Jeff Edwards, PE

Senior Civil Engineer

As a Process Engineer and Project Manager at Wightman, Jeff primarily provides communities with water and wastewater treatment solutions. Since joining the company in 2017, he has been deeply involved with the Michigan Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) grants, assessing storm water and wastewater systems and developing capital improvement plans for clients throughout the region. He also puts his nearly 20 years of industry experience to work designing and performing construction engineering duties on water distribution and wastewater collection and treatment systems.

Areas of Focus

  • Drinking water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water distribution & storage systems
  • Wastewater collection systems
  • Asset management
  • Computer modeling
  • Feasibility studies
  • Excel spreadsheet development (including using visual basic functionality to automate repetitive/complicated tasks)

Services

Education

B.S. in Environmental Engineering
Michigan Technological University

M.S. in Environmental Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Professional Training & Registrations

  • Professional Engineer in Michigan
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER certified
  • Confined space entrant/attendant certified
  • First Aid/CPR certified


Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA)
  • Staff Sergeant in the Michigan Army National Guard (24 years of service and counting)

Personal Note

Jeff’s claim to fame is twofold. First, as a Staff Sergeant in the Michigan Army National Guard (24 years and counting), Jeff’s unit took part in the funeral services for President Ford in Grand Rapids. Because it was a single video feed, he was on all the network and cable news outlets including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC several different times throughout the service including one shot where the camera was zooming in directly on him as the shot faded to a different camera view.

Jeff’s second claim to fame is that, as an undergraduate research assistant at Michigan Technological University, he was involved with the design of the wastewater recycling system on the International Space Station.


Jeff Edwards Engineering Wightman

Contact Jeff Edwards

Office: 269.487.9914