Freese and Nichols Adds Chuck Gilman to Lead Large Water Infrastructure Programs

Freese and Nichols has added Chuck Gilman, PE, PMP, an experienced public works leader, to our program management team to oversee large, multiyear water/wastewater infrastructure capital improvement programs.

Chuck brings more than two decades of civil engineering expertise, plus particular insights from 13 years in key roles for the City of College Station and the San Jacinto River Authority based in Conroe. In College Station, he served four years as deputy city manager, spent time in a leadership role in water services, and led the capital projects and public works departments.

In addition to his diverse technical knowledge that covers engineering, construction and utility operations, Chuck understands a range of public entities’ needs. His experience includes:

  • Coordinating the identification, ranking and prioritization of capital projects across multiple departments
  • Developing annual capital improvement budgets and executing capital improvement plans
  • Generating project management tools and improving internal processes to reduce project risks and deliver design and construction projects
  • Creating asset management plans to assist with the prioritization of annual maintenance projects and improve the accuracy of annual funding needs
  • Working with residents on bond programs and through public education campaigns

“Because he’s worked for both a city and a river authority, Chuck adds a special dimension that strengthens our ability to help clients complete their infrastructure programs,” said Kevin Johnson, a North Texas Division Manager for Freese and Nichols. “He also understands the challenges of public funding and can work with our funding team to tap grants that can help Texas communities.”

Chuck, who is based in our Houston office, is a licensed Professional Engineer and a certified Project Management Professional. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.