Wildscape Engineering Services started out as a small engineering firm founded in 2008 by Carol Beahan, PE specializing in river restoration and water quality work. Carol’s professional network and expertise continued to grow in the years following and helped shape how we manage projects today. Our approach is to work collaboratively and holistically with our clients, contractors, biologists, planners, landscape architects, geomorphologists and other professionals. This helps us capitalize on multiple project benefits and maximize the value of ecosystem services. We all share Carol’s passion for environmental engineering and ecological restoration with each team member’s expertise allowing us to deliver even greater value to our clients.
With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe, our engineering expertise is enhanced by our local knowledge. We have been serving federal and state agencies, counties, cities, nonprofits, private companies, and individual landowners since our founding.
We’re looking for a talented Mid-Senior Level Geomorphologist to join us.
Carol Beahan, PE, QSD/QSP has been providing civil engineering, environmental planning, and construction management services since 1998. With a previous career in zoology and wildlife education she began work as an engineer at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, providing drinking water treatment design and pilot testing. Within a couple of years, she moved into restoration engineering and has specialized in watershed, river, and wetland restoration work ever since. Carol has led multiple teams assessing and designing for water quality, drainage, fish passage, wildlife habitat, transportation, and recreation improvements. In addition to her expertise in watershed, river, and wetland restoration planning, design and implementation, she also specializes in: drainage and erosion control design; SWPPP services, construction and storm water monitoring; beaver management related to restoration; community outreach; and plan set development. She has provided construction oversight on several successful river and wetland restoration projects, coordinated and led public and stakeholder meetings and community workshops.
Josh Kennedy, EIT, joined the Wildscape Engineering team in September 2020. He holds a BS in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. His educational background focused on the interconnectivity between the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of fluvial systems. Since graduating in 2018, Josh has worked primarily on stream and wetland restoration projects and has developed a skill set focusing on hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, fluvial geomorphology, and stream restoration design in Civil 3D. Josh has always been drawn to the outdoors which has played a big role in his passion for protecting these ecosystems for future generations.
David Thompson, Ph.D., PE, PH, an associate with Wildscape started working on hydrology and hydraulic projects more than 40-years ago. He served as a scientist/engineer with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Water Resources Division, and provided support, consulting, and training to USGS district personnel in hydrology, hydraulics, and hydrodynamic modeling. He worked for a number of consulting firms over the decades, again providing technical hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, modeling, and designs. He has experience with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) risk mapping and is an expert in Letters of Map Change associated with FEMA regulation of floodprone areas. Dr. Thompson was a university professor at Texas Tech University for 14 years where he led teams of researchers and students in the conduct of hydrologic and hydraulic research projects. He oversaw the graduate work of students at the MSCE and Ph.D. levels as well as taught classes, served on national technical committees, and coordinated teams of researchers located at separate research institutions. Dr. Thompson brings a wide variety of analytic and design skills to Wildscape Engineering projects. He has significant experience in the application of a variety of numerical models and statistical tools to find solutions to hydrologic and hydraulic problems.
John Alexander has been in the construction field since 2010. He began working as a Water Quality Field Inspector for Wildscape Engineering in 2015 where he has developed a passion for preserving the environment. He enjoys his current work in and around Tahoe and the Sierras, advising contractors how to effectively implement best management practices and maintain permit compliance on their construction sites.
Jamie Allec wears many hats at Wildscape, serving as both an administrative assistant and field technician. Jamie has years of experience in human resources, administration, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. She has also completed courses in water quality monitoring and sampling. These business, accounting, and water quality skills converge in her role here at Wildscape Engineering. When she is not in the office, you will often find her helping with various SWPPP and water quality monitoring efforts in the Lake Tahoe area.