Wichita welcomes new Project Manager, returning to Kansas
Our Wichita office is excited to welcome Project Manager Shawn Bryan, PE, CFM, to the office. Shawn has over 20 years of experience across the country in projects ranging from site development to storm water to drainage design, and we’re thrilled that he’s joining our team.
Shawn started in our Wichita office in September. He moved to Wichita from Chicago, Illinois, where he worked for over a decade. Although he moved from Chicago, Shawn is not a stranger to Kansas. Shawn grew up in Dodge City, attended the University of Kansas and Emporia State University, and worked as a Storm Water Engineer for the City of Wichita. He said he had wanted to move back to Kansas, and it worked out that he was able to do so after getting a job at Kaw Valley Engineering.
Shawn’s background is in drainage projects, but he also enjoys working on commercial developments. He has extensive experience in projects across the United States and is licensed to work in Kansas, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
Shawn got a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas and a degree in Business from Emporia State University. He became interested in civil engineering because of the different possibilities in the industry. He also said civil engineers must have knowledge about aspects of different industries, since they work on projects with architects, geotechnical engineers and more.
“You will never stop learning,” he said.
Shawn said his future goals are interacting with clients in Wichita and building up his clientele. He said he’s interested in helping grow and sustain the Wichita office however that may be.
Right now, Shawn said he is working on proposals and different projects from residential developments to drainage studies. He is excited to work on an upcoming drainage study in Newton, which is about half an hour from Wichita.
“It’s just nice to be home,” Shawn said.