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Roshan Pokhrel, P.E.
Project Engineer
Texas Water Development Board
Austin, Texas

Mr. Pokhrel has five years of experience in the utility industry. He has a master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Currently, he is working as a Project Engineer in the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). Before joining the TWDB, he worked as an Engineer at the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Roshan's professional interests include working in the water and wastewater sectors, analyzing data, and providing expert testimony. In his free time, Roshan enjoys playing and watching soccer, travelling, hiking, and trying different foods.

Professional Experience:

Project Engineer, Texas Water Development Board        >>            Feb 2023  -   Present

Review applications for financial assistance and advise applicants on Board requirements per the different funding programs and make recommendations on eligibility for funding and project approval.

Perform technical analysis and engineering evaluation of engineering reports, facility plans, construction plans, specifications, construction schedules, contracts, change orders to ensure Board funded projects comply with rules, design criteria, and acceptable engineering practices.

Monitor project schedules and budgets. Perform associated database entry.

Conduct onsite observation to monitor the progress of the construction of water and wastewater facilities for compliance with Board rules and specifications.

Serve as a contract manager and monitor contract schedules, requirements, terms, and conditions; review eligibility and approve payment requests.

Coordinates with various federal and state agencies like TCEQ and EPA regarding projects and programs.

Engineer, Public Utility Commission of Texas             >>           Dec 2018  -   Feb 2023

Prepared technical reports, testimonies, and memoranda supporting the staff conclusions regarding the merits of various water and sewer applications seeking relief from the commission.

Reviewed water and sewer utility rates, Certificate and Convenience and Necessity, Sale Transfer Merger, and Streamlined Expedited Release applications and petitions pursuant to the procedural schedule set forth by an ALJ and provided recommendations that are in public interest.

Worked on rate design and estimate pertaining to water and sewerage. Provided recommendation on just and reasonable rates to be charged to the public.

Conducted water and sewer utility depreciation studies. Provided recommendations on annual depreciation, accumulated depreciation, and net plant to calculate rate base.

Undertook operation and maintenance (O&M) studies. Provided recommendations on the expenses related to engineering services, repairs, capital improvement plans, and maintenance.

Participated in utility rate settlement negotiations.

Assisted the commission in policy-making and form-developing projects. Provided technical assistance and clarified the Commission rules to the public as necessary.


Master's in Civil Engineering   >>     2016 - 2018

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bachelor's in Civil Engineering    > >     2010 - 2014

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Relevant Course Work

Water Supply Engineering, Water Chemistry, GIS in Water Resource Engineering, Open Channel Hydraulics, Hydrology, Surface Water Quality Modeling, Hydropower Engineering, Physical-Chemical Water Treatment, Biological Wastewater Treatment, Data Driven Decision Making


Professional Engineer (P.E.),     State of Texas,     #144733

Class A Civil Engineer,    Nepal Engineering Council,     #10772

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