Walt Nickel

Department Manager

“I’ve had an affinity for building things and problem solving even before I could write. I have strong memories of drawing things I wanted to build, and giving those drawings to my father – a cabinetmaker – so he could get me the pieces of wood needed. I still have that affinity and get excited about solving a client’s problems in unique and efficient ways.” – Walt Nickel

Get to know Walt, our civil craftsman! He speaks through the works of his hands. Walt is the Civil Design Department Manager. He has 32 years of experience providing a wide range of civil engineering services to local governmental authorities and land developers. He earned his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University.

Cool Projects: The Sweetwater Branch Sheetflow Restoration Project here in Gainesville remains at the top of my list. Its multi-disciplinary elements enabled me to work with other associates and team members across disciplines, and I am most proud of the ecological benefit it presents to the community. Not only does it clean stormwater before entering Paynes Prairie and the Alachua Sink, it’s also a park with over three miles of walking trails. I highly recommend a visit; it is truly a sight to see. Over 40 Jones Edmunds staff had a role in its design – great teamwork focused on delivering a unique and exciting project!

Fun Facts: My neighbors dubbed me Noah, because I am pretty crafty with my hands. I once spent seven months building a cedar-strip kayak in my garage. I find purpose in bringing ideas to fruition.

Walt Nickel

Department Manager

“I’ve had an affinity for building things and problem solving even before I could write. I have strong memories of drawing things I wanted to build, and giving those drawings to my father – a cabinetmaker – so he could get me the pieces of wood needed. I still have that affinity and get excited about solving a client’s problems in unique and efficient ways.” – Walt Nickel

Get to know Walt, our civil craftsman! He speaks through the works of his hands. Walt is the Civil Design Department Manager. He has 32 years of experience providing a wide range of civil engineering services to local governmental authorities and land developers. He earned his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University.

Cool Projects: The Sweetwater Branch Sheetflow Restoration Project here in Gainesville remains at the top of my list. Its multi-disciplinary elements enabled me to work with other associates and team members across disciplines, and I am most proud of the ecological benefit it presents to the community. Not only does it clean stormwater before entering Paynes Prairie and the Alachua Sink, it’s also a park with over three miles of walking trails. I highly recommend a visit; it is truly a sight to see. Over 40 Jones Edmunds staff had a role in its design – great teamwork focused on delivering a unique and exciting project!

Fun Facts: My neighbors dubbed me Noah, because I am pretty crafty with my hands. I once spent seven months building a cedar-strip kayak in my garage. I find purpose in bringing ideas to fruition.