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WSP Grows Florida Water Practice with Three Industry Experts

Strategic additions to the water team further strengthen the firm’s expertise to provide effective and resilient solutions to support water infrastructure needs statewide.

MIAMI — WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, added three accomplished engineers to its water team in Florida, further establishing itself as a leader and resource for resilient and sustainable water solutions statewide.

Luis Soto, PE, joined the firm as senior vice president, senior water resource engineer in Miami; Jason Johnson, PE, as senior vice president, Miami water team leader; and Michael Scullion, PE, BCEE, DBIA, as vice president, Orlando water team leader.

“Luis, Jason and Mike each bring extensive knowledge, talent and experience to our team of dedicated professionals who are actively engaged in rewriting the blueprint of the Sunshine State’s future,” said Christine Mehle, vice president and WSP’s Florida water lead. “As the fastest-growing state in the country, with a population projected to reach 26 million by 2030, WSP’s water services, solutions and bold ideas have never been more necessary.”

Luis Soto, PE

Soto’s career spans more than four decades of civil engineering expertise in Florida. He previously served as acting city engineer, assistant city engineer, chief design engineer, and lead design engineer for both the City of Miami Beach and Lee County.

An expert in implementing adaptation measures in urban communities to mitigate the effects of sea level rise projections and higher rainfall, Soto’s extensive background also includes:

  • planning, design and successful execution of stormwater management systems,
  • water supply projects,
  • wastewater infrastructure,
  • transportation initiatives, and
  • site development for public and private enterprises.

Soto provides technical leadership to the firm’s South Florida water team to ensure that all technical deliverables and programs meet or exceed industry standards. He oversees compliance with all local, state and federal environmental and safety regulations, and serves as a mentor for the project team.

Soto earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in water resources from City College of New York.

Jason Johnson, PE

Johnson partners with WSP teams throughout the state to strengthen the firm’s ability to deliver comprehensive solutions for water infrastructure and climate resiliency statewide. 

His 30-year career in combined stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure design and construction includes strategic planning; innovative solutions for addressing emerging issues like climate resiliency; energy efficiency for operation of water and wastewater systems; and utility optimization.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University and mentors underrepresented groups about opportunities available within the water industry.

Michael Scullion, PE

Scullion is responsible for strategic planning efforts and developing creative project delivery strategies. He has more than 18 years of experience working on water projects across Florida and leading more than 300 projects.

His wide-ranging experience includes master planning, grant funding development and permitting, design, program management and construction. As a longtime Florida resident, Scullion fully understands the state’s water needs and goals.

Scullion earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the Ohio State University.

With 13 offices in Florida and 839 employees representing multiple disciplines, the firm is partnering with clients on some of the most complex projects in the state, including: Franklin-98 Living Shoreline Restoration, Apalachicola Bay; the NASA Causeway Bridge, Brevard County; mechanical-electrical-plumbing design for HCA Florida Healthcare’s all-electric hospital, Gainesville; low-carbon shore power innovations for Carnival Cruise Lines terminal operations at PortMiami; I-95 Express design-build; program and construction management for the South Florida Water Management District C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area in the Everglades; and design of the Polk Regional Water Cooperative’s wellfield and injection well system. To learn about career opportunities in water and other markets, visit wsp.com.

About WSP in the U.S.

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering, environment and professional services firms. Recognized in 2023 on TIME’s list of the world’s best companies and Fortune’s Change the World list, WSP is driving social impact and commitment to ESG. WSP in the U.S. brings together engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals who are dedicated to collaborate in the best interests of serving local communities. WSP designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With approximately 14,000 employees in 300 offices across the U.S., WSP partners with its clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com