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Todd Powell 2



Todd Powell, PE

Member Since 2012

What do you do?

I'm the dirt guy! I graduated from civil engineering at Oregon State University in 1997 and have over 20-years' experience in
the development industry. Prior to starting Powell Engineering and Consulting, I was the Director of Engineering at a Southern Oregon design-build company, specializing in a wide range of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential development projects throughout Oregon. Prior to moving to Southern Oregon, I was the Regional Director of Engineering for a civil engineering and land use planning firm with headquarters in Everett, Washington and my regional office in Springfield, Oregon.

In total, I have managed over 50 land development projects ranging from urban infills in the Puget Sound to large Rural Cluster Subdivisions in Northern Washington to a vast range of commercial, industrial, and residential civil engineering projects in Southern Oregon and the Willamette Valley.

I am passionate about the built environment and how it interacts with my community. I am also a strong believer in Low Impact Development (LID) and Sustainability.

What do you value in the people you work with?

Trust, honesty, empathy, technical expertise, and hard work.

Who is your most influential role model?

My father and my grandfather. They have taught me through example how hard work, dedication, commitment, and family values can positively affect a person's life, the people around them, and the entire culture at which you live your life.

What do you think companies need to do to attract younger generations into the engineering industry?

Flexibility. Access to the latest technology and training. Clear path to success and advancement. Sense of accomplishment. Relatable mentors.

If you weren't an engineer, you'd be?

A random Business Owner, Athletic Director, or Coach.

Proudest accomplishment?

Marrying my lovely wife and raising our three amazing children.

Finish this sentence: You joined PEO to... make a positive impact in my community and become a better engineer through positive relationships and interaction with my peers.