Building a Legacy

With every client and project, we’re creating a legacy—one set on strengthening the communities we’re proud to call home.

As members of your community, we’re deeply invested in your long-term success. We design the prosperous environments that we want to live in for our families, friends, and neighbors.

But prosperity is much more than a goal. It’s being equipped to solve challenges creatively as they evolve. It’s knowing that a steadfast foundation assures that you’re prepared to confidently take the next step. Blending modern technology with time-tested methods, we provide the right solutions that strengthen the community as a whole—from your team today, to the generations that will follow.

Together, let’s build a legacy to last lifetimes—but not one of pipe, asphalt, and concrete. Your community’s success is our legacy."

Jed Walker
Founder & President

Photo courtesy of RBDR Architects

We adhere to approachability, undeviating courtesy, integrity, and responsibility in our dealings with clients and colleagues. We deliver our Brand of Professionalism at a level of excellence that goes above financial considerations or legal requirements. This is accomplished through a constructive work environment and through honest people with a positive work ethic.

Positive Professionalism

Lasting relationships are built on giving – not taking. We’ve built our reputation on delivering Positive Professionalism and Steadfast Service to customers time and time again. Our character is to treat employees, colleagues, and clientele with dignity and respect.

Relationships

Our Leadership cultivates values, confidence, and experience to inspire and guide clients and personnel. We achieve goals and complete projects without compromise and with respect to our Partners.

Leadership

Our name itself implies Teamwork. Partnering with colleagues, employees, and clientele creates a bond that unifies our strengths to accomplish our goals. Internally, we create a sense of camaraderie between each design team and each office whereby we willingly assist others to accomplish the mission. Externally, we collaborate with our clients to achieve their vision.

Teamwork

Our passion is providing excellence in civil engineering and delivering unprecedented service. We are continuously improving our processes and quality to provide innovative solutions that provide the best “return on investment.”

Passion

Our reputation for providing industry-leading professional services is well grounded – we respond to clients as soon as possible, communicate thoroughly, and provide status updates regularly and often. We go the extra mile to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions along with keeping our promises – our deed follows our word.

Steadfast Service

our core pillars

our core pillars

We adhere to approachability, undeviating courtesy, integrity, and responsibility in our dealings with clients and colleagues. We deliver our Brand of Professionalism at a level of excellence that goes above financial considerations or legal requirements. This is accomplished through a constructive work environment and through honest people with a positive work ethic.

positive professionalism

relationships

leadership

teamwork

passion

steadfast service

our core pillars

positive professionalism

We adhere to approachability, undeviating courtesy, integrity, and responsibility in our dealings with clients and colleagues. We deliver our Brand of Professionalism at a level of excellence that goes above financial considerations or legal requirements. This is accomplished through a constructive work environment and through honest people with a positive work ethic.

relationships

leadership

teamwork

passion

steadfast service

We adhere to approachability, undeviating courtesy, integrity, and responsibility in our dealings with clients and colleagues. We deliver our Brand of Professionalism at a level of excellence that goes above financial considerations or legal requirements. This is accomplished through a constructive work environment and through honest people with a positive work ethic.

our core pillars

positive professionalism

relationships

leadership

teamwork

passion

steadfast service

Lasting relationships are built on giving – not taking. We’ve built our reputation on delivering Positive Professionalism and Steadfast Service to customers time and time again. Our character is to treat employees, colleagues, and clientele with dignity and respect.

our core pillars

positive professionalism

relationships

leadership

teamwork

passion

steadfast service

Our Leadership cultivates values, confidence, and experience to inspire and guide clients and personnel. We achieve goals and complete projects without compromise and with respect to our Partners.

our core pillars

positive professionalism

relationships

leadership

teamwork

passion

steadfast service

Our name itself implies Teamwork. Partnering with colleagues, employees, and clientele creates a bond that unifies our strengths to accomplish our goals. Internally, we create a sense of camaraderie between each design team and each office whereby we willingly assist others to accomplish the mission. Externally, we collaborate with our clients to achieve their vision.

our core pillars

positive professionalism

relationships

leadership

teamwork

passion

steadfast service

Our passion is providing excellence in civil engineering and delivering unprecedented service. We are continuously improving our processes and quality to provide innovative solutions that provide the best “return on investment.”

our core pillars

positive professionalism

relationships

leadership

teamwork

passion

steadfast service

Our name itself implies Teamwork. Partnering with colleagues, employees, and clientele creates a bond that unifies our strengths to accomplish our goals. Internally, we create a sense of camaraderie between each design team and each office whereby we willingly assist others to accomplish the mission. Externally, we collaborate with our clients to achieve their vision.

