About the County Engineer
Bryan Neaves, P.E., CFM
Bryan is responsible for the planning, design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of approved transportation projects. In addition, he provides direction to the County’s Central Road and Bridge Department. He deals with administrative issues of personnel, equipment, material, and budgeting matters for the department. He is appointed by the County Commissioner's Court and serves them for their purposes. His office is the contact for citizens to express their needs regarding road, bridge, land development, and floodplain issues.
Bryan joined Bell County in March 2009. Prior to joining Bell County, he served 1 year with the City of Temple as the Assistant City Engineer. He worked in the Public Works department with the Planning Department reviewing plats and construction plans for land development. He developed standards for City Public Works standard design criteria. He worked 7 years as a senior project manager for K.C. Engineering in Marble Falls. He led a team to develop construction plans for over 40 bridges and 10 highway projects for TxDOT and other municipalities. He worked for TxDOT as the Eastland Area Engineer for 16 years. He was responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of a three-county area with over 1500 miles of rural roads and 40 miles of IH 20. He supervised a materials lab where he developed knowledge of a variety of roadway materials.
Bryan graduated from Belton High School and obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the esteemed Texas A&M University in 1984. His studies were in transportation, hydrological, and geotechnical engineering. He is a member of the Texas Association of County Engineers and Road Administrators (TACERA), National Association of County Engineers (NACE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Texas Floodplain Managers Association (TFMA). He lives in Belton and been married to his wife, Jessica, for over 34 years.