At Hussey Gay Bell, we've long served the needs of the Southeast by planning and designing projects that impact everything from education, transportation, water and housing to manufacturing and entertainment. The past 60+ years our professionals have spent planning and designing projects that have provided the pathway for our region to flourish. We exist to design and deliver impactful projects that are key to the economic growth of an entire region – projects that are the antithesis of mundane. At Hussey Gay Bell, we believe that happiness and quality in life are derived from not only the work we do but who we do the work with.
Hussey Gay Bell’s leadership places emphasis on providing all employees with the opportunity to balance and enrich their lives and to create a supportive work environment throughout our network of offices in the Southeast. From the South’s Hostess City of Savannah and the metropolis of Atlanta to the rolling hills of Blue Ridge, historic Charleston and Music City Nashville, our professionals work in many of the highest-ranked desirable and livable cities in the Southeast. So, if you’re curious what it’s like to design region-shaping projects in locations named to the latest best places to live, work and travel to, please consider this your invitation to apply.
- Administrative - D
- Architecture - D
- Associate - EL
- Atlanta, GA - L
- Blue Ridge, GA - L
- Charleston, SC - L
- Columbia, SC - L
- Construction Management - D
- Director - EL
- Engineering - D
- Entry Level - EL
- Executive - EL
- Full Time, In Office - J
- Greenville, SC - L
- Interior Design - D
- Internship - EL
- Landscape Architecture - D
- Marketing - D
- Mid Senior Level - EL
- Nashville, TN - L
- Part Time, In Office - J
- Remote - L
- Savannah, GA - L
- Statesboro, GA - L
An ENR Top 500 and Top Southeast Design Firm, Hussey Gay Bell is committed to recruiting and retaining the best team of talented, motivated and creative professionals. We strive to provide our employees with the freedom, flexibility and resources needed to make the choices that work best for their life. We offer generous Paid Time Off (PTO) inclusive of paid medical leave, paid holidays and ½ day Fridays; competitive health insurance inclusive of FSA/HSA options, dental, vision and life insurance; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all employees; financial and retirement benefits including up to 4% match for 401 (k); and competitive compensation in addition to allowing our team members time to engage in meaningful capacities in our industry and in our communities through board, committee and service leadership for our on-the-go professionals. Available benefits based on eligibility requirements.
An ENR Top 500 and Top Southeast Design Firm, Hussey Gay Bell is committed to recruiting and retaining the best team of talented, motivated and creative professionals. We strive to provide our employees with the freedom, flexibility and resources needed to make the choices that work best for their life.
We Invest In You
As engineers, architects, designers, marketers and more, we’re naturally curious and the desire to learn continually is embedded in our very fabric. At Hussey Gay Bell, we invest in you. From professional development opportunities to our collaborative team approach that nurtures learning and professional growth through exposure to new project opportunities. We provide support through and encourage professional registration, specialty certifications and industry involvement. We regularly engage in internal and external continuing education seminars, technical lunch and learns, national and regional education opportunities and conferences and more. Additionally, our professionals are involved in a host of local, regional and national industry boards and committees that are shaping the policies and best practices for the built environment for the next generation.
We Work In the South’s Most Desirable & Livable Cities
From Savannah, the South’s Hostess City, and the metropolis of Atlanta to the picturesque mountains of Blue Ridge, the extraordinary cuisine scene in Charleston and the bustling downtown Broadway Street in Music City Nashville, our professionals work in eight of the trendiest and fastest-growing cities in the Southeast. And when life or curiosity happens, our professionals have the uncommon advantage of being able to shift geographical gears to another Hussey Gay Bell location. So, if you start out in Savannah but the rolling hills of Greenville, South Carolina or "Soda City" Columbia, South Carolina are calling, the world is your oyster.
Where Trailblazers Foster the Next Generation
In today’s market, it’s likely hard to imagine anyone staying with a company for 10, 20 and sometimes 50 years. That is, unless you work at Hussey Gay Bell. Here, you’ll find the uncommon benefit of working with some of the region’s most experienced, trailblazing engineers and architects that have designed and collaborated on some of the region’s most renowned projects. From Savannah’s infamous red brick waterfront Rousakis Plaza on River Street, the first flat plate membrane wastewater treatment facility in coastal Georgia and two world-record breaking horizontal directional drills (HDD) for BJWSA to Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America’s campus, the $270 million Savannah Convention Center Expansion and the City of Savannah’s new $165 million Enmarket Arena, they’ve been blazing a trail since the 50s. And many of those who led the design efforts on these incredible projects are still with us today. Imagine the possibilities to grow and learn, to benefit from the transfer of that body of knowledge that is critical for the built industry to thrive, now and well into the future.
