Dale L. Dowden, PE, LEED AP joins WGI in Tampa Office (August 2017) | WGI

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August 2017

Lee Dowden, WGIWGI is pleased to announce that Dale “Lee” Dowden joined the firm’s Transportation Division as Vice President – Central Florida Regional Manager in its Tampa office.  

Lee is a civil engineer who comes to WGI with over 30 years of design experience, including 26 years of project management in various phases of transportation design throughout Florida, encompassing federal, state, and county projects. The previous years of his career were spent at national consulting firms based in Tampa.

Lee’s project management expertise includes client and subconsultant communication and coordination, budget negotiation and control, quality control and quality assurance procedures, construction assistance, and shop drawing review. He also handles the preparation of project proposals, man-hour estimates, fee negotiations, and scope-of-work content.

“Joining WGI is a wonderful opportunity as the firm is aggressively growing its capabilities and expanding in size, both in Florida and nationally,” says Lee. “It’s an exciting time in WGI’s history, and I’m pleased to become a part of such a respected firm and work again with old friends.”

David Wantman, PE, and president of WGI, says, “Lee is a tremendous asset, and we’re lucky to have him become a part of the transportation leadership team. His experience, encompassing both technical proficiency and superior client communication, are in sync with WGI’s steadfast commitment to client services excellence.”

Lee Dowden is a registered PE who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. He is LEED registered and an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Highway Engineers.


As a multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has 14 offices in six states, serving an active client base in over 30 states with the addition of its 12th division, Parking Solutions, alongside its specialization in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Land Planning, and Creative Services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #4 on its 2017 Hot Firms list and #23 on the 2017 Best Firms to Work For list. In 2017, WGI ranked #2195 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. South Florida Business Journal ranked WGI #37 in its 2016 Florida Fast 100 (encompassing the entire state), #60 in the region’s 2016 Top 100 Private Companies, #10 on its 2016 Top 25 Engineering Firms, as well as #16 in the $25M and over category as a 2017 “Fast 50” Honoree from the same publication. In 2017, WGI ranked #252 on the ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms and ranked #22 in ENR’s Top Southeast Design Firms of 2017. For more information, please visit www.wginc.com.


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