and graduate students at the Temple and Widener Universities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has also taught similar courses at Drexel University, University of Kentucky, and many universities in Australia and India.

Dr. Gupta holds his bachelor and master degrees in civil/structural engineering from India and PhD in structural engineering with emphasis on soil-structure interaction during a seismic event from Australia. Dr. Gupta is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in eight states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, and Kentucky.

Tel: (484) 920-8010
Email: vgupta@aegroup-llc.com

Mr. Brent Basom P.E. American Engineers Group,LLC

Brent Basom, P.E., Executive Vice President, is responsible for corporate and contractual oversight of operations, including geotechnical, environmental, civil, survey, and water resources services. He is responsible for administrative, financial, Quality Assurance, and technical aspects of all efforts encompassing budgeting, proposal preparation, scheduling, invoicing, staffing, contracts, deliverables, technical and lab oversight, field inspection, client contact, and negotiation. He has over 32 years of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering and project management experience, along with corporate and staff management functions. His extensive background includes management and oversight of the geotechnical components of highway, transportation, water resources, and environmental projects. He has been responsible for planning, investigations, testing, interpreting data and test results, analyses and designing deep and shallow foundations and earth retaining structures, slope stability analyses, preparing cost estimates, plans and specifications, and providing consultation/inspection for construction-phase projects.

Brent holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University with a Masters sequence in Geosynthetics and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers.

Tel: (717) 920-7040
Email: bbasom@aegroup-llc.com

Craig Welfer P.E. American Engineers Group,LLC

Craig Welfer, P.E., Vice President and Director of Geotechnical Services, brings 27 years of experience and is responsible for the supervision of field investigations, design, cost estimating, and construction support services. His design experience includes shallow and deep foundations for various structures such as bridges, buildings, retaining walls, flood control levees, stormwater facilities, structures, sound barrier walls and culverts. His recent project experience includes analysis and design of stormwater barriers for infrastructure projects. He is knowledgeable of geotechnical issues such as embankment fill and cut slope stability, mine subsidence, geophysical analysis and data interpretation and evaluation of karst terrain (sinkholes). He manages the development of subsurface investigations including boring programs and laboratory testing, and is adept at computer applications including STEDwin G-STABL 7, LPile, ReSSA, and Rockpack 3. He manages the development of technical reports, and provides geotechnical support during construction. He has geotechnical project management experience with both the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

Craig holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

Tel: (717) 920-7053
Email: cwelfer@aegroup-llc.com

Andrew Parker American Engineers Group,LLC

Andrew Parker, Vice President and Director of Environmental Services, is responsible for project management, contract administration, project scheduling and budgeting, financial management, technical and price proposal preparation, preparation of specifications and contract documents, developing and conducting public relations and public involvement programs and developing environmental clearance and permit documents. Andy has 34 years of experience in environmental management, design, permitting, and consulting throughout the mid-Atlantic region. He has focused on the application of natural and sustainable design techniques for wetland and stream restoration and is trained in bioengineering methods and proficient in fluvial geomorphology. His portfolio spans project and task management on stream restoration projects and open-end contracts to $400-million, high-profile public works projects. He has been involved in over 100 EIS, EA, and CE environmental documents and conducted over 100 wetland delineations and permit applications.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Reclamation and Earth Science, from Frostburg State University and a Master of Science degree Ecology/Biology from Shippensburg University.

Tel: (717) 920-7021
Email: aparker@aegroup-llc.com

Eric Weltmer American Engineers Group,LLC

Eric Weltmer, Construction Services Manager, is responsible for project management, proposal preparation, and staff management for all construction services provided by AEG, including construction materials testing, construction inspection, post-construction storm water management facility construction oversight, and stream rehabilitation oversight, along with inclinometer, piezometer, stream and wetland monitoring. Eric has experience in construction inspection and materials testing, along with geotechnical and environmental services, performed for clients such as PennDOT, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia Water Department, Pennsylvania Power and Light, and numerous private consultants and contractors.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Environmental Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Master of Science degree in Geo-environmental Studies from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Tel: (717) 920-7054
Email: eweltmer@aegroup-llc.com

James Wagner P.L.S. American Engineers Group,LLC

James Wagner, P.L.S., Survey Manager, is responsible for project management, proposal preparation, staff management for surveying activities and planning as well as survey support drafting provided by AEG. Mr. Wagner has 41 years of survey experience involving courthouse research, property boundary surveys, topographic surveys, railroad surveys, and construction stakeout surveying. He also has many years of highway construction stakeout experience working on PennDOT, PTC, and municipal projects. He coordinates survey information between field and office and implements specific quality control measures to ensure accuracy of plans and data. His experience extends to G.P.S., E.D.M. Data Collection, Robotic, 3D Scanning, AutoCAD, and Softdesk. He has performed numerous property, topographic and title surveys; flood and mortgage certifications; residential, commercial and industrial land subdivisions; land/site development plans from the conceptual phase to final approval, to completely constructed projects, including as-built surveys.

Mr. Wagner earned his P.L.S. in 1990.

Tel: (717) 920-7045
Email: jwagner@aegroup-llc.com