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Our staff is ready to help meet your water resources challenges

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 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

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


W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. (Wheeler) is an established, well-respected, family-oriented, water resources engineering firm that specializes in water rights, water supply planning, water conveyance, dam engineering and geotechnical engineering. We have recently expanded our practice to include geotechnical engineering, so this would be an opportunity to become involved on the ground floor of an exciting geotechnical and dam engineering practice. seeking to fill two open positions in our Englewood, Colorado office.

First position is a mid-level Geotechnical Engineer. We would prefer a candidate with 10-20 years of experience, an M.S. degree, experience in slope stability and seepage analyses, and in using SlopeW and SeepW. Excellent candidates with B.S. degrees will also be considered. Experience in geotechnical engineering for foundation, dam rehabilitation and design, geologic mapping and hazards evaluation, landslide stabilization, rockfall mitigation, retaining wall design are desireable, but not required.

Second position is an entry-level Water Resources Engineer. We would prefer a candidate with an M.S. degree, but will consider B.S. degrees. Some experience with GIS, AutoCAD, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, or design and construction is desirable, but not required. Entry-level engineers will 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.

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 resource 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

2012 - Ziegler Reservoir Enlargement Featured in a PBS Nova Special

2012 - Ziegler Reservoir Enlargement Featured in a National Geographic Magazine

2010 - One of Three Firms Awarded a National IDIQ Dam Safety Contract for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Dams

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.