In her new position, Ms. Patel will focus on the traditional and sustainable energy sectors as well as sustainable buildings, helping to grow the firm’s environmental policy practice beyond transportation infrastructure. She will be based in the firm’s St. Louis office.
Ms. Patel has over two decades of experience in establishing national environmental and natural resources policy.
Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Ms. Patel served as the deputy general counsel for the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) within the Executive Office of the President. She also served as the deputy associate director for regulatory policy at CEQ, working closely with federal agencies, state and local governments, stakeholders, and other White House offices to develop policies and initiatives that advanced the President’s environmental, natural resources, and energy agenda. Prior to joining CEQ, she served in various capacities at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), holding leadership positions within EPA’s Office of General Counsel and Office of Regional Counsel in Dallas, Texas.
An expert on federal regulatory issues, Ms. Patel has frequently been recognized for finding comprehensive and sustainable approaches to the nation’s environmental issues and challenges. Her commendations include awards for counseling the development and implementation of proactive voluntary approaches to control air pollution, and for the development of novel legal approaches for Clean Water Act permits.
Ms. Patel is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Georgetown University Law Center. She is an alumna of the Executive Energy Leadership Academy at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and a member of the Virginia State Bar.
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s website.