HDR Strengthens Water Economic Consulting with Alex Shannon Hire

Alex Shannon

Alex Shannon has joined HDR’s Bellevue, Washington, office as an economist in utility management services for HDR’s water practice. In his new position, Shannon will focus on adding to the firm’s strong economic consulting and public finance services, specifically in the water, wastewater, and stormwater practices, as well as other infrastructure areas both locally and nationally.

Shannon comes to HDR from Jacobs/CH2M where he worked on projects in a variety of roles in economic analysis, project prioritization, and cash flow modeling for water/wastewater utilities and transportation clients. He also led the economic modeling and analytics team. His expertise lies in optimizing the implementation of utilities’ capital improvement programs and helping them make informed, data-driven decisions that provide the best value. Using models, he is able to evaluate alternatives in real-time and present results to all levels of stakeholders.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and international political economy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

“We continue to be faced with competing forces for our resources in this world. It’s important that we approach projects with an economic mindset to maximize value for our communities and ensure sustainable resources for generations to come,” Shannon said. “I am excited to join the incredible team at HDR, with a culture that truly cares about each other and serving our clients.”

About HDR

For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.