Built In Time For You
An ENR Top 500 and Top Southeast Design Firm, we offer a flexible work schedule for our on-the-go professionals including generous Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays and ½ day Fridays in addition to allowing our team members in-office time to engage in meaningful capacities in our industry and in our communities through board, committee and service leadership. Each year our firm commits thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of volunteer support to the communities in which we live, work and play. At Hussey Gay Bell, we work with our team to tailor schedules to their individual needs.
Empowering Diverse Talent as an Equal Opportunity Employer
Hussey Gay Bell is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer, fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all and providing an environment not only free of discrimination and harassment, but that enables and encourages all employees to share their unique perspectives and ideas. It is our experience that this foundation of respect results in greater creativity, innovation, and engagement. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Hussey Gay Bell prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Hussey Gay Bell is also committed to providing reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact caree[email protected] or a member of our HR Team at 912.354.4626.
"I take great pride in knowing that I am associated with such a highly respected group of professionals at Hussey Gay Bell."I AM PLEASED TO SAY that I have been with the firm since 1981 having been hired by one of the founders, Roy Hussey. Looking back on those formative years, I see a growth in my technical and personal skills that I can only attribute to the numerous qualified and enthusiastic associates that make up the family at Hussey Gay Bell. During my career, I have felt a confidence in my efforts knowing that I have the support of experienced and highly educated partners on our design teams who are available to collaborate on challenging projects. I take a great deal of pride and satisfaction in moving about our community being able to see countless projects that I have been a part of. Knowing that these projects are in full use and are of great benefit to the individuals and community as a whole is my personal reward. The culture at Hussey Gay Bell is one of family. This is something that is mentioned from time to time at company functions, but becomes real and personal when you are the one who is directly involved and can affirm the reality of this family commitment. As I look forward, I see a great potential in the “family” of Hussey Gay Bell. This great potential is largely the result of the leadership of the firm and the efforts of the staff that they have assembled. I take great pride in knowing that I am associated with such a highly respected group of professionals.
"I had a number of internships and other work experiences prior to this one, and I have to say, this one was the best."MY PASSION FOR THE ENGINEERING INDUSTRY is something that started at an early age. I was always interested in the construction process and how bare parcels of land shaped the communities that we lived in. While in college, I had internships at several different companies in the engineering and construction field. The summer before graduation, I had the privilege to join the team at Hussey Gay Bell as an intern in the private civil group. Each day I was challenged not only to hone the skills I had, but to develop new ones that will undoubtedly help me throughout my career. I had a number of internships and other work experiences prior to this one, and I have to say, this one was the best. Shortly after graduation from Georgia Southern, I joined Hussey Gay Bell as a full-time employee. The company’s leadership has allowed me to continually learn and take on a range of additional responsibilities early on in my career. My colleagues and I enjoy making those dreams come true, and we believe that the engineering design process can be a personal experience with genuine relationships.
"Hussey Gay Bell is a great place to work because of the small family-like atmosphere and good people."I KNEW I WAS GOING TO BE AN ARCHITECT or civil engineer from the very beginning. I used to design runways, make aircraft carriers for my toy planes, and draw out baseball fields and football fields on post board. I used rulers and straight edges to make sure everything was perfect. I started taking drafting classes in high school and was accepted into Florida A & M’s School of Architecture. After spending 1.5 years in the School of Architecture, I realized architecture wasn’t for me and I transferred to the College of Engineering and changed my major to Civil Engineering. The part of civil engineering that really excites me is watching a project go from something on paper or the computer screen to actually being built and being able to show your wife and children something you designed. I came to Hussey Gay Bell in October of 2017. It is a great place to work because of the small family-like atmosphere and good people.
"I immediately felt welcome in the office and felt a sense of community and family at Hussey Gay Bell."COMING TO HUSSEY GAY BELL has been a wonderful experience. I’ve always enjoyed working for companies that have a great sense of community, supportive leadership, and effective teamwork. I immediately felt welcome in the office and felt a sense of community and family at Hussey Gay Bell. Community involvement is a big deal to me and I was excited to be encouraged to get involved in a number of projects and organizations within the regional community. I have met so many of our wonderful clients and partners and look forward to working with more in the future. The leadership and teamwork have continued to impress me as I continue to learn current company standards and permitting processes, and grow client relationships. I also felt like my strengths were immediately utilized and I was a part of something bigger not just on my projects but on the regional team.