The strength of an engineering firm rests in its people. Walker Partners has assembled a team of first-class engineers that the City of Cedar Park has trusted with many of our most important and complex projects. We always feel confident that Walker Partners will take ownership of the project and help us to navigate complex project issues with a successful outcome.”

Kenneth Wheeler, Assistant Director of Utilities
City of Cedar Park

Jed Walker, P.E.

President

Vickey Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Nancy Nichols, CFM, CPSM

Chief Administrative Officer

Otto Wiederhold, P.E.

Senior Vice President

Joe Jenkins, P.E.

Senior Client Manager

Alan Munger, P.E., CFM

Client Manager

John Winkler, P.E.

Manager

Aaron Archer, P.E.

Client Manager

Kevin Hessel, R.P.L.S

Survey Manager

Marty Polk, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

Lynn Simpson, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

Jacob Bell, P.E.

Client Manager

Clark Gauer, P.E.

Client Manager

Kyle Schulze, P.E.

Client Manager

George E "Jed" Walker, P.E.

President

Vickey Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Nancy Nichols, CFM, CPSM

Chief Administrative Officer

Otto E. Wiederhold, P.E.

Senior Vice President

Joe Jenkins, P.E.

Senior Client Manager

Alan Munger, P.E., CFM

Client Manager

John F. Winkler, P.E.

Manager

Aaron Archer, P.E.

Client Manager

Kevin R. Hessel, R.P.L.S

Survey Manager

Marty P. Polk, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

Warren "Lynn" Simpson, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

Nicole M. Torralva, P.E.

Client Manager

leadership

our leadership

Jed Walker, P.E.
President

Senior Vice President

Joe Jenkins, P.E.

Senior Client Manager

Alan Munger, P.E., CFM

Client Manager

John F. Winkler, P.E.

Manager

Aaron Archer, P.E.

Client Manager

Kevin R. Hessel, R.P.L.S

Survey Manager

Marty P. Polk, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

Warren "Lynn" Simpson, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

Jacob P. Bell, P.E.

Client Manager

Clark W. Gauer, P.E.

Client Manager

Kyle D. Schulze, P.E.

Client Manager

our leadership

Vickey Smith
Chief Financial Officer

Nancy Nichols, CFM, CPSM
Chief Administrative Officer

Otto Wiederhold, P.E.
Senior Vice President

Joe Jenkins, P.E.
Senior Client Manager

Alan Munger, P.E., CFM
Client Manager

John Winkler, P.E.
Manager

Aaron Archer, P.E.
Client Manager

Jacob Bell, P.E.
Client Manager

Clark Gauer, P.E.
Client Manager

Kyle Schulze, P.E.
Client Manager

Kevin Hessel, R.P.L.S.
Survey Manager

Marty Polk, R.P.L.S.
Survey Manager

Lynn Simpson, R.P.L.S.
Survey Manager

Jed has over 30 years of civil engineering experience in the Central Texas area. Since moving to Waco in 1990, he has acted as project manager or director for more than 1000 projects. His clients include municipalities, industries, regional airports, and private developers. Jed’s reputation for building lifelong relationships and providing exceptional engineering and planning services to Central Texas municipalities is unparalleled. Jed founded Walker Partners on the basis that our clients are our partners, friends, and neighbors. “Our focus is on people and relationships, providing steadfast engineering services, and doing the right thing every chance we get!”

Jed Walker, P.E.
President

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Vickey is from Shreveport, Louisiana and moved to Texas after graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Vickey joined Walker Partners as Chief Financial Officer one week after the doors opened in 2004 and is responsible for the company’s financial activities and directing human resources. 

Vickey Smith
Chief Financial Officer

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Nancy’s career in the engineering and surveying industry began in 1998 and she has been with Walker Partners since 2004. Throughout her time in the industry, she has filled the roles of Administrative Assistant, Assistant Project Manager, and Business Development Manager. As Chief Administrative Office, Nancy serves as the Executive Assistant to the President, oversees marketing, and manages the administrative staff in all four office locations.

