Leeway Engineering Solutions (LW) provides unique solutions for water and wastewater public works service providers. Founded on a history of successful program and project delivery, LW specializes in asset management, planning, condition assessment, I/I studies, rehabilitation and replacement designs, owner’s representative, construction management services, and DEI advocacy at the project level.
ROB LEE, PE, PMP
Rob has spent his entire career as a consultant in the municipal environmental engineering field. He began his career on the East Coast, including serving as an assistant program manager on a successful 17-year $170M CSO elimination program by using the gamut of trenchless rehabilitation solutions to reduce peak wet-weather flows. After moving back to the West Coast, Rob built on his experience by working on numerous successful projects and programs, including successful I/I, asset management, and rehabilitation programs.
Rob has a passion for growing and improving the industry through numerous avenues. He is an advocate for diversifying the water field at all levels. He is the 2018 Lyman Ketcham Award for his contributions to collection systems in the Northwest and is currently serving as Vice-President for the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Board of Directors.
YARROW MURPHY, PE
Yarrow is an expert at hydrodynamic modeling, concept planning, design support, and asset management. Throughout her career, she has earned a reputation for skilled mentoring and successfully delivering sensible solutions to unique challenges. She particularly enjoys working with clients to determine their individual goals and finding the right solution for each unique problem.
She spent the first 10 years of her career working for the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services, where she specialized in hydrodynamic modeling and analysis of Oregon’s largest combined sewer system. She entered the private sector about three years ago, looking to diversify her experience and serve a wider range of clients in the Pacific Northwest region.
BRITTANY PARK, PE
The company’s go-to for project management, Brittany thrives on helping clients keep their projects organized and delivered on schedule and on budget. Through her experience managing multi-disciplinary teams for projects, Brittany has developed a collaborative approach to design and project management. She brings together operational experience gained as a technical manager with a passion for collaborative teamwork to deliver sensible projects that are designed and built for practical construction and maintenance considerations.
ZACH SWARTZENDRUBER, PE
Zach is a graduate of Oregon State University, where he completed his degree in Civil Engineering. The majority of his career has been focused on condition assessment and sanitary sewer rehabilitation and replacement design as a consultant to municipalities. He has worked on and designed many small and large projects utilizing trenchless rehabilitation methods and traditional open-cut. Zach grew up and spent his entire career in the Northwest and is passionate about improving and making the region a better place. Zach enjoys a collaborative work style bouncing ideas off of one another to come to the best approach.
CHIZURU PRITCHARD, EIT
In pursuit of her passion for water and wastewater remediation, Chizuru studied Environmental Engineering at Portland State University with a focus on water resources. Her skills range from GIS, data collection and interpretation, pipeline design, and pipeline asset management. Her experience involves fieldwork in industrial stormwater pollutant runoff studies, water quality laboratory analysis, water filtration development and testing, asset valuation for asset management, and hydraulic modeling water distribution systems. Chizuru continues to expand her scope of skills to encompass building vendor relationships and organizing interactive data packages. She prides herself on her approachable nature, efficiency in work, and enthusiasm about the industry. When not working, Chizuru could be found working on projects using her mechanical skills and passion for mixed media art
LUL KIDANE, EIT
Lul is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she completed her degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in water resources engineering. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she engaged in several projects to provide real-world solutions to stormwater and flood management. Since graduating she has worked as a design engineer with expertise in pipelines, site improvements, and stormwater management. She has experience assisting water resources and transportation design groups in their service to government agencies, districts, consultants, and sometimes the general public. Lul also gained construction engineering experience as an intern for firms in California and abroad in Ethiopia.
Bennia is business-oriented with an entrepreneurial spirit. Her goal is to improve efficacy and efficiency in every business with the help of technological advances while improving customer service and employee satisfaction.
Owning her own business and working in healthcare information technology have given her experience in seeing how information technology can be an asset to any business platform. Bennia’s passion is to align IT initiatives with business goals to provide the context and channels for organization-wide success.