Jesse Waldrip, P.E.

Senior Structural Engineer

Jesse Waldrip manages and participates in many design projects, site inspections, and feasibility studies. His engineering responsibilities include design, inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation of steel, concrete, and wood structures relating to the hydroelectric industry. He has managed and performed engineering design for a variety of hydropower projects with such structures including dams, powerhouses, intakes, trash racks and rakes, gates, penstocks, retaining walls, flashboards, inflatable rubber dams, and fish passage facilities. He has been involved in the study, costing, design, construction and testing of numerous fishway projects including steeppass fishways, denil ladder fishways, vertical slot fishways, fish elevators, natural fishways, eel ladders, and downstream fish passage facilities.

B.S. Civil Engineering, Auburn University
Licensed Professional Engineer in Maine, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Alabama


What is your favorite sports team?

College Football - Auburn Tigers!

What hobbies do you enjoy?

Swimming, Basketball, Softball, Fishing, Home Improvements

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

Miyo's - Asian cuisine - located in Lexington, SC. Favorite meal: Hot & Sour Soup, Crab Wontons, Chef's Choice Sushi/Sashimi Combination Plate.

If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?

Spending quality time with my wife and daughters.

What is your favorite quote?

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."