San Diego, CA — Local industry veteran Michael Slawson has joined BWE, Inc. as the new Director of Civil Engineering. Mr. Slawson will immediately make an impact at BWE with his leadership and project management experience. He brings over 27 years of diverse experience having owned his own firm and served as a Principal, Vice President or Project Manager for several civil and environmental engineering firms. His management experience encompasses firms ranging in size from an 8(a) design-build federal contractor to an ENR top 100 firm. BWE’s President, Tom Newsom, was excited about the announcement saying, “Adding Mike Slawson to our team will facilitate the growth of our Civil Engineering Department – not only because his experience opens doors to new markets but because he will provide mentorship and guidance for our current team members.”
Prior to joining BWE, Mr. Slawson was contracted to provide Project Management at the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority working on various infrastructure improvement projects. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona at Tucson with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, a licensed Professional Engineer in California and Arizona and a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in California. In 2009, Mr. Slawson became a LEED Accredited Professional as conferred by the United States Green Building Council to further support his expertise in sustainable building practices. He is also BWE’s fourth Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD), an individual who is authorized to design Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, a role that continues to grow in importance in the age of environmental consciousness.
He has successfully managed over $3 billion in projects for his clients which include Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the University of California, San Diego and dozens of private industry clients. Slawson was the project manager on the first large-scale commercial wind farm on Native American lands in the United States, which is a significant producer of one the cleanest commercial energy sources available. Other project experience includes various local public works, residential land development, water supply and distribution, hydrology, water quality, transportation, Caltrans permitting, easement and right-of-way acquisition, public improvements, survey and construction support, hazardous waste remediation, and environmental compliance.
Mr. Slawson will be reunited with Casey Lynch, PLS, one of the Principals at BWE. The pair previously worked together at another firm in the mid-2000’s in the land surveying department. Mr. Lynch said, “I really enjoyed working with Mike in the past and I know he is going to be a great addition to BWE.”