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Skip Powe Expands SSR’s Transportation Group to Alabama


Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects, is pleased to announce that Skip Powe, PE, has joined the firm as a Principal. He will operate out of a presence office in Montgomery, AL. With over 28 years’ experience in construction, contract administration, and management for the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) highway system, Powe will lead SSR’s transportation expansion into Alabama.

“I’ve known Skip for several years,” said David Donoho, Principal. “Through his work on the AASHTO Committee on Construction, Skip quickly became a nationally recognized leader known for his passion to continually improve the DOT’s construction practices from a safety and efficiency perspective. We are excited to have him join the SSR team and look forward to his contributions in providing innovative solutions for our client’s challenges across the southeast.”

Powe’s previous experience has been entirely with ALDOT. Most recently, he oversaw ALDOT’s construction program, ensuring plans, specifications, guidelines, and procedures were followed and that funds were properly expended. He was responsible for $2.5 billion worth of contracts including the rebuild of I-59/20 for Birmingham’s Central Business District. He also directed the development of ALDOT’s own Construction and Materials Management System (CAMMS) for project records and created ALDOT’s e-Construction program.

“I am excited to join SSR and the opportunities that will come as part of the team,” stated Powe. “It is my goal to continue to expand SSR’s transportation footprint further into the Southeast, including my home state of Alabama. I’m also excited about the opportunity to continue to work to advance digital construction initiatives and look to how technology will impact transportation and construction industry on the road ahead.”

Powe earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He is active in the industry as a member of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committee on Construction where he recently served on two committees – Steering Committee and as Chairman of Integrated Construction Technologies Technical Subcommittee.