Karl Jansen

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
Published Oct. 10, 2023
Updated: Oct. 10, 2023

Karl Jansen serves as the deputy district engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading and executing the district's missions and performing business and strategic functions for the organization.     

The St. Paul District employs about 750 professionals who serve at more than 40 sites in five Upper-Midwest states. The district serves the American public in the areas of navigation, flood risk management, environmental enhancement, water and wetlands regulation, outdoor recreation, and disaster response.

Prior to joining the St. Paul District in August 2023 as a member of the Army civilian corps, Jansen served as an active-duty Army engineer officer for more than 25 years. Within the Corps of Engineers, he previously served as the 66th commander of the St. Paul District; executive officer to the Corps’ Commanding General in Washington, D.C.; 72nd commander of the Buffalo District; and operations officer in the Seattle District.

During his Corps of Engineers’ assignments, Jansen was affiliated with several International Joint Commission watershed boards, river boards, boards of control, and board committees. He also contributed to numerous hurricane and flood response operations nationwide.

Jansen is a registered professional engineer and certified project management professional. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the United States Military Academy, a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.