James F. Branagan P.E., P.S. – Jefferson County Engineer
James F. Branagan has served as the Jefferson County Engineer since 1989. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Surveyor in the State of Ohio. Mr. Branagan graduated from The Ohio State University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to becoming the County Engineer, Mr. Branagan worked for a consulting engineering firm undertaking design and construction management on numerous bridge, road, water, and wastewater projects. In addition, Mr. Branagan worked for Weirton Steel, and was the Project Engineer for a multi-million dollar steam generation system.
He co-authored one of the first “Road Use and Maintenance Agreements” dealing with the oil and gas surge in eastern Ohio, and helped ODOT in the development of a model RUMA for general distribution.
Mr. Branagan is also an active member of the community. He serves as a park commissioner for the Friendship Park District and is a member of the Jefferson County Township Trustee Association, where he was honored with the Association’s Home Town Leader award in 2013.