Ellis Beckwith

Class of 2008 |
  • Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
Engineering , Civil Engineering
Where are they now
Senior Civil Engineer, KPFF Special Projects Division
Portrait of Ellis Beckwith


Degree: Civil Engineering - 2008

Current Work: Ellis is a Senior Civil Engineer at KPFF Special Projects Division and has several years of experience in civil engineering design on multi-disciplinary port, waterfront, and industrial site development focusing on planning, phasing, civil utilities analysis and industrial stormwater treatment. He is experienced managing small internal teams to large multi-disciplined teams responsible for full-service project development.

Briefly describe one of your more interesting projects or assignments to date: An interesting, albeit small, project I worked on was fuel tank replacement study for King County International Airport (Boeing Field). I was the lead on designing and comparing alternatives for the replacement of an above ground fuel tank within FAA regulated space. This included developing alternative layouts, analyzing turning movements for county vehicles, sanitary sewer design, storm water design, minor grading and paving, estimating and preparing a report for the client.

Briefly describe a notable memory from your days at Carroll: Running out onto the field with my brothers at Nelson Stadium on a sunny Saturday to a wild Carroll crowd is something I will never forget.

A piece of advice for prospective Carroll engineering students: Get involved with the student chapter of ASCE as soon as possible. You will meet new people outside of your dorm, and you'll have opportunities to work on fun and challenging project like the concrete canoe.