Freese and Nichols Adds Carl Sepulveda to Lead Coastal and Port Projects

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Freese and Nichols has expanded its coastal and marine expertise with the addition of Carl Sepulveda, PE, an experienced project manager specializing in federal civil works, ecosystem restoration and port improvement projects.

Carl brings to Freese and Nichols’ Coastal and Navigation Practice team more than 15 years of experience in planning, managing and delivering a wide variety of water resources development projects. His work has included projects for deep-draft navigation channel improvements, flood risk management, coastal storm damage reduction and ecosystem restoration.

He has led multidisciplinary project teams and has successfully collaborated with diverse sets of stakeholders with competing interests to formulate and deliver complex, multimillion-dollar ship channel improvement and beneficial-use of dredged material (BUDM) projects. Carl is well-versed in working with and completing projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, port and transportation authorities, flood control districts, TxDOT Maritime, and other state and local agencies.

“Carl’s special blend of knowledge about coastal and navigation projects, and the many facets they involve, strengthens our ability to help clients develop innovative solutions,” said Robert Chambers, Freese and Nichols’ Environmental Science/Coastal Group Manager.

Carl’s experience covers a broad range of skills, including:

  • Federal feasibility studies and permitting processes, including Civil Works planning for navigation, flood risk management, and coastal protection and restoration
  • Section 408 permissions, Sections 10/404 permitting, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and documentation
  • H&H, flood damage estimations and habitat evaluation modeling
  • Economic and benefit-cost analyses for capital improvement projects
  • Engineering with the environment, BUDM, sustainability and resiliency
  • Compliance with federal and State of Texas laws governing coastal areas, protected species, air, water quality, hazardous material/waste and cultural resources

Carl is a licensed Texas Professional Civil Engineer. He received a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Society of American Military Engineers.  He also is a former U.S. Air Force officer who served 10 years as a Bioenvironmental Engineer, leading military and civilian staff in environmental engineering, monitoring, industrial health and related emergency response.