About Us

Joseph W. Shehan, president, is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  Mr. Shehan and his team have over 70 years of combined experience in the civil engineering consultant business and are committed to providing consultation in a professional and timely manner.  They have done civil engineering work for private developers, municipal clients, institutional clients, and government agencies.  They have worked on development, commercial, and residential projects, erosion control, drainage, paving projects, water supply, water treatment and distribution, and the collection and treatment of sanitary sewer.

WTAMU Pedestrian Mall - Buffalo Fountain

WTAMU Pedestrian Mall – Buffalo Fountain

Land Development – Site Work

Potable Water Sanitary Sewer

Paving Erosion/ Drainage

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JSE is an ethical company you can trust to provide excellent work.


We strive to use the most cost effective approach to all projects.


We are responsive to the needs of our clients and strive to adapt to the ever changing needs of our clients throughout the life of the project.

The above video features the main drainage channel constructed in The Colonies subdivision along Continental Parkway in the median. The channel was designed to keep storm sewer installation costs down and provide retention in larger rain events.  The channel contains a 24 inch pipe running down the center the length of the channel. It collects runoff from nuisance water and minor storm events and flow from the surrounding Colonies storm sewer connected to it, including pipes larger than 24 inch.  The channel is 80 feet wide and has a compound cross section which includes a triangular section at the bottom and a trapezoidal top section.  It is designed to convey the 100 year storm event (1%).  The flowline of the channel contains a series of positive and negative sloped segments (sawtooth) in which area grate inlets are installed at the low points.  The inlets also act as an intersection point for the surrounding storm sewers to connect.  Long positive surface flowline runs are lined with concrete to prevent erosion. 

          When a storm event begins, the minor storm runoff will be conveyed to the inlets and into the 24 inch storm below the channel.  The 24 inch is also collecting any minor storm from the surrounding storm sewers connected to it.  As the storm intensity increases, the area inlets will begin to alternate between collecting inflow and allowing surrounding storm sewer flow to bubble up thru the inlets to the surface creating a “burping” effect.  As the inlets become inundated and can no longer handle the increased storm runoff, the stormwater runoff in the ditch will begin to collect in each basin created by the high points situated between the inlets.  The basins provide a retention area for the runoff to collect and rise until it breaches the next downstream high point in the channel flowline and flows downstream to the next area inlet.  As this process on the surface continues, the 24 inch storm below is flowing full downstream to the next inlet box. This action continues for each inlet as the flow proceeds downstream until it reaches the final area inlet box, which then ties into a storm sewer that outfalls into McDonald Lake. In the event that storm sewer has reached capacity, the entire channel is designed to act as a retention pond until the hydraulic grade line breaches a high point in Coulter Street and flows overland into the McDonald Lake.  Finally, the perimeter of the channel contains a lighted concrete hiking trail that allows ADA accessibility and pedestrian junction points at each street intersection, including a pedestrian bridge and benches.

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Canyon East Development

Land Development – Services include Design Surveying, Water Utilities, Sewer Utilities, Street paving, Construction observation, Lot Corner Staking, Construction staking and development, and coordination with the City of Canyon as necessary.

Private Residence

Drainage and Paving

City of Farwell – Ground Storage Tank and Booster Station

Project consists of a 60,000-gallon ground storage tank and a 250-500 gallon per minute booster station.  This project allows wells in the well field to run more efficiently and provides storage and pumping capacity to move water from the well field into the City.  Well pumps are controlled by levels in the ground storage tank.  Booster pumps are controlled by levels in ground storage tanks in town.  Chlorination of the well water occurs in town before the water enters the distribution system.

The Colonies

Land Development – Prepare Drainage report, Grading Layout, Water Layout, Sewer Layout with storm sewer and inlets, Paving Layout, Coordination with the City of Amarillo as necessary, and Construction oversight as needed.