Rick Wilson, PE, recently joined JEO as an integrated water management engineer in the water resources engineering department. With over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of environmental and water resources engineering, Wilson has an outstanding record of success in both leadership and technical positions. Some of his most notable achievements throughout his professional career include developing and managing a series of hydrologic projects for the DOS Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), being a leader of a $32 million water resources research program of data collection and analysis over a 14 year period, creating and managing strategic business development plans for the USGS and Corps of Engineers, and served as a program and project manager on numerous water resources and environmental remediation projects.
Wilson’s areas of expertise include water resources and environmental engineering, strategic planning, financial management, business development, communication, contract management, estimating and scheduling, and grant writing.
“Rick’s diverse experience, knowledge of water resource issues, and familiarity with clients will supplement our capability to serve our clients better. I am excited to have him join one of the largest and most diverse water resource groups in the State of Nebraska and lead services related to integrated water management.” Kevin Kruse, Water Resources Engineering Department Manager, said about Wilson.
Wilson started at JEO in the Lincoln office on April 1, 2016, and has already become involved throughout the company. “Joining JEO provides me an excellent opportunity to help water resource managers, stakeholders, and the public in making critical decisions regarding the precious resource of water,” Wilson said about JEO.
Prior to joining JEO, Wilson was the deputy director/acting director of the United States Geological Survey. He also has previously worked at the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Wilson holds a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He is a licensed professional engineer in Nebraska and Colorado. Wilson also is contracting officer representative certified and OSHA Hazwoper 40-hr certified, has public trust clearance.