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Derek Donnelly, P.E. serves as the Director of Structural Engineering at Carney Engineering
Group (CEG), a multi-discipline, forward-looking engineering firm located in York, PA. Derek
oversees the firm’s Structural Engineering department and structural projects. With 13 years’
experience, Derek has been responsible for managing projects (including scope, budget and
schedule), performing and/or overseeing structural building design and preparing construction
documents. Derek has held various leadership roles within his career,
ranging from Structural Designer, Project Manager and currently Director of
Specifically, Derek’s project expertise lies within the engineering of steel
buildings; he has worked with various building types including: schools,
office buildings, warehouses, museums, hotels, apartment buildings,
dormitories, municipal buildings, churches and industrial facilities.
Derek’s experience also includes structural steel connection design,
wastewater treatment plant structures, structural assessments and
York College of Pennsylvania Freshman Dormitory, York, PA
Project Manager for the structural design of a new freshman dormitory. The five-story, 80,000-square-foot
facility houses more than 250 students, and was designed and constructed within a 12-month period.
Fieldside Commons Corporate Office Campus, Aberdeen, MD
Project Manager for the structural design and steel detailing of a new, 120,000-square-foot, four-story
building. Steel frame design with steel joists and beams and concrete floor slabs. Highly aggressive
schedule allowed only six weeks for design.
Landis Run Intermediate School, Manheim, PA
Project Manager for the structural design of a new, three-story, 200,000-square-foot school housing
fifth and sixth grade students. Designed with a hybrid structural system of steel and load bearing
masonry. Project is seeking LEED Silver certification.
Middleburg Elementary School, Middleburg, PA
Project Manager for the structural design of a single-story 43,000-square-foot addition to a
57,000-square-foot existing facility. Features exposed steel framing throughout the building and is
seeking LEED certification.
In a previous engagement with another firm, Derek has served as the Project Manager on
many notable projects including:
Metso Minerals Office Building, York, PA
Project Manager and Engineer of Record for a new three-story, 75,000-square-foot office building
featuring a steel framed floor, structural steel wide flange beams, and chevron braces utilizing structural
steel tubes for the lateral load resisting system.
The Hershey Story: The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA
Structural design for a new, 50,000-square-foot museum in downtown Hershey that celebrates the life
of Milton Hershey. The building features exposed decorative steel roof trusses and built-up
Lower Windsor Township Building, Wrightsville, PA
Structural design, project management and client coordination for a
35,000-square-foot LEED certified municipal building. This
was the first LEED certified municipal building in the
state of Pennsylvania.
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Technology (emphasis on Structural
Professional Engineer in PA, MD
- American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), 2006 - Current
- Adams County Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board, 2005 - Current
- Certified LEED-Accredited Professional