Ian P. Sharp

Project Engineer/Manager

Phone: 520.623.3112 Ext. 304
JEF Office: Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85705
Ph: 520.623.3112
Fax: 520.623.3130


Watershed and Geologic Science




Ian is a water resource engineer with experience in nearly all aspects of drainage analysis and design.  He has worked on small scale floodplain use permit projects, roadway design, FEMA map revisions, flood mitigation designs, and large scale basin management studies.  Some of his current project include a boat ramp design at Arivaca Lake, a basin design project near Bullhead City, a River Master Plan along the Santa Cruz River, and many two-dimensional flow modeling projects. 

Ian has prepared HEC-RAS for models for many small streams throughout the state along with large streams such as the Santa Cruz River, the Big Wash, and the Rillito Creek.  Sediment transport studies include small, localized analyses as well as detailed HEC-6 analyses.  Ian was previously involved with a joint project between the U of A, JE Fuller, and the Pima County Regional Flood Control District where four sediment transport models were calibrated against an assessment that Ian prepared on the Rillito Creek following recent flooding and massive sedimentation.   

Ian is proficient in AutoCAD/Civil3D, ArcView, HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-1, and FLO-2D.  

Ian is a fourth generation Arizonan who grew up on a family farm.  When away from work, Ian can be found with his feet up next to the RV, engaging in home renovation projects, serving in his local church, and just being a family man. 

Ian is currently serving as the District 4 representative to the Pima County Flood Control District Advisory Committee.

Professional Registrations/Certifications

Professional Engineer, Arizona
Certified Floodplain Manager

Academic Background

B.S., Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona, May 2000