Jeffery A. Lundt, P.E., Wastewater Treatment Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
2018 Award Recipient
Nominated by the American Society of Civil Engineers
Jeffrey A. Lundt, P.E., Wastewater Treatment Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Government Engineer of the Year Award in recognition of his many contributions to improving the region’s wastewater infrastructure. He is always looking for better way to deliver projects and seeks innovative solutions to design challenges.
He served as the project manager for the Marine Outfall for the Brightwater Treatment Plant Project. Since this was the first project executed by the Wastewater Treatment Division using a design-build delivery method, there was considerable learning that was needed by the staff. He was instrumental in structuring the contract terms to be fair to both parties. The Marine Outfall was completed 22 months early for a total cost of about 75% of the budgeted amount. Since completion of the project, he has served as a Principal Wastewater Engineer and the Mechanical Engineering Group Lead in the Technical Services Group. In this role, he is a project engineer for consultant-designed projects and several in-house projects.
He developed variations to the typical procurement criteria for major treatment systems which allow the Division to select a process and manufacturer based on a variety of criteria. This allows selection of the vendor early in the design process to enable knowledge of support needs and incorporate them in the bid documents. In a typical procurement process, the general contractor selects the equipment, and the structure often needs modification to enable installation of the selected equipment.
Prior to joining King County, he spent 29 years as an engineering consultant for several firms in the Puget Sound region.