Charles Penland

Charlie Penland

Charles Penland, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Principal
Infrastructure

With over 35 years of experience, Charlie is widely recognized for his contributions to the civil engineering field. His experience includes serving as project manager on complex building site plans and campus plans with emphasis on cost control, sustainability, and master planning. Charlie’s special interest in Low Impact Development, hydraulic design, hydrologic analysis, and flood protection has resulted in his being sought after by a variety of professional, industry, and educational organizations. He has made multiple presentations in the U.S. and Europe on flood protection design and emergency preparation and is a guest lecturer at universities. Charlie has been active on the Board of the Houston Water Authority Corporation and Council of Engineering Companies and currently on the Environmental Committee of EWRI, and participates on Rice University’s SSPEED Center. Receiving his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, he is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois.

See Charlie's discussion on Low Impact Design Strategies for Rainwater and Worst Case Scenario

Name one problem in the world that you would most like to tackle?
Improving access to quality water supplies.
What’s your favorite way to pass time?
Why would I pass time? I want to capture it and use it.
Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
…the best opportunity for me to succeed; the size, culture, and types of work were a better fit.
Who or what inspires you?
The opportunity to make a difference for the better.

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Phone Number: 
713-630-7325

PUBLICATIONS

"Low-Impact Development Yields High-Impact Project," civil+structural ENGINEER, October 2015

“Mapping Flood Events in Real-Time,” ASFPM, 2008