Rick Villagomez

Project Manager

Rick Villagomez is a Project Manager in the Project Management Branch, Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In this position, which he has held since 2001, he is responsible for the overall administration and execution of complex flood control, navigation and environmental projects from reconnaissance study through construction completion.

Flood control projects he has managed include Sims Bayou, Brays Bayou, Hunting Bayou, White Oak Bayou and Harris Gully. Mr. Villagomez’s current projects include the Department of Homeland Security Del Rio Sector and Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Fence projects and the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Modification Study. Mr. Villagomez has worked for the Corps of Engineers for 24 years, all of which have been with the Galveston District. Prior to 2001, Mr. Villagomez served as Design Project Engineer responsible for managing all engineering and design activities for major civil works projects and their various features from design inception through construction completion. He served as Design Project Engineer on such noticeable projects as Sims Bayou, Brays Bayou, Taylors Bayou and the Neches River Saltwater Barrier.

A 1985 graduate of the University of Houston, Mr. Villagomez received a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree. He also received his Master of Business Administration in 1994 from Houston Baptist University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Among other recognitions, Mr. Villagomez has been awarded Galveston District Engineer of the Year, Galveston District Employee of the Year and Southwestern Division Project Manager of the Year.

Current as of February 2010