Steven Paquette has been appointed president of the U.S. water and environment business unit at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


This business line comprises 450 employees based in 25 offices across the U.S., delivering water and environment planning, design and consulting domestic and multinational clients in the private and public sectors.

Mr. Paquette joined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in 2015 and has directed the firm’s water business, which provides a range of water and wastewater engineering services to municipalities, government agencies and utility companies. The firm’s environment services include site investigation and remediation, environmental compliance, acoustics, vibration and air quality, health and safety, sustainability, climate resiliency, and greenhouse gas management.

“Combining our water and environment businesses under Steve’s leadership enables our firm to expand into new markets, services and geographies while delivering innovative, technical solutions and competitive efficiencies to new and existing clients,” noted Gregory A. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. and Latin America region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Mr. Paquette has 32 years of senior management experience at major consulting engineering organizations. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was national sales manager at a global infrastructure engineering company, where he also served as national water-wastewater business line leader. Previously, he founded and served as president of Groundwater Technology Government Services, a national environmental restoration firm providing environmental and remediation consulting services to state and federal clients. As a senior vice president at a national engineering organization, he led government programs while also serving as program manager for $500 million Superfund restoration program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Mr. Paquette received an executive M.B.A. from the University of California and a B.S. in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the chairman of the water infrastructure committee at the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure. Additional professional affiliations include the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, and Women’s Transportation Seminar.

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 36,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, 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 | 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 careers site.