Don PorterPE

Group Manager - Utilities

Don has 33 years of well-rounded civil engineering experience. He is responsible for utility systems design, including underground water/sewer plan and profiles, bulk fuel tank storage systems, trench and piping details, arctic pipe protection and rehabilitation design for existing pipe systems. Don’s experience includes serving as project manager and/or project engineer for a variety of projects with significant utility development, site work, and transportation improvements for public and private clients. He has proven himself to be a very capable and creative engineer, with a talent for working collaboratively with multi-discipline teams to design solutions in Alaska’s remote arctic conditions.

Don working on POA stevedore sewer project.
B.S. Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, minors in Mathematics and Computer Science
Professional Civil Engineer, Alaska
NASSCO Inspector Training Certification Program Cured-in-Place-Pipe Inspection
American Water Works Association
National Association of Sewer Service Companies
Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association

Industry Experience
33 years
  • What are you most likely doing on the weekend?
    Maintaining the house and recreational toys, or riding the motorcross bikes and jet skies.
  • What is a fun fact few people know about you?
    I'm actually more easy going than people think.
  • What are you curious about?
    I like to figure out the details of how mechanical things work and fix them so they work as intended.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    An aircraft pilot.
  • What is one skill you are currently working on?
    Listening to other people's concerns.
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