Olivia Dawson, P.E.

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Olivia is an engineer at heart: analytical, task-orientated, and precise. That, combined with a passion for outdoor recreation and sustainable design, makes her a strong mountain planner. She comes from a background in land development and master planning, and applies those construction best practices to project design and management and technical writing. With experience working in both the private and public sector, Olivia has a strong understanding of the permitting and construction process from both a consultant and owner perspective, and how to best get things done within budget and on time.


Olivia has seven years of engineering experience, including grading and drainage design, roadway design, management of public capital improvement projects, and community outreach planning. An avid recreational and big mountain skier, mountain biker, and former collegiate cross country ski racer, Olivia brings a wholistic view to mountain and resort planning.

Olivia has an Environmental Engineering degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ski Trail, Roadway, and Utilities Layout + Design
  • 3D Terrain Design
  • Public Outreach + Engagement

Outside the Office

When she’s not playing in the Indian Peaks Wilderness or exploring the endless single track in the backyard of her Nederland, CO home, Olivia is figuring out how to garden at altitude, catching a show, or planning her next big international trip. After a long weekend adventure, you’ll find her scouting out the best breakfast burritos in Colorado and keeping an up-to-date list of the best happy hours in town.