Nathan Howells, P.E.


Director of Quality, Risk Management & Compliance

15 Years at TCE


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B.S. Civil Engineering ‘02 University of Vermont


Licensed Professional Engineer State of Vermont #60545

Licensed Professional Engineer State of California #71099

Certified Site Designer Class 1

Work History

Los Angeles County DPW Los Angeles, CA 2003-2008

Trudell Consulting Engineers Williston, VT 2000-2003

R.A.M. Engineering Haverhill, MA 1999

Nathan Howells, P.E.

Nate is an Engineer, Senior Project Manager, and the Director of Quality, Risk Management, and Compliance with TCE. He oversees our junior engineering staff while designing and managing a diverse range of projects.  He directs our Williston office’s Engineering Department, and also administers our extensive annual inspection program for storm and wastewater permit compliance.

Nate is a dedicated husband and father and an avid hiker, snowboarder, and surfer.  He fully embraces TCE’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” mantra and enjoys traveling and the great outdoors.

With over 20 years of experience in the engineering field, his attention to detail helps to ensure the accuracy of designs leaving the office.  He believes that the completeness of records and documentation is critical to managing complex projects in a regulatory landscape that is constantly evolving.  Nate’s strong communication skills benefit our clients and their projects.

Recent Project Experience

Jay Peak Resort, Jay, VT

Nate was a key member of the construction team for multiple projects at the resort. He also lead water and wastewater design for many of the upgrades and expansions of the resort’s utility network.  Erosion control became a critical issue during construction and Nathan worked with the client, State regulators, and the site contractor to bring the site into compliance with the design plans and permits.

Jericho Market, Jericho, VT

Nate served as the lead design and construction engineer for the site improvements at the Jericho Market on Route 15.  The project involved a complex on-site wastewater system designed to maximize capacity for high-strength effluent and a municipal water extension.  He completed complex calculations to permit the increase of flows to this system, without additional construction, after the Market’s opening.

Mountain View Mobile Home Park, Hinesburg, VT

Nate designed a unique replacement Indirect Discharge on-site septic system for this residential park with 10 separate, failing community innovative/alternative systems serving over 50 units.  Because all of the failing systems could not be incorporated into the limited replacement system, Nate prioritized the systems to be discontinued and designed a network of force mains and valves to continue utilization of the most functional disposal trenches for this project funded via the State CWSRF program.

Additional Projects & Clients

  • Vermont Country Store, Clarendon
  • Point Bay Marina, Colchester
  • Winooski Housing Authority
  • J. Hutchins, Inc.
  • Cooperative Development Institute
  • Vermont State Housing Authority
  • Mack Molding, Arlington
  • Orvis, Manchester
  • Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton

Key Skills

  • Project Management
  • Potable Water Systems
  • On-Site Wastewater Systems
  • Municipal Sewer Systems
  • High Strength Wastewater Systems
  • Water & Wastewater Permitting
  • Property Conditions Assessment
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Engineering