David Saunders

David Saunders, P.E.

Principal and Senior Project/Program Manager

David serves as a senior project/program manager and our Winston-Salem office principal. He has many years of engineering and public works operations experience.

Prior to joining HDR in 2013, he worked for the City of Winston-Salem for 30 years during which he served in every major discipline within the public works field, and from 1999–2012 he served as director of city/county utilities overseeing water, sewer and solid waste operations. 

“I have devoted my career in the public works and environmental industry. There was never really any other consideration other than to “do the right thing” for the neighbors, the customers, and the environment of the system I was responsible for. I have invested not only my working day providing clean water for the citizens of North Carolina, but also my personal time in the professional associations that support our clean water initiatives.”

David is the 2019-2020 North Carolina American Water Works Association and the North Carolina Water Environment Association board of trustees chair. He is a proven leader, with an owner’s mentality, that clients can depend on.