Employee Spotlight

BETA Engineer Jaimie Payne brings her professional expertise, superb client service, and leadership talents to every project she is involved in. Her work often focuses on building a better future amidst climate change, and she approaches each challenge with collaborative spirit and a creative mind.   

Jaimie has four years of experience as an engineer in BETA’s water and wastewater department. Utilizing her technical background and skills with design tools such as AutoCAD and ESRI software, she is a significant contributor  to many of BETA’s successful projects. Jaimie’s projects are designed for sustainability and longevity, and her work embodies BETA’s mission of improving communities together. Over the last three years, Jaimie has been involved with the Narragansett Bay Commission’s CSO Phase III Program. BETA’s team is designing the CSO consolidation conduit and structures that divert wet weather flow from five outfalls in the City of Pawtucket into a new storage tunnel that is being created. The design incorporates trenchless technologies such as microtunneling, pipe jacking and utility tunneling and requires deep excavations in challenging conditions.

Jaimie received her bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, as well as a bachelor’s in corporate finance with a minor in resource economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a registered Engineer in Training with multiple OSHA certifications and is currently preparing for the Professional Engineer (PE) exam. Jaimie joined BETA in 2018 and spearheads our recently established Young Professionals Committee, where she organizes company events and facilitates discussions across our many offices. Her vision for BETA’s YP Committee is to invest in the future of our younger employees by providing opportunities to network, volunteer, and continue in their professional development.

Her leadership and expertise are recognized beyond the BETA offices. Recently, Jaimie was featured in the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Summer 2022 Journal for her involvement with NEWEA’s Young Professionals Committee. A YP Committee member for over a year now, Jaimie was involved in the YP Summit Planning subcommittee and helped plan the 2022 Annual Conference. She will spend her second year as a YP Committee member organizing the 2023 YP Summit and running the new Events subcommittee.

When she’s not at work, Jaimie enjoys live music and spending time with friends and family at the beach.