Chris Cowgill, PE

Manager, Civil Engineering, Civil 3D

As Civil Road Design and Drafting Production Manager, Chris is responsible for technical review of design and drafting for all roadway projects. Additionally, he provides training and support for more than 40 team members on company design and drafting standards. He started at Wightman in 2001 as an AutoCAD draftsman and worked throughout college as he earned his engineering degree and licenses. Since then, his focus has been on civil engineering design of subdivisions, roadway infrastructure improvements, streetscapes, municipal engineering, site grading, volume calculations, utility/pond sizing, and soil erosion control measures.

Chris is recognized as an Autodesk Expert.

Areas of Focus

  • Transportation projects
  • Municipal utilities
  • Site design
  • Civil 3D design & drafting quality control
  • Civil 3D training
  • LISP Programming
  • VB.Net Programming
  • Civil 3D Best Practices & Company Civil 3D Standards



B.S. Civil Engineering
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Professional Training & Registrations

Professional Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Indiana & Ohio


  • Construction Site Certified Storm Water Operator
  • Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Certified
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professional
  • Autodesk Expert Elite
  • Autodesk Civil 3D Certified Professional


  • Wightman Rock Star Award Winner
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