Kevin Snyder, Hydropower Practice Lead at HDR

Kevin Snyder

Hydropower Practice Lead, Western U.S.

Kevin leads our hydropower practice in the Western U.S. As a leader of the highly ranked national practice, he helps clients maximize hydropower asset value, modernize fleets and achieve positive licensing and regulatory outcomes.

He's a respected dam safety and geotechnical engineer. He has partnered with clients on more than 50 dam safety inspections, and served as an independent consultant on several FERC-regulated projects for clients including Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the California Department of Water Resources. Kevin has led several major hydropower projects, serving as project principal for Iowa Hill Pumped Storage project and multiple relicensing or decommissioning projects for Southern California Edison and Seattle City Light.

Kevin is an active member of National Hydropower Association, representing HDR on the NHA CEO Council. He’s also a member of United States Society on Dams and he regularly participates in local, regional and national meetings related to hydropower and dam safety.