"At Hussey Gay Bell, no two projects are ever the same."“WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE when you grow up?” My children always seem to have the best answers. They want to be potion makers and acrobats and superheroes or something equally fantastic. I don’t think I ever had a solid answer for this question when I was growing up and I certainly never thought “engineer!” In fact, I started college with the idea of discovering my calling and, at one point, I thought I was done with math classes after college algebra (funny, right?). But, alas, it was engineering that finally found me after two years of undeclared liberal arts prerequisites (how many engineers have three semesters of English classes in addition to technical communications?) and a realization that I wanted a career where I could make a difference and had actual job opportunities. Growing up, I was always happiest playing outside, camping, hiking, and swimming so the combination of environmental protection and the demand for engineers made Environmental Engineering sound like the perfect fit for me, even if I had a limited understanding of what engineers actually do. When the dean of engineering asked me if I knew what I was getting into, I told him I didn’t but I was sure I could figure it out. He must have been okay with that answer because he let me enroll in the engineering program. And, as I’ve come to learn, the ability to figure it out is an invaluable trait for an engineer. In school, I was always one of my professor’s favorite students not because I was the smartest kid in the room, but because I was never afraid to ask questions. In my professional career at Hussey Gay Bell, I am responsible for such a wide variety of work including environmental due diligence and investigations, landfill permitting and design, NEPA compliance for roadway projects, oil spill prevention plans, underground storage tank closure and cleanup, and more. No two projects are ever the same. Since I began working at Hussey Gay Bell in 2001, I can say, the ability to “figure it out” has served me well. I think one of the reasons I could never decide what I wanted to be was that I could just never choose one thing. As it turns out, here I get to be a little bit of everything. I just had to figure it out.
"I can say, without a doubt, that I made the right decision when I chose Hussey Gay Bell and am proud to be a part of such a great company."My two main inspirations for becoming an environmental engineer are my family and a passion for improving quality of life for others. My grandfather and aunt are both engineers and their intelligence, compassion, and love of engineering is what drew me into this field. Hussey Gay Bell drew me in with the easy-going and personable people who work here. I started at Hussey Gay Bell in January of 2020 and I have found a fun-loving community of engineers that have that same passion I saw from my family growing up. Since being here, I have gotten to work on projects involving wastewater treatment facilities and water distribution systems, and had the privilege to play a small role in providing clean water for people in the Columbia area. I have learned an incredible amount from the leaders here – they are great teachers and kind people. I can say, without a doubt, that I made the right decision when I chose Hussey Gay Bell and am proud to be a part of such a great company.
"Hussey Gay Bell recognizes that it is the role of managers and principals to further the practical knowledge of young engineers such as myself, and I quickly began to reap the benefits of the culture at Hussey Gay Bell."LIKE MY PEERS AT CLEMSON University, I graduated with a solid grasp of civil engineering concepts that made me stand out to prospective employers. Many of us received and accepted offers to respected engineering firms. However, we all quickly learned that theory, without practical application, will not get you very far. Unfortunately for some of my friends, no one invested the time into growing their skills and they got stuck with the same repetitive tasks. Hussey Gay Bell recognizes that it is the role of managers and principals to further the practical knowledge of young engineers such as myself, and I quickly began to reap the benefits of the culture at Hussey Gay Bell. Having experienced engineers that I could lean on, but who would also keep me on my toes, allowed me to learn quickly and become proficient at many tasks. Since beginning at Hussey Gay Bell, I have been involved in nearly every imaginable type of water/wastewater project. From DOT driven utility relocation projects, to mile-long directional boring installations. There is a saying around here that designing a water line is more than just drafting a line on a page. I think that is a bit of an understatement, but we wouldn’t want it any other way – the most fulfilling projects are the challenging ones. Going into my third year with Hussey Gay Bell, I am confident in my abilities to solve complex design and construction issues, and I enjoy facing those obstacles everyday with the rest of the engineering staff. I look forward to continuing my journey here and completing my training to become a PE, all while developing client relationships and friendships. As long as people need water, we will rise to the challenge and ensure ratepayers get the value they deserve and providers get the system they need.
"To work with Hussey Gay Bell in the survey department has been a wonderful experience. There is never a dull moment!"I ORIGINALLY JOINED HUSSEY GAY BELL because of their career growth opportunities. To work with Hussey Gay Bell in the survey department has been a wonderful experience. There is never a dull moment! During my first year of employment with Hussey Gay Bell, I surveyed the monumental Talmadge Bridge – the 1.9 mile bridge spanning from Savannah and Hutchinson Island – and the instrument mounted to the side that measures the height of the Savannah River. I provided the client with the elevation of the lowest support structure under the bridge and its relationship with the instrument. By doing so the client was able to navigate the largest container ship that has ever docked at the Georgia Ports Authority terminal up the Savannah River in Garden City, Georgia. Another project that stands out as part of my experience here at Hussey Gay Bell was performing a 3D scan of the old Grain Bulk Facility located on the Georgia Ports Authority Brunswick terminal property. During the course of this project, I had to take an elevator part of the way up and the rest was climbing from there. At the top, I was literally hundreds of feet above ground and could see for miles in all directions – a beautiful view. As part of the survey team, most of my days are spent outdoors and in natural environments which is a unique benefit considering I am very much an outdoors enthusiast. Since joining the firm, I have had the opportunity to manage projects from the center of busy interstates and 10-lane highways to being chest deep in a swamp battling the elements. I could not ask for a better group of colleagues to help me get the job done. I am looking forward to many more professional experiences here at Hussey Gay Bell and continuing to cultivate long-term relationships with our clients.