Nancy Nichols, CFM, CPSM
Chief Administrative Officer

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Otto’s 40-plus year career encompasses hundreds of civil engineering projects throughout Central Texas. As Senior Vice President at Walker Partners, he leads diverse projects including wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, lift stations, ground storage tanks, elevated storage tanks and SCADA systems. He designs arterial thoroughfares, collector streets and roadways, trail systems, and hike and bike paths. For more than 15 years, Otto has acted as City Engineer for the City of Harker Heights. He developed water and wastewater master plans for the Cities of Harker Heights, Killeen, and Lampasas, and served as project manager for large diameter water and wastewater pipelines. Otto is passionate about municipal engineering and finds great satisfaction from seeing quality of life improvements that Walker Partners’ projects have upon communities. 

Otto Wiederhold, P.E.
Senior Vice President

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Joe’s career began in the State’s Drinking Water Program at the Texas Department of Health. With over 30 years of experience, Joe brings a strong understanding of water and wastewater regulatory issues at the federal, state, and local levels. Having served on several State Advisory Committees, he is passionate about being a good steward for our water resources while striving to ensure that everyone has safe drinking water. Joe is Manager of Walker Partners’ Austin office where he has oversight of the personnel along with managing, planning and designing major local and regional water and wastewater treatment and infrastructure projects.

Joe Jenkins, P.E.
Senior Client Manager

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With more than 30 years of civil engineering experience, Alan joined the Walker Partners Team in 2018 as Manager of our Bryan/College Station office. While at Texas A&M, he discovered that providing transportation solutions was the area of his greatest passion where he felt he could best serve the citizens of Texas. Alan has spent much of his career working in transportation engineering in the Greater Houston and greater Brazos County areas. Most recently, Alan served Brazos County as the County Engineer. Successful projects requiring collaboration between citizens, the facility owner, design team, and construction team which serve to improve the quality of life in Texas communities provide Alan with great pride. He strives to bring diverse interest groups together into unified stakeholders with common visions and goals.

Alan Munger, P.E., CFM
Client Manager

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As one of the most highly regarded water resource professionals, John has more than 40 years of experience designing water and wastewater treatment and pumping facilities throughout North America. Specifically, he has provided project management, professional design, and client management for over 100 water and wastewater treatment facilities; large-scale public water supply well-fields; and hundreds of miles of water and wastewater pipelines.

An active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF), John has served on Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules committees assisting in the formulation of design criteria for water and wastewater systems across the State. He authored the new TCEQ Chapter 217 rules on wastewater pumping systems enacted in August 2008.

John Winkler, P.E.
Manager

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Aaron’s extensive experience is in designing water supply, treatment and distribution systems. As a Client Manager in Austin, he oversees the municipal water/wastewater group. He manages multiple water treatment and raw water pump station design, expansion, capacity re-rate, and rehabilitation projects and leads large and complex project teams. Aaron has established a reputation of combining a high level of technical knowledge with attention to detail, while continuously focusing on client service. Since 2013, he has served as the Water Quality and Technology Division Chair for the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association. 

Aaron Archer, P.E.
Client Manager

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As a Client Manager in Waco, Jacob is involved in master planning, conceptual design, project coordination, scheduling, cost estimating, preparation of engineering plans and specifications, regulatory agency approvals, public meetings, construction methodologies, bidding, construction administration, and subconsultant management. His projects include airport facilities, residential developments, institutional projects, sports facilities, and commercial facilities, as well as street, drainage, water, and wastewater improvement projects.
Jacob excels at managing teams of people, whether it is designers, surveyors, consultants, contractors, owner representatives, or regulatory agencies. He believes that relationships matter, and therefore, he works hard to maintain positive relationships with each party to facilitate expedient and successful solutions when challenges arise.

Jacob Bell, P.E. 
Client Manager

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Clark is a Client Manager in Waco and is involved in project coordination, scheduling, cost estimating, preparation of engineering plans and specifications, and developing design criteria and construction methodologies. His projects include water distribution and wastewater collection systems; municipal street and drainage improvement projects; county roadway and bridge projects; right-of-way acquisition; surveying; and master planning for many municipalities in Central Texas.

Clark Gauer, P.E.
Client Manager

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As a Client Manager in our Waco office, Kyle is involved in master planning, project coordination, construction administration, cost estimating, and preparation of engineering plans and specifications for municipal public works and water resource projects. He is currently the president of the Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.  

