We're Growing. We are pleased to announce the hire of two senior staff members.

January 22 2018



Welcome Bill Taylor to Water Resources

February 13, 2017

John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C. now known as KB Engineering dba John M. McDonald Engineering (JME) is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Taylor, P.E., PMP has joined us as Vice President and Regional Manager. Bill is stepping in for the recently retired Jack McDonald as part of our company transition. Bill has over 28 years of civil and environmental engineering, program and construction management experience. His career portfolio consists of over $2 billion in completed water, wastewater, water resources, and solid waste projects. He is a graduate of Clarkson University, a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York, and a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. Our core group of engineers is growing and combined with Bill’s depth of experience, we will maintain continuity in the quality, technical excellence, and dedicated client service that JME has provided for over 25 years.


John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C. is renamed to KB Engineering dba John M. McDonald Engineering (JME)

January 7th, 2016

John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C. now known as KB Engineering dba John M. McDonald Engineering (JME), has a new President/CEO, Mr. Kumar Buvanendaran.

New partnership results in expanded capabilities.

John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C. and  KB Engineering dba John M. McDonald Engineering (JME) announced the merger effective May 11, 2015.  John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C staff will continue to provide services from their Schenectady, NY office.  By joining forces, these entities have access to additional resources and offer a broader range of services to existing clients. 

John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C Principal and Founder, Jack McDonald, joins JME as a Principal in the firms Water Resource Group.  With more than 25 years of experience, John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C specializes in providing a broad range of engineering, environmental, and civil works services for a variety of clients including local municipalities.  Their team includes experienced staff who specialize in project planning, grant procurement, and financial administration.

JME's President & CEO, Kumar Buvanendaran, said, "The addition of John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C further strengthens JME's position in the Northeast.  They are a well-respected, local firm with long-term clients who truly appreciate the high level of service they provide.  With their extensive experience, which includes all areas of water and wastewater planning, operational troubleshooting, planning and design, they will add tremendous value to our Water Resource Group.  We are excited to add John M. McDonald Engineering, P.C to the JME team!"


Water and Sewer Extension in Cobleskill

February 19th, 2014

Work continues along Route 7 in Cobleskill to extend water and sewer services.

Douglas P. Cole, P.E. Elected President of Capital District Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers

November 1st, 2013

 In June of 2013 Doug Cole began serving his one year term as Chapter President. Click on the images below to read his first article in the Chapter newsletter.

Jack McDonald Honored by American Public Works Association

October 4th, 2013

On March 2, 2012, Jack McDonald was presented an award by the New York Chapter, Capital Branch of the American Public Works Association for 20 Years of exceptional Service! Congratulations Jack!