"I am confident that Hussey Gay Bell will help me to develop myself as a good engineer and a better person."AFTER COMPLETING MY UNDERGRADUATE degree from Nepal, I moved to the United States for further studies. It is well known all over the world that transportation systems here in the United States are amazing, and I have always wanted to explore them whenever I get an opportunity. I completed my Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Transportation at Cleveland State University and then joined Hussey Gay Bell as a Transportation Engineer shortly after in July 2018. It was my first engineering job in the United States, I was worried if I would be able to fit in with a team and perform as expected. Hussey Gay Bell provided leadership and guidance to help me understand my job which also helped me to get settled here quickly. Within a short period of time, I was given an opportunity to work on a variety of projects, providing a greater sense of responsibility and excitement at the same time. Since then I have continued to work on projects with increasing responsibility. Executing theoretical knowledge gained throughout my years of study into real-world projects is very satisfying. Additionally, Hussey Gay Bell has been very supportive of the visa process required to maintain my visa status for non-citizen workers, which can be a challenging process in itself. So far, it’s a dream come true. I am in a position that I had dreamed of when I was back in Nepal. Being so far from my family and friends has not been easy, love of my position and the work project opportunities I receive are the only things that help me feel better. I am confident that Hussey Gay Bell will help me to develop myself as a good engineer and a better person.
"The collaborative and multi-disciplined nature of this company has created an atmosphere for me to gain experience in various aspects of the engineering field and garner so much knowledge from talented and hard-working people."I JOINED HUSSEY GAY BELL in 2019 and I have worked on several site development projects since then. From engineering calculations, construction drawings to preparation of permitting documents and technical reports, I have gotten to work on multiple facets of projects including water and sewer distribution systems for residential subdivisions. The collaborative and multi-disciplined nature of this company has created an atmosphere for me to gain experience in various aspects of the engineering field and garner so much knowledge from talented and hard-working people. I have been challenged in many ways and given the opportunity to test my abilities with incredible mentors that walk me through every nook and cranny of the design process. To me, civil engineering has always meant positively contributing to the community through creative and innovative projects that directly impact the lives of millions and what an absolute delight it is to begin this professional journey with Hussey Gay Bell.
“If telling great stories, or better yet, being a character in the story sounds like a great day at the office to you, you’re in luck.”AT HUSSEY GAY BELL, our team likes to think about marketing as the art of telling stories in a true and compelling way. And one thing is certain, when you work for one of the longest-established and largest E-A firms in the region you are never short on stories to tell (right, Richard?). Being able to see a project through – from below ground to above ground – is really quite something and it takes a dedicated team to deliver. I am passionate about sharing these stories – stories that define our region through the built environment, stories that allow the everyday individual to understand the impact one project we design can have on the way we all live, work, play and move. Many of our “stories” these days center on regionalism. In our markets, everything is regional and being able to service clients from a regional perspective is powerful. We believe that our six locations nestled strategically throughout the region in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee provide us with a unique ability to service our clients personally and properly by applying the best talent for the project.
“I look forward to working for this company for many more years to come. I cannot wait to see what heights can be reached with this wonderful company, my new home and family, Hussey Gay Bell.”I RETIRED AFTER THIRTY YEARS as a Manager of a local Head Start/Pre-K Pre-school. I started looking for a new career in a different line of work and found Hayes James & Associates, a local Engineering and Land Surveying company in Blue Ridge, Georgia. They hired me in 2013 and I have loved every minute of my employment. They have a family environment, working closely with clients to provide quality services, Hayes James also encourages community involvement and giving back to our local community. These are all things close to my heart. I love meeting new people and researching land history, while getting involved with my community to better the world around us. In May 2022, Hussey Gay Bell acquired Hayes James. I was worried that all the things that I loved would be changed but it has not been the case at all. I have found that Hussey Gay Bell has the same values that Hayes James was founded on. They have wonderful leadership and foster a teamwork approach, while also being community minded. They utilize every employee’s skillset to the fullest, encouraging employees to do what they love and are good at within the parameters of their job responsibilities.