Kyle Schulze, P.E. 
Client Manager

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Kevin has lived and worked for the extent of his 40-plus year career in the Central Texas area. As Survey Manager, he directly supervises boundary surveys, easement preparation and acquisition, topographic surveys, and pipeline alignments throughout Texas. Kevin is responsible for scheduling the field operations and for the quality and accuracy of the work. He has a keen, professional knowledge of Texas land development laws as well as easement and boundary laws. In his long and notable career, Kevin has built a reputation of accuracy and timeliness while building personal and professional relationships with the community leaders. He is dedicated to personnel in his employ, his clients, and the community.

Kevin Hessel, R.P.L.S. 
Survey Manager

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After graduating from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville in 1997, Marty moved to the Waco area to begin his surveying career. He started on a field crew, advanced to survey technician, and is now a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. In 2018, Marty was named Survey Manager for our Bryan/College Station office. He is proficient in the latest surveying techniques and equipment, including Leica GPS and Leica Geo Office, as well as the latest AutoCad software for survey reduction. At Walker Partners, Marty sets an example of exemplary achievement and professionalism.

Marty Polk, R.P.L.S.
Survey Manager

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For more than 40 years, Lynn has performed land surveys throughout the state of Texas. His surveying career began in 1977 as a survey crewman and technician. Following, Lynn worked as a Party Chief, Senior Technician, and RPLS performing pipeline, oil/gas lease, and well placement surveys, along with preparing unit plats for filing with the Railroad Commission. Next, Lynn moved to Austin where was involved with many land development and municipal projects, working with clients while supervising survey crews and technicians.

As Survey Manager for Walker Partners’ Austin office, Lynn is responsible for the accuracy and quality of all work, manages and schedules survey personnel, coordinates with Project and Client Managers, and is the day-to-day contact with clients regarding survey matters.

Lynn Simpson, R.P.L.S.
Survey Manager

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Jed Walker, P.E.

President

Jed has over 30 years of civil engineering experience in the Central Texas area. Since moving to Waco in 1990, he has acted as project manager or director for more than 1000 projects. His clients include municipalities, industries, regional airports, and private developers. Jed’s reputation for building lifelong relationships and providing exceptional engineering and planning services to Central Texas municipalities is unparalleled. Jed founded Walker Partners on the basis that our clients are our partners, friends, and neighbors. “Our focus is on people and relationships, providing steadfast engineering services, and doing the right thing every chance we get!”

Vickey Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Vickey is from Shreveport, Louisiana and moved to Texas after graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Vickey joined Walker Partners as Chief Financial Officer one week after the doors opened in 2004 and is responsible for the company’s financial activities and directing human resources. 

Nancy Nichols

Chief Administrative Officer

Nancy’s career in the engineering and surveying industry began in 1998 and she has been with Walker Partners since 2004. Throughout her time in the industry, she has filled the roles of Administrative Assistant, Assistant Project Manager, and Business Development Manager. As Chief Administrative Office, Nancy serves as the Executive Assistant to the President, oversees marketing, and manages the administrative staff in all four office locations.

Otto Wiederhold, P.E.

Senior Vice President

Otto’s 40-plus year career encompasses hundreds of civil engineering projects throughout Central Texas. As Senior Vice President at Walker Partners, he leads diverse projects including wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, lift stations, ground storage tanks, elevated storage tanks and SCADA systems. He designs arterial thoroughfares, collector streets and roadways, trail systems, and hike and bike paths. For more than 15 years, Otto has acted as City Engineer for the City of Harker Heights. He developed water and wastewater master plans for the Cities of Harker Heights, Killeen, and Lampasas, and served as project manager for large diameter water and wastewater pipelines. Otto is passionate about municipal engineering and finds great satisfaction from seeing quality of life improvements that Walker Partners’ projects have upon communities. 

Joe Jenkins, P.E.

Senior Client Manager

Joe’s career began in the State’s Drinking Water Program at the Texas Department of Health. With over 30 years of experience, Joe brings a strong understanding of water and wastewater regulatory issues at the federal, state, and local levels. Having served on several State Advisory Committees, he is passionate about being a good steward for our water resources while striving to ensure that everyone has safe drinking water. Joe is Manager of Walker Partners’ Austin office where he has oversight of the personnel along with managing, planning and designing major local and regional water and wastewater treatment and infrastructure projects.

Alan Munger, P.E., CFM

Client Manager

With more than 30 years of civil engineering experience, Alan joined the Walker Partners Team in 2018 as Manager of our Bryan/College Station office. While at Texas A&M, he discovered that providing transportation solutions was the area of his greatest passion where he felt he could best serve the citizens of Texas. Alan has spent much of his career working in transportation engineering in the Greater Houston and greater Brazos County areas. Most recently, Alan served Brazos County as the County Engineer. Successful projects requiring collaboration between citizens, the facility owner, design team, and construction team which serve to improve the quality of life in Texas communities provide Alan with great pride. He strives to bring diverse interest groups together into unified stakeholders with common visions and goals.

