Leadership

Developing our staff to be industry leaders who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty.

Charles "Chick" Sweeney, P.E.

Senior Technical Fellow

Chick acts as a highly experienced technical adviser on projects involving physical and numerical modeling of civil hydraulic structures.

He is a recognized expert in applying field data collection programs as well as both physical and computer-based hydraulic models to solve facility site selection, design, and permitting problems. He has managed well over 200 such studies throughout the United States and overseas. Chick has performed conceptual design of and managed field studies and hydraulic model analyses to support detailed design of fish exclusion and passage facilities at hydroelectric projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.

He has managed hydraulic model analysis of pumping stations for power plant cooling water systems, water supply, and wastewater collection. Chick is the founder of Alden's Redmond, Washington laboratory, originally Engineering Hydraulics, Inc. The firm was eventually owned by ENSR and then AECOM until the 2012 Alden acquisition.