inspection, piping inspection, materials coordination, engineering, drafting, commissioning, installation, and document control. With his varied experiences of numerous large projects and his exposure to differing systems and processes, Charles has developed an aptitude for developing tools and procedures to make the design and construction processes more efficient.
As Vice President, Charles is responsible for managing the firm's strategic planning, project cost control, quality control program, and contract review.
Charles is licensed to practice as a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction, and the American Welding Society.
Charles received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University with an emphasis on structural engineering. After graduation, he started his career at Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), one of the world's leading engineering, construction, and services company.
His time was split between land-based refineries and offshore oil & gas vessels. He worked as both structural engineer and pipe designer on numerous refineries, designing pipe racks, warehouse buildings, and foundations. He worked on numerous offshore projects, including Total’s Pazflor FPSO and Chevron’s Bigfoot TLP, designing access platforms, equipment supports, and main structural members, along with some hull components. He also had the opportunity to live in Angola to help develop an engineering office in Luanda, leading a small team of Angolan engineers while also assisting the office manager.
Charles left KBR to pursue the fields of construction and fabrication. He joined a team representing Walter Oil & Gas on site at Gulf Marine Fabricator’s yard in Ingleside, TX for the fabrication of a 3,800 sT topsides. There he has been a jack-of-all-trades, assisting in structural
After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, water resources emphasis, Jose worked for several Civil Engineering Firms where he gained valuable experience.
Prior to graduation, Jose spent some time in Bozeman, Montana, working as a CAD Technician for Thomas Graham Civil Design Group. He then moved back to College Station, Texas to complete his degree while assisting the Thomas Graham firm with establishing a new office.
Jose later found his way to Duplantis Design Group, PC (DDG) in Houston, where he served as a project manager working on a variety of site development projects ranging from retail sites to industrial facilities. Clients included private developers as well as several large retail clients including Lowe's, Walgreen's, and Walmart. He also gained even more valuable experience at Johnston LLC working on a wide variety of public projects for municipal utility districts, cities, counties, school districts, and hospitals. Over the years, he was placed in unique roles and positions, which allowed him to grow both technically as an engineer and professionally as a manager.
civil engineering and consulting
As President, Jose is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the company and all civil design. He and his wife Melissa live in Spring, Texas. They have been happily married for four years and have a beautiful daughter named Eva.
Jose is licensed to practice as a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) through the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Water Works Association.