Sean G. Walsh, P.E., M.ASCE
2014 New Faces of Civil Engineering - Professionals Honoree
Walsh is a Project Geotechnical Engineer with Eustis Engineering Services, LLC in St. Metairie, LA. Eustis Engineering was instrumental in the revitalization of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina by designing many of the levees and flood walls surrounding the city.
An active volunteer with Engineers Without Borders, Walsh recently provided engineering services with the United Nations Development Program- Habitat. As a part of “Habitat”, Walsh travelled to Banda Aceh, Indonesia-an area devastated after the Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami-to provide civil engineering guidance on the city’s waste management plans.
Walsh began his volunteer work with EWB in 2009, and shortly thereafter became the project manager of the Matunda Health Center Water Project. The health center was the only accessible health facility serving a Kenyan town of 20,000 residents that had unknowingly relied on contaminated water for cleaning medical instruments and treating patients. While working full time and earning his master’s degree as a part time student, Walsh managed the technical design, construction, and overall completion of the center’s first potable water system which ultimately led to substantially increasing the center’s ability to treat patients.
Walsh earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.