Brian Becker

Brian Becker

Brian’s extensive 35-year background in dam engineering was gained in positions with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). A specialist in dam safety and risk assessment and management, he served as the USBR’s Dam Safety Chief and is a current U.S. delegate to the International Commission on Large Dams’ Committee on Dam Safety. In dam-safety decision-making roles for over two decades, Brian was responsible for risk management decisions on more than 250 large dams within the USBR’s inventory and provided direct oversight for over 25 dam modification projects.

His background includes leading the Joint Federal Dam Safety Risk Management Workgroup that developed and published the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety Risk Management (FEMA P-1025) and leading the USBR through development and publication of its Dam Safety Public Protection Guidelines (draft 2011).



Senior Dam Engineer


BS, Civil Engineering, North Dakota State University


Barr Engineering Co.
Capitol Center Building
225 E 16th Ave, Floor 5, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: +1 720-408-0586