Skelly and Loy has hired Kimberly Britton as a CAD Specialist in its Wise, Virginia office. In this role, Britton prepares maps, plans, cross sections, and other types of CAD drawings; prepares exhibits for permit applications and other technical reports; and prepares field surveys as needed. With more than 16 years experience, she provides CAD services using the AutoCAD 2010 suite of products (AutoCAD Map, Raster Design, and Land Desktop). An experienced survey crew member, Britton is proficient with ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolbox and experienced with GPS survey equipment using Terrasynch software and Pathfinder Office to postprocess.

Most recently, Britton worked for the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, where she reviewed annual and final maps for state approval. In fall of 2010, Skelly and Loy expanded its operations into Wise, Virginia, located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and Central Appalachian Coal Region. This location allows the firm the opportunity to more effectively offer its engineering and environmental services to the central Appalachian region. Skelly and Loy has provided mining engineering services throughout the United States and around the world for the past 42 years. Skelly and Loy’s Mining Services Group is staffed with mining engineers (surface and underground), geologists, and scientists who can guide proposed and active mining operations from a pre-feasibility stage through geologic investigations, detailed design, permitting (state and federal), and reclamation. Our mining engineering services are offered to mining companies, electric utilities relying on coal as a boiler fuel, financial institutions, and support industries.

Skelly and Loy, celebrating its 42nd year in business, is a mid-sized engineering-environmental consulting firm with six Mid-Atlantic offices and is among the top engineering and environmental firms in the nation, consistently ranking among Engineering News Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. The firm provides expert mining, geologic, engineering, environmental, waste management, water resource, and cultural resource services to private and public sector clients throughout the United States and abroad.