December 1, 2023

Peer Reviews for Faster Permits

Soltesz has pioneered the use of peer review programs to expedite the review of plans and reduce turnaround times. This approach has been so successful that Montgomery County has adopted it for its outside reviewer system. Soltesz engineers and planners excel in effective communication, facilitation, and coordination, making them a valuable asset for peer review programs. By emphasizing technical excellence, versatile experience, and robust training, Soltesz ensures that its peer review programs are efficient and results-driven ...

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Soltesz Engineering Implements Revolutionary AI Technology to Optimize Site Plan Design
February 5, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Soltesz using groundbreaking AI technology

[Rockville, MD, February 5, 2024] - Soltesz Engineering, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering firm, has implemented cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to streamline and optimize the site plan design process. This innovative solution allows Soltesz to provide unparalleled efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and time savings for clients.

The new AI-driven approach redefines the feasibility study process by rapidly generating optimal design solutions for development projects. It performs immediate evaluations for highest and best use (HBU), development feasibility, and yield studies. This technology eliminates the need for lengthy and cumbersome traditional feasibility processes, enabling clients to act quickly and confidently.

"We are thrilled to be pioneers in integrating artificial intelligence into site development planning and engineering," said James A. Soltesz, PE, President and CEO of Soltesz. “This technology revolutionizes the way our clients approach project feasibility and due diligence. With expedited, highly accurate evaluations, our clients can seize development opportunities and evaluate the financial aspects of the deal in hours.”

With over 44 years of experience, Soltesz Engineering leverages state-of-the-art AI together with its in-house design optimization programs. This powerful combination provides superior solutions for clients across residential, industrial, commercial, and mixed-use development projects.

“In today’s fast-paced real estate environment, time is of the essence. Our accelerated underwriting services allow clients to move forward with assurance that their site will yield maximum returns,” Soltesz said. “We are proud to remain at the forefront of technological innovation and change the game for site feasibility.”

To learn more about Soltesz Engineering’s revolutionary AI technology for site development, contact James A. Soltesz PE at 301-948-2750. Discover firsthand how Soltesz can optimize your next project with innovative solutions that save you time and money.

About Soltesz Engineering:

Soltesz Engineering provides engineering, planning, surveying, and environmental services for public and private sector clients. With offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Soltesz combines dedication to cutting-edge solutions with a commitment to client success on every project. For more information, visit


Media contact: SueAnne Beaumont, Soltesz, 301-948-2750,

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Soltesz Promotes Jyotika Sharma to Vice President and General Manager
January 29, 2024
For Immediate Release - Soltesz Promotes Jyotika Sharma to Vice President and General Manager of the Rockville, MD Office

[Rockville, MD, January 22, 2024] With a commitment to fostering internal talent, Soltesz Engineering proudly announces the promotion of Jyotika Sharma, PE, to the position of Vice President and General Manager of the Rockville office. In her seven-year tenure with the company, Jyotika has consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership, unwavering dedication to client service, and has played a pivotal role in mentoring numerous staff members. Beginning her journey at Soltesz as a Senior Engineer, she brought with her over eight years of invaluable experience gained in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Swiftly rising through the ranks, Jyotika became Project Manager/Team Leader and earned the title Associate in 2021.

Educated at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India, Jyotika holds a Master's in Planning with a specialization in Transport Planning. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Aligarh University in India. Jyotika is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Promoting Jyotika Sharma to VP and General Manager of our Rockville office is more than just rewarding her individual excellence; it's a testament to our commitment to talent development and growth from within. Jyotika's dedication, leadership, and mentorship have been instrumental in not only the success of her own projects but also in fostering a strong, collaborative team culture within the Rockville office. Her promotion serves as a powerful example to all our employees that hard work, initiative, and passion are recognized and rewarded at Soltesz. I have full confidence that Jyotika will continue to excel in her new role, leading the Rockville office to even greater heights, and inspiring the next generation of leaders within our company," says Jim Soltesz, President and CEO of Soltesz.

As the newly appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Rockville office, Jyotika will continue to contribute her wealth of expertise and commitment to the success of Soltesz. Jyotika is excited to continue to grow our Rockville office in all our market segments, including Life Science and Healthcare. For more detailed information or to request the services of Jyotika Sharma, PE, you may download her vCard and contact her directly.

About Soltesz:

Soltesz is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm experienced in navigating clients through each phase of a project to innovative, effective solutions. The firm provides engineering, planning, surveying, and environmental services to public and private sector clients. With a dedication to engineering innovative solutions, Soltesz has played a pivotal role in transforming communities and making a positive impact on the region's infrastructure.


Media contact: SueAnne Beaumont, Soltesz, 301-948-2750,

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