Engineer Brings Nearly Two Decades Worth of Experience in Water Processing to Firm
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2017 – Arup, the design and consulting firm for the built environment, announces that Sheba Hafiz, PE, has joined the firm as West Coast Water Leader, focused on client support for the firm’s growing portfolio of water projects west of the Rockies. She is also a member of Arup’s leadership team in the San Francisco office. Sheba has 20 years of experience providing planning, program and project management, design, construction management and facility operations advice to clients in the water sector.
John Eddy, Arup Principal and San Francisco Infrastructure Leader, said, “Our water challenges in the West are as numerous as the solutions and as the jurisdictions involved. Sheba’s experience in water, wastewater and recycled water significantly grows our West Coast sector water skills, which already include water conveyance and green infrastructure.”
“I’m honored to join the Arup team here on the West Coast,” Sheba said. “Water is an integral part of a healthy and sustainable built and natural environment. I’m looking forward to bringing my skills and experience in this field to Arup’s diverse range of clients.”
Sheba boasts both public and private water utilities as her clients. Her project work spans the Western United States, from California to Arizona and Hawaii to Washington. Clients have utilized her expertise to advance their business imperatives from early planning stages to design, construction, training, asset management and optimization of operations. She is also experienced in alternative project delivery methods including design-build (DB) and Construction Management at Risk (CMAR).
Sheba received a BS in civil engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and a MS in environmental engineering from Arizona State University.
Arup’s recent water work in the Western United States includes the Polhemus (Crystal Springs Bypass) Tunnel for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Lake Mead Intake #3 tunnel in Las Vegas, and the Silicon Valley Clean Water Gravity Pipeline project in San Francisco.
Other Arup water work in the West includes advanced surface water hydraulic modeling for numerous clients in California and Oregon, featuring large infrastructure projects like the High Speed Rail, sea-level rise and extreme weather adaptation planning for the Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) in San Francisco and the Kapalama Canal Catalytic Project in Honolulu, Hawaii. Arup has planned and implemented green-infrastructure on numerous projects including Bay Meadows Phase II. Arup is also providing transaction advisory and technical due diligence services to Rialto Water Services on their capital projects delivered under Public Private Partnership (P3).
Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup opened its first US office more than 30 years ago and now employs 1,400 people in the Americas. The firm’s employee-ownership structure promotes ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup’s website, www.arup.com, and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, doggerel.arup.com, for more information.