NextGen Engineering is a water resources and civil engineering firm with a main office located in Tucson, Arizona and a project office in Ventura, California. NextGen provides hydrology, climate research, floodplain management, watershed planning, design & drafting, land development, and stakeholder engagement services for clients in Arizona, California, and internationally. NextGen is committed to integrity, sustainability, and ecological best practices. At NextGen, we train and educate the engineering professionals of the next generation with an emphasis on humanity and compassion.
Bill loves to build bridges - over water and with people. Bill is President and Principal Engineer at NextGen Engineering. Founded in 2012, NextGen specializes in water resources and civil engineering. NextGen participates in local and international workshops and training, including facilitating a Fundamentals of Engineering exam preparation course with University of Arizona's Continuing Education. Bill has over 30 years of professional experience in engineering, watershed planning, training, and design for water infrastructure.
Bill and his family lived and worked in the Middle East for over a decade. He also participated in Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) training in Ethiopia and Central Asia. Bill is an active volunteer in the Tucson international and refugee-serving community.
Dr. Erfan Tousi was born and raised in Iran and has a Ph.D in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Arizona. He is passionate about finding ways for analyzing natural water resource systems more realistically through hydraulic and hydrological (H&H) modeling.
Dr. Tousi began as an intern with NextGen Engineering and became a full time Associate Water Resource Engineer in 2020. He is responsible for some of NextGen's highly detailed Model and Research projects. Dr. Tousi is also skilled in Machine Learning (ML) techniques and is passionate about how ML techniques can be employed in modeling water systems. He brings a fresh perspective to correcting and updating FEMA flood maps.
Dr. Tousi collaborated with Shahab Doulabian, Amirhossein Shadmehri Toosi, and NextGen President Bill O’Brien on a research paper published in Sustainable Cities and Society. The paper examines the impact of climate change on infrastructure design in Tucson.
Tariq recently became a full-time staff member at NextGen after graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona. Previously, Tariq served as a NextGen intern for three years supporting NextGen’s Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Class at the University of Arizona. As an intern he provided research support to various NextGen projects and he is now an experienced Civil Infrastructure designer.
Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, Tariq came to Tucson as a refugee with his family 11 years ago. Tariq is passionate about serving vulnerable and under-represented communities, and bringing insight into how to make those communities safer in a modernizing world.
Samantha is originally from Tucson, with a Bachelor of International Business and a Minor in Finance from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has been invested in developing the greater Tucson area through commercial and residential projects since 2016. As a realtor and developer, she has worked with many different clients from architects to builders, engineers to investors. She brings her experience, passion, and her love of people to her work. Samantha enjoys working to see developments become a reality for the NextGen Engineering team.
Originally from Tucson, Richard began his career conducting economic impact assessments of proposed regulations for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Later in his career, as CEO of an Environmental Engineering Company, Richard made several acquisitions, three of which were in Canada. Richard also spent time in the U.S Air Force and the Air National Guard and retired with the rank of Colonel. He carries over 40 years of professional and business management experience that make him a key member of the NextGen team.
Raised in Denver Colorado, Fred moved to California in 1983. With over 34 years experience in drafting, Fred’s knowledge is immense, and he brings a lot to the table for NextGen. Fred has been with NextGen for the past 6 years as a CAD designer and drafter. He is passionate about being involved in the foster care system and he enjoys volunteering as a CASA (court appointed special advocate). He is experienced in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3d, MicroStation, and Traffix software packages.
Moheb is a civil engineer originally from Afghanistan. He completed primary and high school in Pakistan. Upon graduating, he and his parents moved back to his homeland. In 2011, he began studies at Engineering Technical Institute. Upon completion in 2013, Moheb continued his studies in Civil Engineering at Herat University and graduated in 2017. He worked for more than 5 years at NGOs and international organizations such as Oxfam Novib, UN-Habitat, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) of Afghanistan, and Cinderella Construction Company. Moheb has experience working on projects such as road pavement (asphalt and concrete), water supply networks, buildings, and flood control structures.
Moheb immigrated to the United states in 2021 and has been a key asset at NextGen Engineering since 2022.
Michael has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in General Studies and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona in 2022 with his second Bachelor's in Music Performance. He learned web design and online marketing techniques through his music business, implementing successful campaigns to promote performances and recordings. Passionate about environmental stewardship, Michael strives to bring an ecologically and socially ethical approach to web design and online marketing.
Michael has been a member of the NextGen team since 2022. He designed this website and creates media for NextGen's web, graphic design, and marketing needs.
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