Eric Zickler, PE


MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
BS, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


Registered Professional Civil Engineer, California
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional

Eric has dedicated his career to providing sustainable and cost effective infrastructure solutions for public and private clients at scales ranging from individual building sites to major cities. He has successfully applied these solutions throughout California, the US, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America over the past eighteen years.  Eric is the Principal-in-charge for community infrastructure at Lotus Water.  His experience working for large public-sector clients includes design, planning, program development, regulatory compliance support, and technical review related to stormwater and wastewater infrastructure.  For the last several years, Eric has been working closely with Seattle, San Francisco, and other City agencies on developing long-term capital plans that deliver multiple benefits.  This includes providing key support in the development and application of multiple models for green infrastructure capital project prioritization in Seattle and San Francisco, such as SFPUC’s Triple Bottom Line evaluation tool and King County’s Green Infrastructure Viable Project Evaluation Tool.  Through his role in capital planning and his work on Bay Area waterfront design and planning projects—such as his program management role for the Port of San Francisco and his involvement in Resilient By Design in San Mateo County—Eric has been actively involved in developing design criteria to respond to climate change, flooding, and sea level rise.  Eric has a long history of stormwater program development and is the lead for Phase 2 of SFPUC’s alternative compliance program, including fee-in-lieu, offsite mitigation, and stormwater credit trading.