Wade Barnes joins Neel-Schaffer as a Water Resources Project Manager in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 7, 2024) – Wade Barnes, PE, PhD, CFM, has joined Neel-Schaffer as a Water Resources Project Manager, based in the firm’s Fort Worth office.

Wade has 21 years of experience, seven in water/sewer construction and 14 in Hydraulics and Hydrology engineering. Wade has extensive experience designing drainage plans for site development, including grading, utilities, pavement/parking lots, and detention ponds. He has designed stormwater systems and is experienced in the production of H&H modeling for stormwater systems, hydraulic channel modeling, and watershed analysis.

Wade’s addition gives Neel-Schaffer two Certified Floodplain Managers in the Metroplex and 12 across the company.

“This expertise provides our clients with access to some of the top talent in the Water Resources industry,” said Michael Phillips, PE, CFM, Neel-Schaffer’s Hydraulics and Hydrology Discipline Lead.

“Wade brings experience and a skillset as a Certified Floodplain Manager that will allow us to expand the services we can offer to our municipal clients in the Metroplex,” said Derek Cheatham, PE, Neel-Schaffer’s North Texas Market Lead. “Having CFMs on staff provides our clients with a higher expertise in floodplain management and floodplain development-related issues, providing great value and trust in meeting our clients’ needs.”

Wade is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and holds CFM certification through the Association of State Floodplain Managers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University.