Shaw joins Black & Veatch’s Houston office


Dr. Andrew Shaw

Dr. Andrew Shaw, a Black & Veatch water and wastewater expert, is relocating to the firm’s Houston Regional Office and will focus on leading efforts in nutrient removal, sustainability and wastewater reuse. Shaw, a global practice and technology leader and associate vice president, will help meet project needs for Black & Veatch’s clients in the expanding Texas wastewater treatment sector.

Shaw’s engineering career spans more than 25 years of consulting globally in the wastewater business. He joined Black & Veatch in 2001 and has been successful in a wide range of projects. This includes planning, design and operations of treatment facilities, advancing the use of process modeling and development of wastewater technologies. He is also an expert in wastewater plant optimization approaches.

He serves as chair of the Water Environment Federation’s Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee (MRRDC), which is involved in programs and technical information on the advancement of municipal wastewater treatment design practices. Shaw also is chair of several International Water Association task groups and committees in areas such as computer modeling and water life-cycle assessments.

Shaw was process lead for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, wastewater master plan. This included selection of the most appropriate technology and investigating future treatment requirements including nutrient removal in conjunction with the collection system for the city across multiple sites. He also served as process specialist in implementing phosphorus recovery at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant in Chicago. The Stickney plant is the largest wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the world and serves 2.3 million people.

Shaw also has significant international experience including his role as the lead wastewater process engineer for the iconic Deep Tunnel Sewerage System phase 2 (DTSS2) in Singapore. In this project, pump stations and treatment plants are being consolidated into a deep tunnel collection system, single pump station and a new state-of-the-art membrane bioreactor (MBR) plant treating over 200 million gallons per day of “used water” in order to produce “NEWater” for reuse.

Shaw earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with environmental protection from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. Recently, he earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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