John Winkler, P.E.

Manager

As one of the most highly regarded water resource professionals, John has more than 40 years of experience designing water and wastewater treatment and pumping facilities throughout North America. Specifically, he has provided project management, professional design, and client management for over 100 water and wastewater treatment facilities; large-scale public water supply well-fields; and hundreds of miles of water and wastewater pipelines.
An active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF), John has served on Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules committees assisting in the formulation of design criteria for water and wastewater systems across the State. He authored the new TCEQ Chapter 217 rules on wastewater pumping systems enacted in August 2008.

Aaron Archer, P.E.

Client Manager

Aaron’s extensive experience is in designing water supply, treatment and distribution systems. As a Client Manager in Austin, he oversees the municipal water/wastewater group. He manages multiple water treatment and raw water pump station design, expansion, capacity re-rate, and rehabilitation projects and leads large and complex project teams. Aaron has established a reputation of combining a high level of technical knowledge with attention to detail, while continuously focusing on client service. Since 2013, he has served as the Water Quality and Technology Division Chair for the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association. 

Kevin Hessel, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

Kevin has lived and worked for the extent of his 40-plus year career in the Central Texas area. As Survey Manager, he directly supervises boundary surveys, easement preparation and acquisition, topographic surveys, and pipeline alignments throughout Texas. Kevin is responsible for scheduling the field operations and for the quality and accuracy of the work. He has a keen, professional knowledge of Texas land development laws as well as easement and boundary laws. In his long and notable career, Kevin has built a reputation of accuracy and timeliness while building personal and professional relationships with the community leaders. He is dedicated to personnel in his employ, his clients, and the community.

Marty Polk, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

After graduating from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville in 1997, Marty moved to the Waco area to begin his surveying career. He started on a field crew, advanced to survey technician, and is now a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. In 2018, Marty was named Survey Manager for our Bryan/College Station office. He is proficient in the latest surveying techniques and equipment, including Leica GPS and Leica Geo Office, as well as the latest AutoCad software for survey reduction. At Walker Partners, Marty sets an example of exemplary achievement and professionalism.

Lynn Simpson, R.P.L.S.

Survey Manager

For more than 40 years, Lynn has performed land surveys throughout the state of Texas. His surveying career began in 1977 as a survey crewman and technician. Following, Lynn worked as a Party Chief, Senior Technician, and RPLS performing pipeline, oil/gas lease, and well placement surveys, along with preparing unit plats for filing with the Railroad Commission. Next, Lynn moved to Austin where was involved with many land development and municipal projects, working with clients while supervising survey crews and technicians.
As Survey Manager for Walker Partners’ Austin office, Lynn is responsible for the accuracy and quality of all work, manages and schedules survey personnel, coordinates with Project and Client Managers, and is the day-to-day contact with clients regarding survey matters.

Jacob Bell, P.E.

Client Manager

As a Client Manager in Waco, Jacob is involved in master planning, conceptual design, project coordination, scheduling, cost estimating, preparation of engineering plans and specifications, regulatory agency approvals, public meetings, construction methodologies, bidding, construction administration, and subconsultant management. His projects include airport facilities, residential developments, institutional projects, sports facilities, and commercial facilities, as well as street, drainage, water, and wastewater improvement projects.
Jacob excels at managing teams of people, whether it is designers, surveyors, consultants, contractors, owner representatives, or regulatory agencies. He believes that relationships matter, and therefore, he works hard to maintain positive relationships with each party to facilitate expedient and successful solutions when challenges arise.

Clark Gauer, P.E.

Client Manager

Clark is a Client Manager in Waco and is involved in project coordination, scheduling, cost estimating, preparation of engineering plans and specifications, and developing design criteria and construction methodologies. His projects include water distribution and wastewater collection systems; municipal street and drainage improvement projects; county roadway and bridge projects; right-of-way acquisition; surveying; and master planning for many municipalities in Central Texas.

Kyle Schulze, P.E.

Client Manager

As a Client Manager in our Waco office, Kyle is involved in master planning, project coordination, construction administration, cost estimating, and preparation of engineering plans and specifications for municipal public works and water resource projects. He is currently the president of the Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.