Environmental Department Continues To Grow

Continuing on its steady growth, the JEO environmental department has added three full-time staff members in November, all of whom will be instrumental in current and future projects in Iowa and Nebraska.

?????????Perry Gjersvik, PE, joined JEO’s environmental department as a senior project manager. With over 20 years of engineering experience, Gjersvik has expertise in wastewater collection and treatment, storm water facilities and management, various funding sources, and client relations. His prior experience includes roles as client team leader, senior project manager,and other various management positions.Gjersvik works out of JEO’s Ankeny office.

Gjersvik is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Society of Professional Engineers, Iowa Engineering Society, and American Water Works Association. He also makes a point to stay involved in his community’s activities, serving on a board of directors and other committees. Gjersvik holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University and is a registered professional engineer in Iowa.

Lucas Billesbach, environmental department manager, said about Gjersvik, “JEO is excited to bring Perry Gjersvik on board with us in our Ankeny office. Our environmental team continues to expand our services and level of commitment to our clients within Iowa. With Perry’s experience and commitment to assisting municipalities, we are confident that we have elevated the level of service we can provide within this market.”

JEO is also glad to announce the return of: George Parizek and Noah Dryden, who both work in our Omaha office.


George Parizek FormalGeorge Parizek, PE, LEED AP,returned to JEO’s environmental department as a project engineer. He possesses a wide range of experience in the study, design, and construction of municipal utilities, including water and wastewater treatment facilities, water supply wells, water transmission and distribution mains, pump stations, lift stations, and sanitary sewers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Parizek is also a registered professional engineer in Nebraska and is LEED accredited.


Noah Dryden FormalNoah Dryden,also returned to JEO’s environmental department as an engineering technician. Dryden has experience preparing design documents, creating and managing staking data, and being a field inspection/resident project representative during the construction phase of projects. He also has experience working with ArcGIS, GPS, GIS, and AutoCAD. He holds an associate’s degree of applied science in civil engineering technologies from Iowa Western Community College.


“We are thrilled to welcome back George and Noah to JEO. They have always been excellent examples of the types of employees that JEO strongly desires: hard working, client focused, and passionate about their work. Their addition to our Omaha office is a huge asset to our environmental department,” Billesbach said about Parizek and Dryden’s return.

With the addition of Gjersvik and return of Parizek and Dryden, JEO’s environmental department now consists of 24 full-time staff members and one intern.

In 2014, JEO has added 23 full-time employees, with 5 of these new hires being for the environmental department. The steady growth of both the environmental department and the company has expanded the experience and expertise base at JEO, allowing us to better serve our clients.

With all this growth, JEO is still looking for outstanding people. To see the current list of job openings, click here.


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