Jeffrey Wilson, P.E.

Founder, Past President

Mr. Wilson founded the company in 1985 and led it until transferring ownership to John Hollatz in 2018. He is a licensed professional engineer in both Alaska and in California.

Jeff's background includes planning, design, permitting and project management for a variety of public and private clients, and his personal experience includes Project Management, Inspections, Testing, Planning, and Coordination on over $400,000,000 of Juneau and Southeast Alaska construction projects –every project the firm has been called to oversee. This experience includes both project and construction phase engineering services. Projects have included hospitals, universities, public schools, parking garages, airport terminals, aquatic facilities, airport taxiway and runway projects; reservoirs; pump stations; subdivisions; commercial buildings, pile supported docks, retaining walls, sheet piles, large earthworks, erosion control, sewer, water, and storm sewer systems, roadway reconstruction, bridges, rock quarries, dredging, and rock blasting controls.

This construction diversity has led to the firm’s unique problem solving skills and the ability to successfully deal with owners, designers, contractors, and public and private sector agencies. Mr. Wilson has gained long-term experience in Southeast Alaska with local weather patterns, shipping and scheduling constraints, construction methods & techniques, building codes, permits, technical specifications, contract documents, cost estimates, and conditions assessments on his several hundred public and private construction projects.

Jeff particularly enjoys starting up and organizing a large, complex civil or architectural project. He likes working with staff, clients, design teams, and contractors early to ensure that the project gets off on the right foot. "In 35 years of experience, I have seen too many projects that are not organized or set up for success. It is very important to set up each team member's roles, lines of communication, documentation, and project responsibilities and expectations early."

Standing in front of a finished project that everyone has worked together on and everyone is satisfied with when finished provides an immense sense of satisfaction and of having done right by future generations who will benefit from it.

involved with the public processes. "I go to Assembly meetings and vote. I try to make Juneau a better place than when I started. I feel good about where Juneau is going and am proud to have been a small part of its success."

Jeff enjoys being outdoors and everything Southeast offers: sailing, skiing, diving, kayaking, hiking, photography, gardening, building, friends and family, politics, the arts, touristing, the glacier and the mountains and wildlife. "It is all good here."

  • Licensed Civil Engineer - Alaska CE 1985, California CE 1983
  • B.S.C.E. - 1979, California State University, Sacramento
  • Certified to conduct Special Inspections for Structural Steel and Concrete
  • Nuclear Density Gauge operation certified.

Mr. Wilson is on the Board of Directors of three local businesses, past Chair of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, member of the CBJ Lands Committee, member of the CBJ Building Code Board of Appeals, and has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1985. He volunteers engineering work in the Tenakee Springs area for many of their public works projects, and Wilson Engineering donates to many of our local non-profits and sports teams throughout the year.

The Wilson family are long-time supporters of AWARE, the Glory Hole, St. Vincent DePaul transitional housing, JAHC, SEACC, and the Discovery Foundation, and always look forward to annual city litter cleanup days.

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