Jim Millican Joins Gresham Smith’s Water + Environment Market as a Senior Construction Inspector

Former Metro Nashville Water Services Construction Manager Brings 30 Years of Extensive Experience

Gresham Smith is excited to announce that Jim Millican has joined the firm’s Water + Environment Market as a Senior Construction Inspector. Based in Gresham Smith’s Nashville office, Millican will provide support on the firm’s projects for Metro Water Services, including the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades and the Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program projects.

Millican brings more than 30 years of experience in construction inspection. Most recently, he was an employee of Metro Water Services, and was responsible for the oversight inspection of pump stations, water treatment plant additions, water mains and emergency repair work.

While at Metro Water Services, Millican served as the lead construction inspector on a project that connected the Shelby Bottoms Natural Area to the Omohundro Water Treatment Plant with a new 24-inch water main, which had to cross the Cumberland River. This endeavor required that he be on the barge with the construction divers, as the pipe had to be assembled under water.

“Gresham Smith and Metro Water Services have maintained a successful relationship stretching back decades, and with the addition of Jim to our construction management team, this will continue for years to come,” said Water + Environment Senior Vice President Craig Parker, P.E. “With his broad experience and expertise, I am certain Jim will not only elevate our projects, but also mentor our younger professionals, training the next generation of construction inspectors.”

Throughout his career, Millican has also performed ground watering and sampling in both Tennessee and Kentucky, provided construction oversight on stormwater projects, overseen a team of field inspectors and disinfected new water mains.

A Tennessee native, Millican grew up in Memphis and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. For 15 years, he was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, and participated in bull riding. He has since retired, but still teaches those skills to the younger generation when he’s not riding his Harley Davidson.