ANKENY, IOWA, February 8, 2022 – Kate Barnes has joined McClure’s Environmental team as a Project Engineer.
Barnes graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering and Oklahoma State University with a Master of Science in Biosystems Engineering. She is a certified Project Engineer in the state of Iowa. Barnes is also a published author with two published peer reviewed journal articles on her research related to cohesive sediment detachment. Before coming to McClure, Barnes worked for both Snyder and Associates and HR Green. She has worked on a variety of projects related to stormwater including storm sewer network modeling, riverine modeling, dam breach analysis, and floodplain permitting. She enjoys working on engineering design related to stream stabilization and water quality best management practices. Most recently she has been designing several mitigation banks across Iowa, wet detention basins, and stormwater wetlands.
Barnes will be working alongside the Environmental team to achieve McClure’s vison of making lives better. Barnes is looking forward to getting started on the introduction of water resources and stormwater projects at McClure. She is ready to help with anything related to stormwater modeling and design and hoping to work on water quality retention and detention projects as well as some stream stabilization projects.
When asked what made her decide to join McClure, she said, “I was really attracted to the work culture at McClure. I have worked with Aaron in the past and he is a great leader and mentor. I am excited to work with him again. I was also told during my interview that we value high quality deliverables as a firm and I want to be a part of a team doing high quality work for clients.“
Founded in 1956, McClure has grown to a firm of over 200 professionals in eleven offices. With a vision of making lives better, McClure brings engineering expertise and a collaborative approach to identify the best strategies and solutions to bring our client’s vision to life. McClure’s area of expertise is in guiding its clients on making long-term capital investments in the areas of aviation, bridge, community development, construction observation, development, environmental, geotechnical, GIS, landscape architecture, MEP, structural, survey, traffic, transportation, wastewater, and water.