JASON BROOKS, P.E.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Professional Engineer, Tennessee
Tennessee Technical University
Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
University of Tennessee
M.S., Civil Engineering
University of Tennessee
B.S., Civil Engineering
Professional Organizations and Community Activities
Water Environment Federation
American Society of Civil Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Maryville College National Alumni Board
American Water Works Association
With more than 15 years experience in the field of process improvement, information technology, asset management, operations, and engineering, Brooks focuses on wastewater, stormwater, green infrastructure, and sustainability projects. His diverse background includes managing a large wet-weather wastewater program driven by an EPA consent decree in Knoxville and Nashville, TN. He has experience in the planning, design and construction of sewer system rehabilitation, flow equalization and storage, and pump station improvements, as well as wet-weather treatment alternatives to improve wastewater treatment for high flow events. He is adept at helping clients assess their systems, thinking of solution alternatives, and then managing the delivery of the solution.
Brooks has applied this “process improvement” oriented approach to programs involving the planning, design, and implementation of information technology projects, wastewater compliance programs, flooding improvements, sustainability projects, maintenance programs, and utility operations.
Brooks was involved in all facets for the start-up of the Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program for Nashville’s metro water services. In accordance with an EPA consent decree, he assisted in the development and implementation of a program management plan, processes and procedures to address sanitary sewer overflows, and combined sewer overflows. The corrective action plan, engineering report and long-term control plan included equalization storage, collection system rehabilitation, conveyance upgrades, and treatment optimization.
Task Leader, Consent Decree Negotiation Support and Operations Assessment, City of Memphis, Tenn. (2011-2012)
Brooks assisted the city of Memphis Public Works department with the development of an infrastructure rehabilitation process satisfying EPA during consent decree negotiations.
Assisting the Virginia Beach Hampton Roads Sanitary District, Brooks led the development of a process for evaluating the use of private laterals to improve rain-derived infiltration and inflow issues, determining the scope, schedule, and budget for repairing these private property defects.
Program Manager, KUB Wastewater SSO Corrective Action Program/Engineering Report, Knoxville, Tenn. (2002-2011)
In order to address sanitary sewer overflows, Brooks helped develop and implement a $500 million capital improvement program for KUB. Key tasks included development of the plan, schedule and budget; management of the internal and external staff; facilitating work activities such as purchasing, customer service, risk management, legal and operations; managing construction activities to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and quality; and management of customer relationships during construction.
Brooks provided technical expertise and advice in the development of a replacement and rehabilitation model for the wastewater collection system to help the division best evaluate where to apply limited replacement and maintenance resources to maximize improvements in services and minimize failure risk.
Technical Advisor, KUB Kuwahee and Fourth Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Composite Correction Plan, Knoxville, Tenn. (2005-2009)
Consulting and providing input on long-term wet weather treatment strategy for KUB, Brooks helped develop alternative treatment and flow reduction strategies, evaluating alternatives including a comprehensive rehabilitation of the collection system, flow equalization storage, chemically enhanced primary treatment (CEPT), high rate clarification (HRC), and biologically enhanced high rate clarification (BEHRC). Key tasks for this $120 plan package include an evaluation of the financial, construction, and operational alternatives; and conducting an effectiveness pilot test of preferred options.
Brooks oversees the planning and development of a program to efficiently organize engineering and construction resources needed to implement the city’s $10 million stormwater capital improvement plan. Key tasks include defining the projects, schedules and budgets; developing a collaborative online project information system; financial tracking and reporting; design coordination; contractor procurement; and project quality management.
Brooks is responsible for the development and implementation processes related to the development of a Green Infrastructure Master Plan for the city. The goal of the project is to identify potential green infrastructure projects in the city’s combined sewer system that could effectively reduce the frequency and volume of combined sewer overflows. The projects will be evaluated using a “triple bottom line” approach, which considers the projects benefit to the environment and society along with the economical considerations of costs and savings.
- Management Advisor, KUB Asset Management Program, Knoxville, Tenn.
- Program Manager, KUB Management, Operations, and Maintenance (MOM) Program, Knoxville, Tenn.
- Project Manager, KUB Infrastructure Rehab/Replace Program (IRP), Knoxville, Tenn.