A. Nicole Watts, P.E., CFM
Principal, Director of Civil Engineering
“What I enjoy most about being a civil engineer is working together as a team with clients, architects, and other engineers from design through construction. It’s rewarding to be able to ultimately deliver a project that exceeds the client’s expectations and needs. ”
Nicole provides civil engineering solutions for a wide variety of projects for architects, corporations, institutions, developers, contractors, and government agencies. By working closely with design teams, Nicole provides economical and functional site solutions that best serve clients’ needs. She stays involved in all phases of projects, including master planning, project management, construction documents, and construction administration.
Nicole builds relationships, maintains communication, and responds to needs, earning many repeat clients. She works with city staff and boards to achieve optimal results for each project, site, and client.
Get to Know Nicole
Education, Licensing, Boards, Publications, Presentations, Awards
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri
- Tulsa Business Journal “40 Under 40,” 2014
- Oklahoma Magazine “40 Under 40,” 2016
- Leadership Tulsa Class 55
- Leadership Tulsa Paragon Award, 2017
- Bixby Metro Leadership Class, 2014
- Lindsey House: Chairman of the Board 2019
- Resonance Center for Women: Board Member, President-Elect 2019, Secretary 2018, Chair of the Facilities Committee, Executive Committee, and Chair of Stacked Deck 2018
- Bixby Historical Society: 1st Vice-President
What is your favorite type of project and why?
I love site development work because it entails so much. From working with Boards for rezoning and land use to design through construction, all parts are different and have their own complexities. Driving around town and seeing my projects makes me feel like I have left a “thumbprint” around Tulsa and the surrounding areas.
What skills did experience teach you that formal education did not?
Practicality. Formal education teaches you how to process and work through a problem. Experience teaches you how to take this formal thought process and make things realistic and buildable.
What sets KKT apart from its competitors?
We put our clients’ needs ahead of anything else; that’s why I think we get so many repeat clients. How we approach a project, how we design it and take it through construction has the client’s needs in the forefront. Clients become more like friends by the end of a project.
Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
The beach! Give me a chair and umbrella, sand between my toes, and the waves rolling in, and all is right in the world. It’s good for my soul.
If you had a free afternoon to do anything, what would you do?
Spend time with my husband and kids. Life gets crazy and family is the most important thing – any time we find time to be together—doing whatever—is priceless!
What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
I love the passion that people have for this town and the continued growth that we are seeing. This town is full of warm and caring people who want to make this place better for everyone. Being in the middle of this is awe-inspiring.