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March 2014 Main Speaker

Burt Weathersbee, P.E., Manager of Projects - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Burt oversees a wide variety of water resources projects in Jacobs' Dallas and Fort Worth Offices.  He has over 30 years experience specializing in surface water hydrology and hydraulics.  Areas in which he has both technical and managerial experience include floodplain reclamation, storm water management, hydraulic structure design, watershed master planning, hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling, and drainage criteria policies and manuals.  He has worked with numerous clients around the DFW metroplex to solve storm water issues.

Burt was born and grew up in the small west Texas town of Rotan, which is an hour northwest of Abilene.  He received his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  Burt began his career in Houston where he worked on a variety of large planned developments involving levees, pump stations and other flood control features.

Since moving to Dallas, he has worked on numerous key projects in the area.  He was the design project manager for the White Rock Lake and Bachman Lake dredging projects for the City of Dallas.  The White Rock Lake project involved the longest dredge pipeline (18 miles) in the US at the time.  He was also the project manager for the design of the public infrastructure portion of the $400 million Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine.

Burt joined Jacobs (through a merger) in 1989.  He completed his 25th year of service in February of this year.  At Jacobs, he has been involved in the design and construction of the City of Dallas' interior drainage pump station improvement program since its inception.  He authored the study that pointed out the need for the new pump stations and has been involved in the design and construction of the Pavaho and Baker pump stations.