About the Author of One Water. Solved.

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Over four decades of focused experience in the engineering, built, and environmental industries. As the founder and president of O’Brien Engineering, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), he has grown the company from a singular specialization in Surface Water Resources to now include Civil, MEP, Architectural, and Real Estate services. Clients include the US Army Corps of Engineers (Fort Worth District, Tulsa, Galveston, Vicksburg, etc), Customs and Border Protection, FEMA, Veterans Affairs, Navy, Air Force and DLA, municipalities, state agencies, other engineering and architectural firms.

One Water. Solved. is a revolutionary approach to solving Texas’ water problems and to provide ample water supply for Texans today and tomorrow. The solution was created by Jim O’Brien, P.E., CFM., F.SAME, President of O’Brien Engineering, Inc., a multidiscipline engineering firm in North Texas. Mr. O’Brien has a patent pending for a water grid system to manage water from “cradle to grave.”

USACE Fort Worth District Engineering and Construction Support Office (ECSO) Nationwide A/E IDIQ $15M Capacity. Contract number W9126G15D0011.
Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) A&E MAC IDIQ – $67M Capacity, Randolph AFB/Fort Sam Houston TX. Contract number FA301620D0017.
USACE Tulsa District General A&E Services MATOC $99M Capacity. Contract number W912BV20D0025. (OEI-Etegra JV).
USACE Fort Worth District A&E Services for Horizontal Design MATOC $65M Capacity. Contract number W912BV20D0004. (contract through Tulsa, managed by Fort Worth) (OEI-Etegra JV).
VISN17 A/E IDIQ $25M Capacity, TX. Contract number 36C25720D0060.
VISN22 A/E MATOC $20M Capacity, AZ, NM, CA. Contract number 36C258D0047. (OEI-LBL JV).
USACE Fort Worth District Real Estate Title and Curative Services BPA, Southern Border. Contract number W9126G19A0030.
USACE Fort Worth District Real Estate Support Services MATOC $40M Capacity, TX, AZ, NM, CA. Contract number W9126G17D0028.
VISN17 Central Texas VA Health Care System Short Selection Simplified Acquisition Vehicle.
VISN17 Central Texas VA Health Care System Short Selection Simplified Acquisition Vehicle. (OEI-LBL JV).
USDA Forest Service A/E ARS Selective Shortlist.

OEI is a SDVOSB and Texas HUB Firm.

Mr. O’Brien’s experience includes Program Management and Project Management of multidiscipline horizontal and vertical design, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses on hundreds of tributaries, creeks, and rivers; dam rehabilitation.

Specialties: Program Management, Multidiscipline Team Resourcing and Management, Senior Project Management, Dam Safety, Drainage, Floodplain, Medical Facilities, Contract Negotiation, Regulatory Permitting, Water Resources, Site Development.

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Texas Water Management: A Fourfold Proposed Solution

Read the detailed TME Magazine article that outlines Mr. O’Brien’s innovative solution.