Our Leaders

about1James F. Thompson, P.E., LEAD AP started his career in 1996 in civil engineering projects related to FEMA grants, CDBG grants, Development of Regional Impact (DRI), value engineering, annexation studies, infrastructure valuation studies, peer review reports, expert witness testimony, land planning, platting, parcel dedications, infrastructure and site civil design, permitting, geotechnical testing, construction inspection and contract administration for private and municipal clients. His extensive private experience varies from large land development projects of over 4,000 acres to small commercial parcels of less than one acre. Mr. Thompson’s municipal experience includes large multi-phase neighborhood redevelopment projects, minor treatment plant improvements, utility and right-of-way improvements, and various new municipal projects such as parks and schools.

Mr. Thompson brings to each project a unique approach which emphasizes teamwork and collaboration between all team members in order to identify and resolve issues early. It is this style of project management that insures the final design plans meet the client’s needs as well as the permitting criteria while staying on schedule and within the anticipated budget.

Mr. Thompson is a Past-President for FES Broward Chapter, the state’s Past-President for FICE, and sits on the ACEC National Environment and Energy Committee. He has an advanced degree in civil/Environmental Engineering, completed the FAU Construction Management Program, the FES/FICE Florida Leadership Institute, and most recently the FSU College of Business Small Business Executive Program. In addition to being certified by the FDEP as an NPDES Instructor, he is a guest lecturer for the FIU College of Engineering.

Shahin Hekmat, P.E. has over 24 years of experience in engineering design and project management related to public and private projects. He has served as the City Engineer for the City of Weston; Consulting Engineer for the Cities of Sunny Isles Beach, Dania-Beach, Lauderhill and North Lauderdale; and District Engineer for South Broward Drainage District, Indian Trace Development District, Bonaventure Development District and North Lauderdale Water Control District.His primary areas of expertise are in storm water management and drainage design, with concentration on watershed analysis and preparation of Storm Water Facility Reports and Master Plans. Design experience also includes roadway and land development projects; specifically design of water distribution systems, sanitary sewer collection and disposal systems, paving, grading, drainage systems and flood routing analysis, permitting, construction oversight, and project close-out. Mr. Hekmat has been involved in preparation of Environmental Resource Permits (ERP) and the approval process through SFWMD, FDEP, COE, and County for major land development projects in the South Florida area as well public facilities such as water, wastewater and reclamation plants, public works compounds, parks, hospitals, and roads.

Mr. Hekmat project philosophy and approach is based on collaboration amongst the client and the project team. He believes only through collaboration and communication can the needs of the client be met. Mr. Hekmat is very active in professional societies. Mr. Hekmat stays current with extensive continuing education credits, including seminars, conferences, certifications and most recently the FES/FICE Florida Leadership Institute. In addition to being certified by the State of Florida as an NPDES Inspector, he has been a guest lecturer at the University of Miami, College of AEC senior design class and an adjunct professor at Florida International University School of Architecture.

Darren Badore, VP started his career in 1994 providing Project Management and design services for development projects for public and private clients in Broward and Miami-Dade County. He has experience working in Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, Hallandale Beach, Town of Davie, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Plantation, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Oakland Park and Broward County.  Various scope items included gravity sewer system planning and design, lift station design and rehabilitation, force main planning and design, pavement condition assessments, various aviation related projects, FEMA grants, value engineering, infrastructure valuation studies, peer review reports, land planning, platting, parcel dedications, permitting, geotechnical testing, construction inspection and contract administration for private and municipal clients.  His extensive private experience varies from large land development projects of over 500 acres to small commercial parcels of less than one acre. Mr. Badore’s County experience includes seventeen (17) large phased neighborhood redevelopment projects and various new municipal projects. Mr. Badore has dedicated countless volunteer hours to serve the communities that he lives in such as serving as President of his Homeowners Association and serving as President of the Jacaranda at Central Park Master Association as well as working as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together of Broward County. Recently he has completed a 5 year term serving on the City of Plantation’s Planning & Zoning and Volunteer Firefighters’ Retirement Board.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22398 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33335

Miami-Dade County
10700 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 202-D
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
412 S.E. 18th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
(954) 761-1073
Palm Beach County
500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 623
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401