Mauney Joins HDR’s Dam Safety Team

Lee Mauney
Lee Mauney

Lee Mauney has joined HDR as a dam levee and civil works project manager in Denver, Colorado.

Mauney brings knowledge in applying risk-informed decision-making practices, consequences analysis, flood hydrology, instrumentation and flood warning systems for dam and levee safety programs. He has additional experience related to incident response and emergency management. 

“Lee’s depth of experience in dam and levee safety raises the bar for services we can offer our local and national clients,” said Dan Osmun, HDR’s national technical advisor in dam safety and risk. “We’re excited to have Lee join our Denver team.”

Mauney is a leader on the Association of State Dam Safety Officials’ Dam Failures and Incidents Committee and served on the planning committee for the Dam Safety 2020 Conference. For the past eight years, he has been a national leader in learning from and investigating dam failures.

“Lee’s passion for learning from past dam safety incidents and his dedication to giving back to the profession are contagious and inspiring,” said Elena Sossenkina, HDR’s national levee practice lead. “I look forward to welcoming Lee as an HDR colleague.”

He comes to us after tenures with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. While with the BIA, he was acting dam safety officer and Early Warning System program manager for over 130 high-hazard potential dams.

Mauney is a professional engineer and certified floodplain manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental and water resources engineering from the University of Tennessee.

You can reach him via lee.mauney [at] (email) or connect with him on LinkedIn.