Our Team

Grant Besse, M.S., P.E.


Grant’s career experience began with his work as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he developed his passion for Coastal Engineering. Upon earning his Masters of Science degree, Grant moved to private consulting, working on site civil design for commercial and subdivision projects. He also further developed his skills in Hydrologics/Hydraulics Engineering, performing multiple studies for local municipalities to determine potential improvements to flood mitigation systems and completing a broad range of projects around water and sewerage, roadways and drainage, and floodplain engineering.

Grant brings a specialized skill set in H&H, floodplain and coastal engineering, along with deep experience in design, planning, and analysis. He joins our Engineering team as a Professional Engineer.


Areas of Expertise

  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis & Reporting
  • Development Design, Planning and Permitting
  • Project Management
  • Fluid Dynamic Modeling

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), President, Acadiana Branch
  • Louisiana Engineering Society


  • Sakib, S et al., Sediment transport simulation and design optimization of a novel marsh shoreline protection technology using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, International Journal of Sediment Research,
  • Besse, G., Sakib, S., Gang, D. & Hayes, D. 2018. Performance Characterization of a novel marsh shoreline protection technology: The Wave Suppression and Sediment Collection (WSSC) system. Ocean Eng. 154, 216-225.
  • Sakib, S., Gang, D., Besse, G., Tang, B., McCoy, N. & Hayes, D. 2018. Laboratory study and mathematical modeling of a novel marsh shoreline protection technology for sand collection. Applied Ocean Research 76, 22-33.
  • McCoy, N., Tang, B., Besse, G., Gang, D. & Hayes, D. 2015. Laboratory study of a novel marsh shoreline protection structure: Wave reduction, silt-clay soil collection, and mathematical modeling. Coastal Eng. 105, 13-20.

Personal Life

Grant is a family man through and through and is excited to welcome his first child in January, 2022.



  • University of Louisiana – Masters of Science with a focus in Civil Engineering and Environmental / Coastal Engineering (2016)
  • University of Louisiana – B.S. Civil Engineering (2014)


  • Louisiana