HOUSTON - Thomas Mountz, P.E., D.WRE., CFM, joins planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a senior project manager. In this role, Mountz will manage flood control and drainage projects throughout central Texas.
Mountz has more than 46 years of experience as an engineer and project manager. He has expertise in several areas, including water resources management, master planning, floodplain and dam breach modeling, design, stormwater quality analysis, stormwater management ordinance development, best management practices, FEMA map revisions and studies, fluvial geomorphology, stream restoration, grant applications and management, and construction inspection and oversight.
Mountz has managed stormwater management projects throughout Texas. Some of the notable projects he has worked on include a roller-compacted concrete dam within the Trinity River, Lake Casa Blanca Dam Repair, and river modeling for building and bridge structural improvements in the Rio Grande floodplain in Laredo, Texas. He also served as the lead hydrologist for the $150 million San Antonio River Restoration project and as project manager for the post-Katrina update of hydrologic and hydraulic models of the hurricane protection system in Orleans and Jefferson Parish for the Corps of Engineers New Orleans District.
“Tom has a unique blend of leadership and technical skills, as well as extensive experience working with clients at the local, county and federal levels,” said Matt Manges, P.E., LAN’s stormwater practice leader. “His addition will further strengthen the firm’s stormwater expertise.”
Mountz is recognized as an expert witness in stormwater management and floodplain issues and has provided reports and testimony for clients in Travis County, Cameron County, and Webb County. He has presented on stormwater-related topics to school classes, peer organizations, civic groups, televised public hearings and local governing bodies.
Mountz received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Florida. A certified floodplain manager, Mountz served as a treasurer for the Texas Floodplain Management Association two years ago. He also is certified as a diplomate in water resources engineering by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.