Director of Agricultural Engineering
As the director of agricultural engineering for Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC), Brian Severin works closely with our agricultural compliance and engineering team, guiding strategy and opportunity development. Creating designs that work with client operation strategies to achieve goals is something Brian is very passionate about. He specializes in bioreactors, saturated buffers and other edge-of-field practices. Brian also works with our sustainability risk management team on the development and implementation of sustainable continuous improvement plans (SCIP), energy audits, life cycle assessments and more.
Prior to joining the SEC team in May 2021, Brian worked for USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as an area engineer. He provided conservation planning, engineering technical assistance, and agency leadership to the farmers and ranchers of southeast Kansas. During his tenure, Brian planned, designed, and applied a diverse range of engineering practices, including livestock waste management systems, wetland restoration projects, livestock and irrigation ponds, livestock watering systems, and in-field conservation practices.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in biological and agricultural engineering and a secondary major in natural resources and environmental sciences from Kansas State University. He has been professionally licensed as an engineer in the state of Kansas since 2011.
Brian enjoys spending time with his family as well as fishing, camping, and hiking. As a native Kansan and sports enthusiast, he is often found watching and attending K-State, Royals and Chiefs sporting events.
"Growing up in a rural community, I have always had an interest in agriculture. That interest developed into a career passion for helping those at the heart of our agricultural system. It is a rewarding experience to develop engineering solutions meeting a producer’s operational and environmental goals."