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OUR STORY

 

HOW IT BEGAN

Knutzen Engineering is one of the Tri-Cities newest and most innovative civil engineering design firms.  Conveniently located within the bustling Southridge area of Kennewick, WA, the firm was founded in 2015 by its president Paul Knutzen. Paul founded the firm in response to providing the BEST service and thoughtful designs with the end user in mind.  We work hand in hand with all our clients to see their projects from conception to completion.

Knutzen is a native of the Tri-Cities since 1977, and very active within the community.  He is the recipient of the 2014 Tri-Cities Engineer of the Year award and the 2012 Young Professional of the Year Award.

 

Paul currently serves as Director for the local Home Builder’s Association, previous Director for the local American Society of Civil Engineers Section, and is also active in numerous charitable organizations such as the Kennewick Citizen’s Bond and Levy Committee directly supporting the Kennewick School District.

Being familiar with the unique permitting processes for this area gives his Clients an advantage to successfully permitting their projects.

 

OUR STAFF

paul knutzen - About Us

PAUL KNUTZEN, PE, LEED AP  BD+C
President / Principal-In-Charge
B.S. Civil Engineering
University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

Paul has more than 15 years of civil engineering experience and 5 years of actual construction experience, with a proven track record of successful project management. Paul has lead teams of various disciplines of engineers, technical staff, and sub-consultants. Paul has worked on educational, commercial, industrial, and residential projects focused within a 90-mile radius of the Tri-Cities. Prior to starting the firm in 2015, he worked as a civil group manager for another local A-E firm for 6 years and in California for 6 years prior to that.

nathan machiela - About Us

NATHAN MACHIELA, PE
Project Engineer
B.S. Civil Engineering
Washington State University – Pullman, WA 

Nathan brings 20 years of civil engineering and land development experience to Knutzen Engineering.  He has managed land development projects totaling 3,500 residential lots, numerous commercial projects, industrial, and public clients.  His residential background he has worked through all phases of the residential development, starting at purchase, through entitlement, design, and construction.

amanda whitehead - About Us

AMANDA WHITEHEAD, PE
Project Engineer
B.S. Civil Engineering
Washington State University – Pullman, WA

Amanda is a professional civil engineer who specializes in complete site civil design and permitting.  During her career she has quickly advanced and built a high level of trust with her clients, listening to their needs and helping design solutions that are cost-effective.  She understands the public bidding process and walks clients through the challenges of their permitting projects seamlessly.

sara toten - About Us

SARA TOTTEN
Project Designer
A.S. Civil Design
Universal Tech. Institute – Phoenix, AZ 

Sara is a talented design professional who has over 15 years of design experience and understands the BIG picture related to site civil engineering.  Sara understands how to take a topographic survey to start and develop a complete civil project from start to finish. She is fluent in the various City Municipal codes, ADA codes, Building, and Fire codes and is an asset on any project she works on.

jason walters - About Us

JASON WALTERS
Project Designer
A.S. Architectural Drafting
High Tech Institute – Phoenix, AZ 

Jason has almost 20 years of design experience working in various facets of civil engineering design. From working on projects in the Hanford area and for all the local Cities and Counties, Jason understands the project from beginning to end.

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A LITTLE ABOUT US

Knutzen Engineering was founded in 2015 by its president Paul Knutzen. Paul founded the firm in response to providing the BEST service and thoughtful designs with the end user in mind. 

OUR PROMISE

At Knutzen, we always ensure your project is handled professionally. 

CONTACT

5401 Ridgeline Drive Suite 160,
Kennewick, Washington 99338

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