The Seagull PME water group provides project management, engineering, and technical consulting services for local, state, federal and international clients. Our focus is sustainable and high quality project results, with superior client service.

We support the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of water systems and bring a detailed understanding of the project lifecycle and long-term resilience and sustainability. ​

We are also a minority-owned small business and a dedicated partner to help clients meet project goals while exceeding expectations for quality and responsiveness.

Key Water Team Members

Seagull PME includes a highly qualified team of engineers, scientists, project managers, GIS / CAD professionals, and

other technical and support staff.  Our service and technical leads include:

Gian Villarreal

Gian Villarreal

PE, CFM, ENV SP, Principal

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Mr. Villarreal is the Principal of the Seagull PME Water Services Division with over 20 years of experience in water resources, water quality, water supply, and wastewater. An experienced Project and Program Manager that has managed large flood control, water quality, and water supply planning and design projects.

Rose Sobel

Rose Sobel

PhD, PE, Water Resources Lead

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Dr. Sobel is the Water Resources Lead for the Houston area. She is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 10 years of experience. She provides expertise with nature-based solutions, H&H and water quality modeling, holistic watershed planning, FEMA programs, MS4 permits, TMDLs, flood planning, GIS and source water protection.

Becca Oliver

Becca Oliver

CPESC, Permitting & Water Science

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Ms. Oliver is the Senior Scientist for the Water Services Division with over 7 years of experience in the environmental field with a primary focus on regulatory compliance. She specializes on regulatory compliance with experience in program areas such as SWPPP, MS4 programs, SPCC, BMP inspections, and wastewater discharge permits. She also has an extensive
sampling background ranging from groundwater and stormwater to wastewater and landfills.

Frank DesRoches

Frank DesRoches

PE, Civil Engineering Lead

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Mr. DesRoches has been working in the Civil Engineering field since 1998. He has overseen facility planning, design, and construction administration of numerous private and public projects. His broad experience in civil engineering and water resources includes design, site planning, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of manmade and natural waterways, floodplain modeling, FEMA mapping, detention systems, and water quality basin design.

Ramin Baghbani

Ramin Baghbani

H&H Modeling

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Mr. Baghbani is an associate engineer who has over 8 years of experience with H&H, water quality, and coastal modeling. Mr. Baghbani is currently finishing his PhD in engineering while working full time with Seagull PME. He has extensive experience with many different types of software, including WASP, AD-CIRC, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SWMM Civil 3D, Water GEMS, EFDC, and EPANET.

Will Garde

Will Garde

PE, Integrated + International Water Management Lead

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Mr. Garde is a licensed professional engineer, with expertise and leadership in hydraulic modeling, water supply planning, water treatment, facility construction and source water protection. His professional and academic experience extends into water security, environmental stewardship, project management and construction management. He has developed, led, and executed key projects in Texas, Ethiopia, and Central America. He works closely with numerous state and federal agencies to find innovative solutions to complex problems while remaining within tight project constraints.

Providing Sustainable & High Quality Project Results With A Focus On Customer Service.

Seagull PME has a knowledgeable and experienced team that delivers exceptional engineering and technical services. Please reach out with any questions or to discuss how we can help.

Servicing Areas:

Texas – North Carolina – California – International

Our Certifications

Seagull PME is a trusted and reliable partner to help meet your project objectives. In addition, we can help our clients and partners meet small, disadvantaged business goals and requirements.


– Small Business Administration 8a Certification

– US Department of Transportation / Texas Unified Certification Program / Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)  – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

– City of Austin – Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

– City of Houston – Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

– South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)
     – Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
     – Hispanic American Business Enterprise (HABE)
     – Emerging Small Business Enterprise (ESBE)
     – Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

– Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

Registrations & Pre-Certifications:

Envision Qualified Company (Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure)

Registered Engineering Firm (Texas)

TxDOT (Pre-Certifications):

– 2.5.1 Geological Assessment for Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone

– 10.1.1 Hydrologic Studies

– 10.2.1 Roadway Hydraulic Design

– 10.8.1 FEMA Regulations and Permits

– 11.4.1 Environmental Inspections