Seth Gronewold, PE

Principal

Seth Gronewold

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EDUCATION

B.S. in Civil Engineering
Bradley University, 2015

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Professional Engineer
Illinois #062-071468, 2019
Iowa #25539, 2019
Wisconsin #47315-6, 2019
Texas #135738, 2019

CERTIFICATION

NBIS Program Manager
Illinois #01064, 2019
Iowa, 2020
Wisconsin, 2021

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Next Rockford, Strategy Team and Government Affairs Committee Chair
Illinois Section of American Water Works Association

Seth joined Fehr Graham full time in 2016 and began managing municipal and private projects. His focus is geared toward street reconstruction and water supply and treatment projects for municipalities of all sizes. He also works closely with municipal and governmental clients on public utility projects. The Forreston, Illinois, native was promoted from Project Engineer to Project Manager in January 2020. He became an owner in 2022.

Seth specializes in finding solutions to even the biggest problems, and that often turns into plans for large-scale municipal projects. He creates complex designs for water treatment facilities and works with municipalities to ensure they end up with a product that is operationally friendly for years to come.

Seth is a graduate of Bradley University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He lives in Rockford.

IN SETH’S OWN WORDS …

How would you describe what you do to someone unfamiliar with your job?

We solve problems with various municipal infrastructure such as transportation, sanitary sewers, water mains, water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, bridges/culverts, stormwater management, private development and much more.

What do you like most about working at Fehr Graham?

I enjoy the diversity of the work, which keeps every day interesting, and I also appreciate the client relationships we develop.

Tell us about your professional accomplishments.

I joined the firm in 2011 as a summer intern to help in whatever way I could. When I joined Fehr Graham on a full-time basis, I had the opportunity to work on many types of projects and I spent a lot of time honing my technical skills understanding how the business operates. I help lead and support our Rockford engineering group. I served two years on the Next Rockford Strategy Team.

Who are you outside work?

I am a social person who enjoys spending time with friends and family. You can find me on the boat, on the golf course, playing slow pitch softball, hunting, fishing or really anything that feeds my need to be active.

How would your co-workers and clients describe you?

I am a person who follows through on my word, and I am driven to do so.

What do you enjoy about helping clients and the communities in which they work and live?

I enjoy seeing project work come to life from design plans to construction and seeing the impact it has on the community and our clients and how it fulfills our staff.