Jeffrey King, PhD, PE, joined ATM as a senior engineer on July 15. Dr. King models and analyzes wetlands, watersheds, rivers, alluvial fans, lakes, estuaries, the ocean, and aquifers to address practical challenges for both governmental entities and private clients. He is an integral member of ATM’s water resources team. Dr. King has over 20 years of engineering experience, including a decade with the United States Geological Survey in Florida, and three years as an in-house consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program in greater Washington DC. Dr. King earned a doctorate in coastal and oceanographic engineering from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in environmental water resources engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida.
Dr. King’s work with clients focuses on using models to assess flood hazards, characterize contaminant plumes, remediate pollution, treat groundwater, manage stormwater, satisfy regulatory requirements, design solutions to existing problems, and plan for the future. For example, Dr. King’s work in Miami allowed the United States government, state of Florida, and a utility to better design solutions to a complex, $5B challenge associated with the disposal of treated wastewater. His work near Minneapolis guided the United States Navy and state of Minnesota in remediating a carcinogenic plume leaching into the Mississippi River upstream of a major municipal drinking water intake structure. His work in Maine helped resolve an intractable legal impasse associated with the closure of a shellfishery in an estuary contaminated with mercury, and refine a $200M remediation design.