Staff Spotlight: Ben Townsend, PE

Senior Project Manager

We’re so happy to have you on our team! We would love to take this time to learn a bit more about you!

Where did you attend college and what did you study? I attended several different schools, including Yavapai College, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. I started as an electrical engineering major but after a while switched to civil engineering. 

How many years of experience in the industry do you have? 

I have worked as a civil engineer for the last 20 years.

What drew you to join our team? 

Increased career opportunities and I heard that the workplace environment was great.

What drew you to engineering as your career path? 

I have always enjoyed finding out how things work, so engineering was a natural fit.  I’ve worked primarily in private development civil engineering including water, wastewater, drainage, and construction management.   

What are some of your favorite daily responsibilities when working on a project? 

Working through various options to find a suitable solution to a problem.

You’re joining our Prescott office, what have you noticed about our crew there? We’ve heard they are a pretty funny bunch.  

For engineers 😂

Is there a particular hobby, interest, or skill you have that other employees might not know about?

My family enjoys hiking!  Some of our favorites are Thumb Butte, Grand Canyon, Zion, Olympic, Buckskin Gulch, West Clear Creek, Yosemite, and Havasupai see the picture of my kids on one of our recent hikes.