Steve Carlisle, PE

Government Sector Leader, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Leadership Lead

As Wightman’s Director of Engineering, Steve is responsible for the analysis, design, and construction management of municipal and private engineering projects including streets, utilities, private subdivisions, municipal planning, and parks and recreation facilities. He joined Wightman in 1997 and manages the Benton Harbor engineering team. He is passionate about mentoring staff as they pursue their project and career goals. He focuses on the team working effectively so Wightman values shine through including that of having flexibility to enjoy time with families and friends.

Areas of Focus

  • Transportation projects
  • Municipal utilities
  • Residential & commercial developments
  • Site design
  • Construction administration



B.S. Civil Engineering
Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

Professional Training & Registrations

  • Professional Engineer in Michigan and Illinois
  • FHWA-NHI 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges
  • Construction Site Certified Stormwater Operator Michigan
  • Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Certified
  • PSMJ Principals Bootcamp & Project Managers Bootcamp
  • Various Leadership Trainings including: Emotional Intelligence, Crucial Conversations, Catalyst University as well as others.


  • Dowagiac Quality of Life project - Michigan Municipal League Award-Better Streets Better Michigan

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Council for Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC-MI)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Lakeshore Youth Baseball and Softball Association, Board Member and Treasurer since 2016
  • Wightman Board of Directors Chairman

Personal Note

Steve keeps busy attending his two kids’ sporting events and is a die-hard Michigan State University football and basketball fan. When the weather is good, you’ll find this master griller making his amazing chicken wings, but don’t expect him to share his sauce recipe with you.

Steve Carlisle Engineering Wightman

Contact Steve Carlisle

Office: 269.487.9712

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