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Steven Sanders

Steven D. Sanders, PE

Steven D. Sanders, PE, Ph.D. (MS CE ’84, MBA ’90)
Vice President
Burgess & Niple


  • Doctor of Engineering (Engineering Management) – Southern Methodist University
  • M.S. Civil Engineering – University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S. Systems Engineering – Southern Methodist University
  • M.S. Facilities Management – Southern Methodist University
  • M.S. Interdisciplinary Engineering – Purdue University
  • M.S. Construction Management – University of Washington, Seattle
  • M.B.A. – University of Texas at Arlington
  • B.S. Agricultural Engineering – University of Missouri at Columbia 

Professional Engineer in Texas and Missisippi

Dr. Sanders has 33 years of professional experience with the majority of his work in the municipal and environmental engineering areas. He is responsible for the management and delivery of municipal engineering services in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices. These services typically involve engineering studies, detailed design, construction phase engineering, construction management, program management, and public works management consulting for municipal and federal sector clients.

Dr. Sanders has completed a variety of projects throughout his career. These include the design of wastewater treatment plants, wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems, highway projects, and hazardous waste remediation projects.

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works association, and the Society of American Military Engineers. He is on the Greater Dallas Planning Council and provides input and support regarding water resource issues. Dr. Sanders writes one of the leading engineering blogs in the United States – Wit and Wisdom of An Engineer. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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