Program Manager brings international experience in environmental infrastructure, marine project management to help develop shared septic system in Fall City

Program Manager Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson has helped address complicated infrastructure problems across the globe – Italy, Kazakhstan, even the Deepwater Horizon MC252 Oil Spill.

But the puzzle he’ll work to solve for King County Local Services sits here in his backyard.

The Program Manager and Fall City resident’s main goal is to help deliver a shared septic system to the unincorporated area near Snoqualmie, which business owners have requested for decades and say could unlock the potential of the area’s aging commercial buildings.

Jeff says he’s up for the challenge.

“We have a lot of momentum for this work, especially from the community,” he says. “I love this community. And in my experience, when you’re passionate about the community and want to work together, good things can happen.”

Jeff brings with him a wealth of experience in environment science and engineering. Before coming to King County, he worked more than a decade with research and consulting firm Gravity Marine in Seattle, which served clients worldwide. His most recent role was Technical Services Director, managing a team of scientists, engineers and technicians and lending expertise on regulatory requirements and permitting policy. Prior to that, he was a Senior Project Engineer and Staff Scientist who worked on several environmental permitting and monitored projects in marine and environmentally sensitive areas.

The list of projects he has overseen is expansive, including serving as the lead scientist on multiple research vessels that investigated the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He also served as Technical Manager for the installation of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline near Italy and worked in a similar capacity for development of a sea port in the Caspian Sea. Of course, Jeff has lead and collaborated on several marine infrastructure projects in the Puget Sound and on the Columbia River.

Jeff holds a Master’s of Science degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology Environmental Science and Resource Management from the University of Washington. He has also conducted doctoral research on Quantitative Impact Assessment at the Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris.

Please join us in welcoming Jeff to our team, and be sure to check back for updates on his work.