Mr. Agnoli has been a Federal, state, and regional regulator, a college instructor, and a consultant with several well‐respected engineering design firms. The majority of his professional engineering career has been associated with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, flood control as a designer and regulator as well as emergency preparedness and risk assessment at the local and state level.
Mr. Agnoli began his career with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control. After nearly three years with the Bureau, he moved to private practice to study, design and construct dams in northern New Jersey and upstate New York. Later, while with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, he was responsible as Chief Engineer and Deputy Land Use Director for maintaining the 32 square‐mile District’s flood control system, developing the Five Year Strategic Plan for mitigating the constant flooding in the area, and co-authoring the Bergen County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Lastly, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, he was responsible for the civil engineering staff that performs safety inspections and technical review on studies related to approximately 243 FERC‐regulated hydropower projects in the northeastern United States. Now with Applied Weather Associates back in private practice, Nick has focused on the development of risk analyses related to regulatory and extreme natural hazards with a focus on rainfall and flooding. Recent projects included the conversion of gridded precipitation data with a variety of temporal and spatial distributions to runoff with the use of ArcMap and HEC-RAS. The 2D runoff models included calibration of hydrologic inputs and the evaluation of mitigation strategies.
When not standing in a drainage ditch taking pictures, Nick enjoys coaching baseball with his three boys in his hometown of Montville, NJ.