Dr. Frank C Mbachu, PE, DEE


FCM-Engineers, PC.

  • Registered Professional Engineer - Ohio, Wisconsin, and Texas


  • B.S., University of Detroit
  • M.S. Marquette University
  • Ph D., Cleveland State University


  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Society of American Military Engineers

Dr. Mbachu has been responsible for water supply studies, wastewater studies, on-site facility evaluations, process alternative evaluations for water and wastewater treatment plants, hydraulic analysis and drainage design of storm sewer systems, roadway design, variety of detailed water and wastewater process design assignments. This includes the drainage concept and design of drainage system first flush runoff including environmental stations for New Cargo Facility and Terminal B & C. Other experiences include operation and maintenance manuals, environmental impact statements, combined sewer overflow (CSO) studies, hydraulic analysis of CSO structures, on-site performance evaluation of wastewater treatment plants and construction management of wastewater facilities. He has participated in hazardous waste site evaluation and remedial measures; and numerous value engineering studies and constructability reviews. Dr. Mbachu has participated in Construction Management of various water and wastewater treatment facilities and other public works projects.

Dr. Mbachu’s Design and Construction Management Experience includes:

  • Design and project management of Bellaire Blvd. Reconstruction from FM 1464 to San Pablo including two Bridge and Drainage System.
  • Design and project management of Paving of West Little York from Wheatley to T.C. Jester
  • Design and project management of S. Post Oak Pavement and Drainage from Beltway 8 to fm2234
  • Design and project management of Fort Bend Parkway Extension Under HWY 6 Ramps A & B Drainage System ad Detention
  • Design and project management of Historic Dowling Street Reconstruction from I-45 to SH 288
  • Design and project management of Beechnut Reconstruction from Kirkwood to Wilcrest.
  • Design and project management of Kirkwyn/Sagemont Park Drainage Improvements.
  • Design and project management of East Water Purification Plant (EWPP) sludge handling facilities.
  • Principal-in-charge, ORCA/HNTB Infrastructure Assessment of Southeast Texas – 2009. Assessments included Smith, Cherokee, Rusk, Nacogdoches, Angelina, Newton, Jasper, Tyler, San Jacinto, Hardin, Liberty, Orange, Jefferson, Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda Counties
  • Project Director, Harris County Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) Damage Assessment (Hurricane Ike) -2008
  • Project Manager and Design Services for New Air Cargo Infrastructure water, sanitary sewer, and drainage system design including environmental station. IAH (560).
  • Project Manager and design services for Terminal B & C North Ramp Expansion IAH (555) including environmental station.
  • Project Manager – Terminal A Phase III Improvements IAH (539B) consisting of edge lighting, duct banks and signage and double forcemain QC review.
  • Conducted utility inventory and future projection requirements for utilities for Hobby Airport Master Plan.
  • Project Manager – Development of Standards, guidelines and standard details for City of Houston including rehabilitation standards.
  • Owner Representative assuring quality for Toledo waterways Initiative Program.
  • Design and Project Management of Almeda Road Reconstruction, Houston, Texas.
  • Design and Project Management of Deats Road Reconstruction from I – 45 to GH and HRR, Galveston, Texas.
  • Design and Project Management of Market Street Reconstruction from Lockwood to North Wayside, Houston, Texas.
  • Design and Project Management of Roadway Expansion and Parking Lot Expansion, Tomball College.
  • Design and Project Management of Parking Lots, University of Houston Parking Lot Development Program.
  • Conducted design and constructability reviews for various sewer system projects, lift stations and wet weather facilities for Greater Houston Wastewater Program.
  • Designed the Chlorine Feed System for a 40 MGD WWTP, Canton, Ohio.
  • Design and preparation various water, wastewater treatment plant and collection system O&M Manuals including Northwest WWTP, Houston, Texas.
  • Evaluation of alternative collection system for South Ridge/Houston Garden unserved area.
  • Design of WWTP unit processes, collection systems and storm water inline storage facilities.
  • Design of Nitrification Lime System and evaluation of Nitrification Air System for the Blue Plains WWTP, Washington, D.C.
  • Managed the construction of the 16.1 MGD Dry Run Pump Station Youngstown WWTP, Youngstown, Ohio, centrifuge dewatering facilities at Detroit WWTP and deep tunneling at Toledo, Ohio
  • Managed and conducted WWTP performance evaluation for Woodville WWTP Texas and Homestead WWTP Houston, Texas
  • Conducted lead and copper sampling program and pilot plant lead loop test for the City of Richmond, Virginia water supply to satisfy the EPA final lead and copper rule.
  • Performed Various Collection System design and WWTP Studies for Milwaukee Water Pollution Abatement Program.
  • Detroit WWTP Studies to evaluate the performance of clarifier center feed to peripheral feed in settling of sludge