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Water is the life-blood of our nation and its valuable natural resources. At W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc., our professional practice is PRIMARILY focused on the water systems that are needed to sustain our nation’s human and wildlife populations and natural resources.  As stewards of this precious resource, responsible use and conservation of our limited water supply is a tremendous challenge.  Talented staff members utilize their education, experience, creative energy, and state-of-the-art analysis tools to help our clients develop innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions to their unique water resources challenges.

W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. is a small business specializing in professional engineering and project management to help our clients meet today’s water resources challenges. A full spectrum of engineering and project management services is provided to support our client’s projects from the planning and feasibility phases, through analysis and design, and on to construction administration and operation.  Established by W. W. (Pete) Wheeler in 1955, we have been intentional about remaining a small, specialty niche business that allows us to focus on responsive professional services for our clients.  Our business model allows us to attract and retain a dynamic, highly educated, and experienced staff that utilizes state-of-the-art analysis tools to help meet our clients' specific water resource needs.
States where W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. has completed projects
W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. is located in Englewood, Colorado.  From this centrally located office, we have served hundreds of clients and completed assignments in 35 different states.  We value engineering excellence, integrity, and client responsiveness, as well as the health and wellness of our employees, their families, and our clients.


W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. is a water resources and geotechnical engineering firm that values long-standing relationships with our clients, professional colleagues, and employees. We maintain a stable, dedicated staff that allows us to provide excellent, responsive, and innovative professional services needed by our clients to solve their unique water resources challenges. Providing a fair and friendly work environment allows our employees to have a healthy work/life balance that nurtures professional and personal growth.


Key Staff Members

  • Brett Swigle, P.E.
  • Matthew Loose, P.E.
  • Douglas MacLaren, P.E.
  • John Treacy, P.E.
  • Danielle Tripp Hannes, P.E.
  • Trevor Mugele, P.E.
  • Christine Mugele, P.E.
  • Andrea Fasen, P.E.
  • Sean Moran, P.E.
  • Y.K. Choi, P.E., Ph.D.
  • Todd Lewis, P.E.
  • Todd Street, P.E.
  • Ryan Logan, E.I.
  • Alan Tipton, E.I.
  • Jessie Reigle, E.I.
  • Vicki Thompson
  • Scott Albiani
  • Mim Gaines
  • Greg Demmin


W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. (Wheeler) is an established, well-respected, family-oriented, water resources and geotechnical engineering firm that specializes in water rights, water supply planning, water conveyance, dam engineering and geotechnical engineering. We are seeking to fill four open positions in our Englewood, Colorado office.

>> Associate Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist to work in our Englewood, Colorado office. The ideal candidate would be a registered professional engineer with at least 8 years of geotechnical engineering experience and at least 5 years experience with dam rehabilitation projects. An M.S. in civil engineering specializing in geotechnical engineering or comparable experience is preferred and experience using SlopeW and SeepW is required. This is a great opportunity to help develop an expanding geotechnical and dams engineering practice and there could be an opportunity for future management of the geotechnical engineering practice for the right candidate. An Associate Geotechnical Engineer is expected to be a self-starter who can supervise junior engineers and technicians and work with other project managers to complete geotechnical engineering projects and geotechnical work tasks for larger projects. Duties will include performing and reviewing engineering analysis, designs, data review, field work, report writing, drawing preparation, proposal preparation or other duties as required to complete our work

>> Entry-Level Water Resources Engineer for our Englewood, Colorado office. We would prefer a candidate with a B.S. and M.S. degree in civil or water resources engineering but will consider other B.S. engineering degrees. Some experience with GIS, AutoCAD, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, or design and construction of dams, spillways, outlet works, mining facilities, or water conveyance and pumping systems is desirable, but not required. Entry-level engineers work under the direction of more experienced engineers and duties can include engineering analysis, design, data review, field work, report writing, drawing preparation, or other duties as required to complete our work.

>> Full-time or part-time Engineering Technician for our Englewood, Colorado office. Candidates should have an Associate of Applied Science degree or other comparable technical education or at least 2 years of engineering technician experience. We are seeking a candidate with education or experience in at least two of the following technical areas and a willingness to learn and be trained to learn other technical skills:

  • - Drawing preparation or quantity calculations with AutoCAD or Civil 3D
  • - Using GIS software to create maps, drawings and technical databases
  • - Performing geotechnical laboratory or construction materials tests
  • - Developing and updating water rights accounting spreadsheets
  • - Performing water rights research
  • - Performing routine IT operations and maintenance
  • - Field data collection such as streamflow measurements
  • - Construction observation

>> Full-time or part-time Engineering-Administrative Assistant for our Englewood, Colorado office. Candidates should have an Associate or Bachelor degree in business or equivalent education or experience. The ideal candidate should be well-organized; have excellent technical writing and proofreading skills; have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, especially Microsoft Word and Excel; and be a good communicator who can work with our staff and key clients. Prior experience within the engineering consulting business would be a bonus, but is not required. We expect the selected individual to gain an elementary understanding of our technical business in order to enhance the performance of their job. Marketing and graphic design experience is a plus, but is not required. The job duties would include, but are not limited to the following:

  • - Review, proofread and edit technical correspondence, reports and presentations
  • - Prepare technical proposals and other marketing materials
  • - Track project proposal opportunities
  • - Update and maintain our website
  • - Develop exhibits and materials for technical conferences, presentations, and recruiting fairs
  • - Assist with water rights accounting and engineering calculations
  • - Prepare and operate spreadsheets
  • - Perform reception services

We offer an excellent benefits package and our smaller size allows our staff engineers the opportunity to gain a good mix of experience on a variety of water resources and geotechnical engineering projects with several different clients. The majority of our work is within Colorado but we also work on dam safety projects nationwide.

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Water resources and geotechnical engineering is a constantly expanding profession. At W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. we actively seek qualified individuals with the educational background, expertise, and experience to meet the needs of our clients.

Notable Projects and Awards

2017 - Build South Dakota Award for Spearfish Woodstave Penstock Replacement

2015 and 2010 - One of three firms awarded a National IDIQ Dam Safety Contract for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Dams

2012 - Ziegler Reservoir Enlargement Featured in a PBS Nova Special

2012 - Ziegler Reservoir Enlargement Featured in a National Geographic Magazine

2005 - Guanella Dam, Award of Excellence in the Constructed Project

2005 - Guanella Dam, American Public Works Association National Environmental Project of the Year, $2-$10 million

2005 - Guanella Dam, National American Consulting Engineers Council Engineering Excellence Award

2003 - Jackson Lake Dam, Colorado American Consulting Engineers Council Award of Merit

1997 - Golden City Council Water Resources Engineer Extraordinaire Award

1984 - Eagle Park Reservoir, Colorado American Consulting Engineers Council Engineering Excellence Award

Remembering Pete Wheeler

William W. "Pete" Wheeler left behind a legacy of engineering excellence from a 50-year William Wheelercareer that spanned all aspects of water resource engineering throughout Colorado. He received his degree in Civil and Irrigation Engineering from Colorado State University in 1934 and went on to a diverse career from water commissioner, to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to consulting engineer with R. J. Tipton & Associates, to the founding of W. W. Wheeler & Associates in 1955. Pete was a pioneer in the development of many of the engineering concepts that today form the basis for preventing injury to other water users, including the theory of balancing depletions, quantifying agricultural and municipal consumptive use, and the concepts that are now used as the basis for plans for augmentation.